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I am currently working on a project that uses the external crystal for the watchdog timer and the internal DSO clock for all other tasks. The crystal is 32kHz. The watchdog timer interrupt is taking care of controlling the state machine in the main loop. At first sight everything looks ok. However, after a while (hours later) the controller (MSP430G2553) appears to be stuck. Closer investigation show that this is due to the watchdog timer interrupt not served, means that the 32Khz clock is not present. I already tried to play with the XTAL capacitor settings to no effect. I am wondering if scope measures could be done in order to see if there is something ongoing in the clock circuit that could point to an issue with the XTAL capacitors, driver circuit, parasitics, etc. However, I do not know what exactly to look for. Can anyone help me here?