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Thinkpad 380ed Error 00161 & 00163 cannot boot how to fix it ? Regards JMA

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  • JM Aubin Sep 19, 2007

    did change batterie RTC

  • crai1727 Dec 02, 2007

    i have IBM labtop 380ED. there is a start up problem and it says error 00161 and error 00163. then i enter the date and time then it just restarts. holding F1 down does not work. does anyone now what i can do to fix it?

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    error 00161 00163 ibm 380ed...tried holding the f1 key while off etc etc etc still starting up showing same error messages....cant rectify, any help appreciated.



    Rgds Steve

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007






    iv set time date etc and still same 00161 & 00163 error message showing...iv even taken the battery out, replaced & the time & date have stayed set to correct but still same errors??

  • maddav68 Mar 22, 2009

    thinkpad 380ed ,starts up until the IBM logo appears then shuts off,any suggestions ?

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1) This is a typical problem when the CMOS battery is very weak or dead, it will continually display the date and time and reboot with the same errors until you change the CMOS battery. On this model it is behind the door that houses the memory chip, above the battery, if you have the laptop turned over and battery closest to you. <--best bet, its a dead CMOS battery.

2) You can get to the BIOS to run tests, one of 2 ways, either hit the ESC key and other keys to get a 301 error or hold the F1 key and boot, you should get into BIOS. (You probably won't be able to do this until you replace the CMOS battery.) From there you can run diagnostic tests on various components.

3) Lastly, you can update the BIOS. From inside the EASY-SETUP bios you should be able to copy the BIOS part number, date, etc. Look for the BIOS update based upon model # either thru a search on the web or directly on the IBM website (a search on google of "bios update thinkpad 380ed" will bring up a link for the IBM page.) If you choose to do a BIOS update, read the directions carefully and remember not to power off the machine while the update is happening. If you've never updated a BIOS before, get someone who has to walk you thru it before attempting it by yourself.

GOOD LUCK :)

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Hi guys thankyou for your help, ive changed the battery and it worked perfectly

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Hi, Error 161 and 163 is time and date not set in bios. In other words, it's likely the cmos battery is probably weak or dead (although it should show an error 192) Just press F1 and access bios, set date and time, leaving the ac adapter plugged in, restart the system. It should boot. Good luck

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Go to IBM web site and get the latest BIOS update for your laptop. Try a BIOS update. If the BIOS updqate does not fix the problem - you will need a new motherboard. We have had this problem before in our repair shop. It is very frustrating. Don't expect a great deal of help from IBM tech support. Wish I had better news for you. Good Luck.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

I changed the battery and problem was solved :) thanks

Posted on May 20, 2008

Changing the batterie did fixed the problem for me

JMA

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Me to the same errors

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Iv set time date etc and still same 00161 & 00163 error message showing...iv even taken the battery out, replaced & the time & date have stayed set to correct but still same errors??

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