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08611 Error I put my 600E on but it comes up with this error code. The trackpoint only goes in a straight line across, but can move it with an external mouse. Can't get past the error to get the laptop on. Any ideas? Thanks Roy

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Re: 08611 Error

I'm not sure about the 600E or that error number but the same F1 or ESC key sequence might apply(from your other post)! Good Luck! regards, Babb

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Usually this means a hardware failure. I would suggest reseating the CMOS battery overnight to reset the system. Also you might want to replace it as well. It could also be more serious such as a motherboard component failure.
Also IBM error code # 189 according to Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PC's (8th edition) - "Excessive incorrect password attempts." Is there a password on your CMOS ?
Also try hitting ESC key on boot to bypass. Good luck!

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Trackpoint Malfunction

You are lucky that you have IBM machine. They provide a facility of RESTORE TO FACTORY SETTINGS.

Using it all such misappropiate settings will get cured and your machine will work like a BRAND new machine.

Also regarding your mouse sensitivity, you can go to CONTROL PANEL & then to MOUSE settings & there you can customize your mouse settings (sensitivity also).

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With Regrards,

May 28, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Getting message 8611 failing to start

The 8611 error is telling you that the trackpoint or keyboard for the Thinkpad has stopped working

You can sometimes get the 8611 error:
  • If an emergency power down is made by switching the system off during or while an application is open, then immediately switching the system on creates a 8611 error.
  • Repeatedly turning power off and back on without properly shutting down or allowing the system to shut itself down.
The Solution:
  • Wait at least 6 seconds or longer after shutting down the system or before restarting to correct the 8611 error
If the above doesn't work you will have to disable the Track Point:
I did the following procedure from information I found on the Internet, and it worked, only you will need to use a mouse with the laptop from that point on, you are basically turning off the trackpoint which is causing the error.
There is no guarantee this will work because it may also be the keyboard itself, so do at your own risk.
First go into the system config utility which you get forced into after the 8611 error is reported
Then go back to the main menu and enter the config.
When there press the control key and the d key at the same time..
Find and ensure you are on the -base 128 cmos- page.
Look for ofset 20h, (maybe a different number ##h) and in the1st column and 3rd row and change the number to 01. On my Thinkpad the ofset was not 20h but 12h., so my ofset number wasn't the same but it is still 1st column, 3rd row.
When finished changing the number to 01 press the F2 key and then the F3 key.
Then exit out and restart the computer.
The computer should reboot with the trackpoint disabled. And you will need to use a mouse with the Thinkpad.

Mar 12, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Ibm 600e

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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might wann redo it or repiar it with orginal xp cd ok boot into cd

Jan 25, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Error codes for ibm thinkpad 600E

Your bios battery needs replacing

Hope that fixes it for you? :)

Jan 06, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Ibm thinkpad 600e

And, a good evening to you!

This is what IBM has to say about that error:

(Pointing device error when
TrackPoint is enabled.)
8611: System bus error-I/F between 8042 and IPDC.

And, this is what they say can cause the problem:
1. Reseat the keyboard cable on the sub card.
2. Keyboard
3. External mouse
4. Sub card
5. System board

I'm not sure, from what you told us, that this is your only problem. However, I'd suggest resolving this issue before going on to others.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
Thank you, and have a super day!

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IBM Thinkpad error code 19990301 is a Hard-Disk sector problem. Basically your hard-drive is faulty and you need to replace it. This is why it wont boot; because the area of the hard-drive that stores data is damaged.

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