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IBM Thinkpad 380ED Startup Problems

Hi, when I turn on my computer it boots up with the date and time for you to verify or change and click "OK or Cancel". When I click OK it says error and to either click OK or cancel which in turn sends it back to the first screen after immediately rebooting. Is this a hard drive issue or some other problem?

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Its the small battery that is dead, if you open the ram on the underside there is a small battery under the ram chip, yours is dead cause i had the same problem.

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Ibm 380ed 00161 & 00163 errors on boot. What do they mean?


161 dead backup battery and 163 time/date not set

Feb 22, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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Thinkpad 380ED error 161 163


Replace CMOS battery and reset time and date. Turn the computer over. Loosen 1 screw on RAM and CMOS door and lift door away. CMOS battery is to the left of the RAM chip (if you have the extra RAM installed.) Using a very small flat screwdiver, gently insert it under the bottom edge of the battery itself, between the rdge of the battery and it's holder, and GENTLY pry up the bottom edge of the battery. It will easily pop out. DO NOT REMOVE THE BLACK PLASTIC CMOS BATTERY HOLDER ITSELF OR YOU WILL RUIN IT! Go to Batteries Plus or Radio Shack and perchase a CP1220 (3volt) battery. They are less than $4.00. Make sure that you have the new battery correct side up and insert it back into the holder by sliding it in from the bottom and gently push down and the new battery will pop back in. Re-start your machine and when the errors pop up hit "enter" and then enter the correct time and date. You should be good to go from there. Don't let anyone badmouth your 380ED. I have one that I used at trade shows for years and it still performs perfectly. It is built like a tank and won't run XP but Win98 is just fine on this rig. IBM (Lenovo) sure built them with the consumer in mind back then. Easy to add RAM and change CMOS battery, unlike my new ACER Aspire One, and my vintage AcerNote Lite that has to be completely dissambled to do either!

Apr 11, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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Boot sequence


161 and 163 error means you have to change your CMOS battery. open the laptop, change the cmos battery and you should be able to set the date and time.

after which you can access the bios by pressing F1 upon boot up and change the boot sequence after that

Mar 30, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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Error


sounds like your cmos 3 volt battery is dead and needs replaced.
its a very small coin size battery located/hidden inside the laptop.
you will have to google the placement or just find it.

Mar 24, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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00161 and 00163 errors


had same problems changed small battery under cover near normal battery solved problems cr1220

Mar 20, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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Hi my IBM 2635-6AU, ThinkPad 380ED 26356AU screen is dark and i cant see


From what you are stating it seems like your backlight in your lcd needs to be replaced. Plug an external monitor up to your laptop. Press the fn & f key (the one with the picture of a monitor in it.) Your diplay should project to the monitor. Display is ok.....replace the backlight.

Hope this helps you

Oct 26, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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Ibm thinkpad 380ed


Firs go to BIOS and setup date and time if it wont work soo  You have to change the little batery ini laptop

Oct 18, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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Thinkpad 380ed


1) This is a typical problem when the CMOS battery is very weak or dead, it will continually display the date and time and reboot with the same errors until you change the CMOS battery. On this model it is behind the door that houses the memory chip, above the battery, if you have the laptop turned over and battery closest to you. <--best bet, its a dead CMOS battery.

2) You can get to the BIOS to run tests, one of 2 ways, either hit the ESC key and other keys to get a 301 error or hold the F1 key and boot, you should get into BIOS. (You probably won't be able to do this until you replace the CMOS battery.) From there you can run diagnostic tests on various components.

3) Lastly, you can update the BIOS. From inside the EASY-SETUP bios you should be able to copy the BIOS part number, date, etc. Look for the BIOS update based upon model # either thru a search on the web or directly on the IBM website (a search on google of "bios update thinkpad 380ed" will bring up a link for the IBM page.) If you choose to do a BIOS update, read the directions carefully and remember not to power off the machine while the update is happening. If you've never updated a BIOS before, get someone who has to walk you thru it before attempting it by yourself.

GOOD LUCK :)

Sep 19, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 380ED

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