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Re: Thinkpad 600 Error Codes

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Christina C., May 23, 2007.

  1. Christina C.

    Christina C. Guest

    On May 23, 12:10 pm, Arno Wagner <> wrote:
    > Previously Christina C. <> 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
    >
    >
    >
    > > 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 -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    That could work -- but what about the cmos password -- how do I
    "break" it; so I can boot up?
    Christina C., May 23, 2007
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