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When i power on my ibm a55 desktop pc unathourised bios update attempted and key stuck showing and display off after 5 seconds

I have been getting the error "0198: System Security - Unauthorized BIOS update attempted." I am then given the option to press F1 to go to setup i cant

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Need to replace the bios or get another computer

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SOURCE: CMOS erroe 0193

Remove the CMOS battery and also the jumper on the motherboard to reset the bios.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Bios problem

bios for ibm is at ibm.com and you should never update bios if you dont know much of computers but always use software to flash bios from windows... ibm.com will be good to download bios, the other part is up to you, because if you are clueless on this matter you better take your computer to an it technician before braking it down.

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SOURCE: older model

How to enter IBM Netvista Setup F1 - BIOS setup ( press repeatedly )
F12 - Change boot order ( press repeatedly )

hope this helps

regards

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: No processor Update Bios Found

Go here and scroll down to detect bios version and follow the instruction on the page.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-4MBUDT&velxr-layout=print

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Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: CMOS Error 0193

The security device plugs into the left front of the MB as viewed from the front. It is approximately 1.5" x 2 inches in size. they sometimes come loose form the socket when a system is moved. Open the case and see if it is there and loose. If completely gone, then you need to contact your MB supplier for either the device, a new board or a factory reprogram of the board to disable the missing device.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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Go here and scroll down to detect bios version and follow the instruction on the page.
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=ibm&lndocid=MIGR-4MBUDT&velxr-layout=print

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