Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook ?

Errors My notebook keeps booting but I never get to the main screen because it's always saying errors. Then it gives a list of errors like 161,190, and 163. Then it just stops, not allowing me to doing anything except turn the power off.

Answers :

Hi there.
161 and 163 mean time and date not set

any error like this is a dead giveaway you're cmos is dead.
Its a really common problem.

192 seemed to be incorrect voltage or fan the fan blows out the side to the left and cannormally be heard or felt,

You need to do a check which is achieved by holding down F1 and powering it on, keep F1 held down and wait and you should get the config come up.
Run the system board check.

On systemboard check you get
err 91
fru3610 or fru 3810
or something very similiar

It means the cmos battery is dead, you will need to change the battery, in some laptops the cmos battery is different so you'll have to check.
To do this you need to take the memory cover off on the
bottom of your thinkpad undo it with a screwdriver and youll see a white connector to topright or bottom left depending how your looking at it with a red and a black wire.
\015\012This is connected to the cmos battery which is tucked under the black plastic of the case.
\015\012 You have to wiggle it round a bit and pull it out but its not connected.
\015\012The original one has a yellow shrinkwarap thing on it.
\015\012heres a link so you can see exactly what its like,
\015\012 http://www.sabahoceanic.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=213
\015\012Undo the plastic with a pair of scissors and prise of the metal clips soldered in place with pliers or something
\015\012making sure you remember if red is positive or negative
\015\012Flatten the clips and then tape your cr2025 battery onto them
\015\012with electricians insulating tape and then push the white connector back and tuck the new battery back in position.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Before it boots up hold the f8 button down then you will get a list of options try to boot it up manually from there did you create a back up disc by any chance if you did boot form disc
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