Hi Foum Members and Bryston Service Staff (e.g. Chris),
My name is Martin (from Holland); I registered to this forum. This is my first mail.
I own an early BDP-1 since late 2011 (still in its original firmware configuration): S0 98 2011-04-01.
The BDP-1 Player has been working flawlessly for the last 9 years, since its purchase (I tried the S1 and S2 updates but decided that it is much less hassle to use the BDP-1 as a stand-alone Hi_RES media Player , as it initially was designed, rather than fiddling with ever changing internet and server software/hardware).
I did make an Image of the S0 firmware and wrote this back on a Back Up CF card (so I can deal with a corrupted or damaged CF card, if ever required). So Far, So Good!
However I do have a question about the RTC (CMOS) button Back Up Lithium Battery (DURACELL CR2032).
As, typically their lifetime is 10 years on PC boards, I have replaced this RTC Battery early 2020 by a new one (Careful "hot swap" to ensure that no CMOS settings were lost while the Battery was out and ensuring that Mains Power was not off).
My question is now as follows:
If this CR2032 battery would have been depleted fully (either by neglect or due to an early battery failure) and I would not have used the BDP-1 player for say 1-2 months (e.g. vacation):
1) Would the CMOS configuration of the BIOS loose its settings completely (defaulting to a Base Setting)
and would render this the BDP-1 player fully inoperable? i.e a "DEAD" BDP-1?
2) Would the BDP-1 player (after replacing the CR2032 Battery) still power up again again and Boot up and
could I simply reset it to "Factory Password" (bryston) and reset it also to "factory settings " by using the 4 buttons (placed in a diamond layout) on the Front Panel?
I hope Option 2 is applicable, because if Option 1 would occur, I would then have to send it to the Importer (Mafico , here in Holland), who hopefully has commissioned a Service Shop to carry out repairs.
Chris, could you please confirm whether the BDP-1 is "Self Healing" (Option 2 ) or "Self Destroying" (Option 1) in case of a faulty or depleted RTC Battery (CR2032) .
( NB I have downloaded the Service Documentation and the BIOS of the motherboard (ALIX 1E) but the CMOS is off course propriety to Bryston.
Thank you very much for am answer!
Martin from Holland ( A very satisfied customer).