Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad 380ED ?

00161 and 00163 errors

\015 Also have errors 161 and 163 on my thinkpat 2635. I havent opened it for years and now need to retrieve some documents asap. HELP!! I reset the time and date and then in trys to restart, but then takes me back to the same place.\015

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Error my laptop keeps telling me there is an error 00161 00163 everytime i turn it on it will make me do the date and time and then it will take me to a screen that say error 00161 , 00163 can you help me please


I do not think you fixed the CMOS battery - (backup battery = CMOS battery) \015\012According to the error codes, you have a dead backup battery and the time is not set. Makes sense? \015\012161(Dead battery.) 1. Go to Checking the Backup Batte ... IBM ThinkPad 380ED

Ibm thinkpad On start up I get error codes 00161 and 00163 I hit enter and get time and date screen enter again to add info and I get error codes 00161 00301 and 00163 and can go no further. HELP


The 161 CMOS error means the CMOS/BIOS battery is dead/flat and needs to be replaced.\015\012The 163 CMOS error means the Date and Time could not be updated when you change the Date and Time setting. This is caused by the flat CMOS/BIOS battery ... IBM PC Laptops

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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

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