Question about IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook
Boot my TP 600X get errors 161 and 163 on post [also 8611], still has a
blank POP, so have to give it a return after the lock icon [this is how
got into this problem to begin with, since the keyboard connector is
broken, and thought removing the battery, and the CMOS battery would
rest this, it did not, and after finding to things in the hardware
manual, how to reset POP via POP pads, and a keyboard can be connected
to the mouse PS2 via a Y cable]. Then get this screen that shows the
error list, similar to the BIOS setup page in a rectangle, a bird that
can be moved by the mouse and a choice in the bottom of the box of
either OK or Cancel, or pressing a Return, all of which results in the
screen changing what is in the rectangular box to have the error list
and a ---------> [large open book icon], the keyboard is locked, can
only power off or power reset the computer. Pressing F1 either during
the power up, starting with it pressed before, and holding it does not
change it. Tried doing the same thing by holding down the F1 key then
pressing the Return after getting the Lock icon, it delays the
process and seems to start something, activate something, see the
underline cursor blinking then blank, after some seconds [still holding
the F1 key pressed, to try to enter into the BIOS setup], it still goes
to this rectangular box described above, sometimes in the middle of the
blank time, that is after the white underline cursor disappears, have
seen a blue character there in the upper left corner, either a 3 [most
common] or a 2, for a moment, maybe a second, then goes to this
rectangular box screen. Have also tried a delete key in the sequence,
but maybe need some more specific instruction on this. Had seen a post
in another forum stating this problem, and a solution that two of the
steps outlined in the manual are erroneously stated out of order, but
no specifics about the steps. [seems that the answer was given
privately to avoid possible thieves from getting it, was dated Oct. 27,
2004], and avoided having to replace the system board, as many state
including the manual.
Can you be of help to getting access to the EasySetup of the BIOS [which is not easy to get to now]? What are the steps outlined in the manual, and maybe which two are out of order? or at least possibly once having the the steps, could figure out which two might be out of order, or get there by trial and error? This seems to be a problem that has many listings, that have searched over the last few years, and this is the closet have come to a solution yet.
161 error refers to a flat BIOS battery, it is dead - you need to replace the battery with a new one..
163 error refers to the date and time setting in the BIOS, it is not correct, this is also caused by a flat BIOS battery.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
The Geekman is spot on. Adding bad Trackpoint (8611). Begs the question why would this response be tagged thanks for trying instead of this worked great? Here is a link:http://www.thinkpads.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=73396
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
There is no otherway. becase the slides sends direct signal to inverter for adjusting brightness. You can adjust brightness the
other way ,through graphic cards property, but that is only adjustment for the color and if you do make it bright, you'll be loosing the vivid color..not so natural.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
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The battery that might be dead is not the main battery. It's the cmos battery, which is a coin cell battery located on the motherborad. It stores the setting in the bios and keeps the date and time accurate. Errors 161 and 163 mean the date and time are wrong. If the cmos battery is dead then, the date and time go back to 1/1/2000 every time the pc is restarted. Thus, you get the "wrong date and time" errors 161 and 163.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
The internal clock runs off the battery, so if the battery is dead, then the clock won't be able to hold the current time accurately. Unfortunately, replacing the battery on a laptop motherboard is not as easy as it is for a desktop. With a desktop, you can usually just take the cover off, find the battery and replace. Laptops are so compact that if you try to take one apart, you risk dislodging something or forgetting where a piece will go.
I would check with some of the office supplies store or electronics store and see how much a fix like this would cost. Or even find a computer repair place nearby you. Assuming that is the only problem, I can't imagine it being too expensive.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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