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Re: Thinkpad 600 Error Codes

 
 
Christina C.
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      05-23-2007, 06:01 PM
On May 23, 12:10 pm, Arno Wagner <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Previously Christina C. <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone...
> > I have a link to what the error codes mean and have worked on these
> > laptops in my past -- but I'm trying to "resurrect" a 600 for a friend
> > of mine.

>
> There is an error code list athttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=LWIK-3...
>
> > She gets the following errors upon bootup:
> > 173

>
> This is an empty or failed battery for thye CMOS, if I read it right.
>
> > 163

>
> This is time and date not set.
>
> > and then a lock
> > She does not have the CMOS password. I have removed the CMOS battery
> > from the MOBO -- and let it sit and try again; same results.
> > Is there anyway I can get this to work?

>
> Maybe try with a new battery?
>
> Arno
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>
>
> > I am a techie and am certified to tear apart Dell laptops -- so I'm
> > sure if I get some direction I could work on this, too.
> > Thanks in advance!
> > -Christina- Hide quoted text -

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> - Show quoted text -


That could work -- but what about the cmos password -- how do I
"break" it; so I can boot up?

 
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