Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook ?

My Windows 98 IBM ThinkPad Laptop

\015 Whenever i turn the computer on it says error then it says 2 numbers under error it says 00173 and 00163 if i click ok it shows you the date and time but if i click cancelit says the same numbers again and then it shows a arrow pointing to a book. I have been clicking ok and then it says THinkPad but then it shows a Big Square thats blue and then it says Off>On \015\012 I need to know whats the problem and i need to know how you can fix it Please Help Me Thanks.\015

Answers :

These errors indicate that the cmos battery is dead and needs replaced. The cmos is located under the main battery, the yellow pouch with two wires that lead to a connector. You will need to remove the keyboard to get to the connector. Replace the cmos, set the time and date, and you're good to go.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I have a thinkpad t20 and a 570e, both with


The IBM Recovery Disk that comes with those laptops is set up for Windows 2000, not Windows XP Pro. The answer is No, you cannot use the IBM Recovery Disk for them, if you install Windows XP Pro.However! You will have a recovery disk, bec ... IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

Can IBM 380XD ThinkPad Laptop,loaded with WINDOWS XP


Yes, your laptop support Windows XP, so there should not be any problem in installing Windows Xp softwares. ... IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

Massive series of problems with IBM Thinkpad


Probably itz either minor case of software corruption/improper ground/cpu fan..or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/addon/daughter cards....plz do check the following as in order:..the Hardwa ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

Error loading operating system


The Thinkpad T23 is old, and would not worth fixing. Save your money on a new one.\015\012The problem with your laptop is that the hard disk or the disk controller has failed and therefore cannot find the operating system on the hard disk. The ... IBM ThinkPad T23 Notebook

Forgot startup password


For the Windows password you will need to reformat your hard drive. If that would not be done or if there is another way of removing the password without removing and reinstalling the operating system or of using your laptop by working around, window ... IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

I have an old IBM thinkpad that needs reprogramming..


You can use any Operating System disk (such as Linux, Windows, etc) to reload your laptop. The trick is you have to go to the IBM website (lenovo.com) and download the drivers for your system after loading the Operating System. For your laptop, it ... IBM ThinkPad T22 2647 Notebook

Network controller ibm r50e?


Wireless LAN ThinkPad 11abg, abgn, bg, bgn for Windows Vista (64-bit and 32-bit) - ThinkPad \015\012http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/su ... IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

IBM ThinkPad T40 Hard Drive Plug in Problem


Hi fletdog; I have the exact same HDD connector problem. There is an IBM document on T40 laptop, they do not talk about if and how to replace the SATA HDD connector at all. I seem ... IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook

Toshiba Portege 7100 SlimLine Notebook


The Tobshiba Portege 7100 does not have a wifi. Here are the spec's.\015\012http://www.epinions.com/pr-Toshiba_PORTEG ... Toshiba Portege 7100 Notebook

R40 Thinkpad CD drive


I also have an IBM R40 with a combo drive that showed the same symptoms. I switched the drive with two another two which I can assure that work 100% correctly, and the same problem happens. First the drive wasn't detected some of the times, or it got ... IBM ThinkPad R40 2897 Notebook

My sound isnt working either except i have an IBM laptop


Hello,Is this for Windows XP or Vista?You can download the drivers from IBM's website: ... Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Ibm thinkpad A22m 2628 series


Dear soldiers mom, In order to check that the laptop has a working ac adapter (and that the DC power plug is working) remove the battery and connect the ac mains adapter to the laptop. If it powers on and and does anything ..such as loadi ... IBM ThinkPad A22m 2628 Notebook

How do I put new windows on the thinkpad I have got the cd


This is sometimes due to the boot sequence. identify the key to press so that you can access its bios at start up. a shot message is usually displayed for a short time at start up.please go to the bios and change the boot sequence to start from ... IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

Key board stops responding when windows loads


Your mouse freezes; you should only use system restore as a last resortany virus/spyware you had in the past will come backturn the computer off(you may have to shut power off pressing on power button)when you see ibm logo, tap F8 ... IBM ThinkPad T30 2366 Notebook

No audio driver,


Am sorry its a laptop its not a PC,,Errors are: 1. Crystal WDM Audio codec2. IBM ThinkPad Fast Infrared portLaptop details:OS Name Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalVersion 5.1.2 ... IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

Need OS for Thinkpad iseries laptop


Welcome to fixya \015\012\015\012 to be honest you can not make a OS disk you will have to ask around and see if anyone you know has a windows 2000 disk and try to install theres in your laptop or go to a store and buy a OS it is not che ... PC Laptops

2002 IBM ThinkPad T23 battery problems/won't run without power


It doesn't look to me that you're doing anything wrong there.Was there a specific installation requirement for the battery?I recently changed my battery on my IBM/Lenovo and all that was necessary, was to let it charge fully before ... IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

I forgot my password and cant get in my labtop IBM THINKPAD 2647


When you forgot Windows password and couldn't get in laptop, there are still some ways you can try to reset Windows password. ... IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook

I need to reload Windows 2000 Pro on a corupt IBM Thinkpad.


Assuming you have no data to lose,,,, you could always try to download copy of Windows 2000 Professional and burn it to a CD. Before you do this,,, you have to make sure you have a sticker somwhere on your laptop with your original product key. If ... IBM (08K3261) for ThinkPad A20P, A20M, A21P, A22P Graphic Card

IRe: IBM 600E


Hi, sorry I was out last night.Errors 00161/00163/00173 mean you need to replace the CMOS/BIOS battery and update the time, date etc, like you did.. and Error 00301 means a keyboard error. Just press CtrlAltDel past this.. or try using an exter ... IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

Problem i have a ibm think pad p2 with widows 98 ..windows was corrupterd so i reinstall windos 98 but i dont have display drivers and sound drivers how can i get that .....please sugest me what els should i write


Hi,You did not include the specific model of your IBM Thinkpad.Nonetheless, pls open a browser and go to Google. Type IBM "ThinkPad" (less the quotes), enter. On the next page, scroll down to the bottom and click "Search wi ... HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

No sound from IBM ThinkPad T43


Your driver is missing so the laptop doesn't see the sound hardware located on the laptop motherboard.The audio could also be turned off in the bios also but missing the audio driver is usually the problem..Go to their website ... Lenovo IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook PC - Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz, 512MB DDR2, 40GB HDD, Combo, WiF

IBM thinkpad T21


I had a similar problem after My pc got damp in a bag in the rain. I contacted IBM and was given this fix which I am supprised worked but it did so here it is cannot hurt to try. Remove the main battery and the mains power supply press the power on b ... IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook

Drive got deleted


Many old laptop support IDE hard drives up to 30 GB (better to buy 20 GB some 30 is not supported). 20 GB hard drives are available on Ebay.Once you have the hard drve, get a generic Windows install disk and a valid licence key, and boot ... IBM ThinkPad G40 Notebook

Hi, I have an IBM R51 Type 2887 Thinkpad that came with Windows XP Home edition. I formatted the laptop and put the Windows XP Professional in it. However, it could not install few key drivers (Eg. CD ROM, LAN, Wireless, Bluetooth, etc). How can install those drivers. Without LAN or Wireless, I can't even go online to find support from that laptop. Please help. Umang Taneja


You need to access a computer that is connected to the Internet, (try going to a friend or work mate or nternet cafe etc.)\015\012\015\012Go to the IBM/Lenovo WEB site - support/download page and download the latest Windows XP audio drive ... IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.7033 seconds