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Ibm think pad 600e

Starts to boot, screen comes on ibm upper right, think pad lower left and 261568 kb ok upper left, then jams and does not continue. tried f 8 button during boot, one time got to safe boot, jammed in middle. That approach has not worked since.

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Do a search for memtest86.iso. Burn this image to a cd and reboot your computer. When your computer reboots it should begin checking your memory for errors. If you still have problems it might be your hard drive.

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To resolve this problem:
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2. find the small connector with 1 black & 1 red wire coming from it.
3. disconnect above connector and gently pull the Red&black wires. The backup battery should just pull out from under the casing.
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