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Ibm 600e i cant get my laptop to boot. when i start it up an error code for the date and time comes up, i reset the time and then this screen that is green with a white border with a circle with the word off under it and a arrow pointing to a straight line with the word on under it. i dont know what this is and i cant get past it. please help!

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    loamin keita Sep 15, 2008

    how can i remove my power-on password

  • alancuth Sep 19, 2008

    Hi i had exactly the same problem as you and after replacing my cmos battery the problem cleared, if you search for it there is plenty of info on this site to tell you how to replace the cmos battery

  • stephenmahon Sep 19, 2008

    when i turn it on goes to error

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I had exactly the same problem and once i replaced my cmos battery it cleared the problem.
you can find lots of good instructions on here to tell you how to replace the cmos battery

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Hope that fixes it for you? :)

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