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error 00161, 00192, 00163 on a thinkpad 600e

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by sthowes, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. sthowes

    sthowes Guest

    the ibm thinkpad 600e that i am working with, on boot i get the three
    errors 00161, 00192, 00163. i replaced the cmos battery and it made no
    difference. i have tried getting into the bios by holding F1 before
    and throughout powerup to no avail. when it finally loads up to
    something, it is the classic ERROR screen with the three errors listed
    and the arrow pointing to the manual. i can click on ok or cancel and
    they both do the same thing, basically the ok and cancel button
    disappear and then i can do nothing but restart the computer with the
    power switch which then just starts the process over. any help would be
    greatly appreciated
    sthowes, Dec 13, 2004
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  2. First of all it is likely a 600, NOT an e, the e does not generally
    give the 192 (fan) error
    Are you sure, CERTAIN, ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE you put in a new, good CMOS
    battery. Try another, this is the classic CMOS battery errors.
    Bruce Markowitz, Dec 14, 2004
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  3. sthowes

    sthowes Guest

    yes, it is a 600e not a 600, and yes i am positive the battery is good,
    i did a voltage and current test before installing it
    sthowes, Dec 14, 2004
  4. No, you need a new battery, just because there is voltage when you do
    a test does not mean it will be a good battery. Buy a new battery and
    try. Many people have had the same problem with a "good" used battery.
    Those errors indicate a bad CMOS battery. The only option past that is
    a new system board,
    Bruce Markowitz, Dec 14, 2004
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