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0190: critical low battery error

I have an IBM think pad unit that won't boot into windows. If I have the battery IN then it would start then just shut off immediately. If I connect to AC power and remove the battery then it starts up with IBM logo then after few seconds, it gives me 0190: critical low battery error. Thanks

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You shouldn't start your thinkpad with AC in and no battery. I'd suggest to replace the battery.

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When old IBM Think Pads fail to boot it is usually because the CMOS battery has worn out. It is very easy and inexpensive to replace. Youtube has numerous videos showing how to replace it e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZI-8Q2j-zQ

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