Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook ?

My IBM Thinkpad is not switching on?

\015 Hi my IBM thinkpad a21 m i think thats what its called is not starting up its says error 0217 check date and time settings and then it comes up with a piece f paper or something liek a window in the corner in the top with a padlock and you must type something in do you know how to fix it?\015

Answers :

The error message relates to the date and time setting in the BIOS, it has a wrong due to a flat BIOS battery. The needs to be replaced and the date and time corrected,
\015\012The padlock symbol indicates the laptop's BIOS has been set with a password and you cannot enter and change the BIOS settings without this password.
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\015\012Replace the BIOS battery with a new one, then boot up and enter your BIOS password, then change the time & date, then save and exit.
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