Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad 380ED ?

I have an old IBM 380D 2635-2AU that gets the 3 beeps for date and time, but after doing this it will not boot up at all. I have tried holding the F1 and powering up to no avail. I'd like to get this old thing up and running, which it did before but I made no changes. Freddie Does the battery need to be in the laptop for it to work or does it need to be charged up??


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The CMOS battery may be dead. In older laptop like this, that may require opening case to get to it. It is usually placed near the CPU.
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