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Ibm think pad 2635 cant do anything. please help

When i turn on the laptop, it gives me 161 and 163 errors, i continue set the time and the date. hit enter and the screen turns black with a flashing cursor like im supposed to type something but when i try to nothing happenes. i have no disk or manauls.

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    when i turn on the laptop, it gives me 161 and 163 errors, i continue set the time and the date. hit enter and the screen turns black with a flashing cursor like im supposed to type something but when i try to nothing happenes. i have no disk or manauls.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    SAME AS BEFOR

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    i did everything likeseting the time the date. pushed ok and it seemed like is was going to work but still comes up with and error 00161 and 00163.what do i do now. can you put some light on this for me.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    ikeep etting an error and haveing to set the date all the time

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    I'm in the exact same situation... I have no idea what to do with it, and it's getting me frustrated!

  • paula1bitch Feb 29, 2008

    TURN ON MY 2635 AND IT SHOWS ERROR 00161 AND 00163 AND I CAN NOT GO ANY FURTHER TRIED CTRL=ALT=DELETE AND POWERING ON AND OFF TRIED TO ENTER DOS WELL BOOTING UP

  • lexamil Mar 02, 2008

    I also have errors 161 and 163 on my thinkpat 2635. I havent opened it for years and now need to retrieve some documents asap. HELP!! I reset the time and date and then in trys to restart, but then takes me back to the same place.

  • AlNin Mar 23, 2008

    Turn the computer on and it comes up Error 00161 & 00163,have reset time and date but has made no difference.

  • Bugsbunnie May 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. I would like to try the solution of changing the battery. I am not sure how to do that. I found the button battery and am hoping that is the one being talked about. However, it does not seem to be easy to get out. Does anyone know how to change this button battery?

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    (rom) la fel ca si ceilalti imi da eroarea 161 si 163 , ii fixez data si ora si nu face nimic

  • donald_lofto Aug 06, 2008

    error 00161

    00163

  • peeno Aug 10, 2008

    when i turn on my thinkpad it says i have an error i click on ok then it allows me to set time and date i set this and it goes to a black screen then starts again only to be greeted with the same error

  • whtshdw72 Jan 03, 2009

    when i turn it on it gives me the same error 161 abd 163 yet when i enter the date it does not work

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem .I need help for this problem
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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    new bios batt c1210 did not help or make any difference.

  • raymond22 Apr 02, 2009

    my father in law gace me an ibm 2635 laptop i turn it on and it shows a lock I do not know password, is there a way around this

  • raymond22 Apr 02, 2009

    my father in law gace me an ibm 2635 laptop i turn it on and it shows a lock I do not know password, is there a way around this

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    i seem to have the same problem on starting up,stopped using it for a while now i cant use it at all without the dam thing saying error 00161 or 00163.date change makes no difference or fully charged battery.
    dont want tp spend any money on so hope someone can help
    ,or its the bin


  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    i have exactly the same problem.

  • kaibaua May 11, 2010

    When i turn on the laptop, when i turn on the laptop, it gives me 161 and 163 errors, i continue set the time and the date. After gime me the o < I

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Its the bios battrie is dead. simply replace the batt and it will work or just pull the bat set the time and it will restart then you will jsut have to do that every time you start up

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When i turn on the laptop, it gives me 161 and 163 errors, i continue set the time and the date. hit enter and the screen turns black with a flashing cursor like im supposed to type something but when i try to nothing happenes. i have no disk or manauls.

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Get a hold of an OS disk and when it askes would you like to boot from disk do it, it should fix itself if not try re-installing your OS im 99.8% sure that will work

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

Solution #3 worked great for me. I simply removed the battery ( located under the memory flap ) and once I hit enter at the date and time ... all went well. Just purchased a new batt once I had a chance.

Posted on May 15, 2008

Replace the internal battery and it will boot. This battery keeps the Date and Time. Without the battery the date and time cannot be programed and the computer will not boot.

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Rippey574 got it right, in that it's a dead backup battery.

To access the battery, for replacement, remove the memory cover on the bottom of the laptop. un-plug the battery cable from the connector. Find a replacement battery(may need to get on with similar specs, and patch the old connector onto the new battery). and install it in the same position, using double sided tape.

As per the IBM hardware maintenance manual... this should solve those two issues. If, after installing a NEW battery, the errors remain, it's possible you installed your battery hack with reverse polarity. triple check now(it may already be too late, but it's worth trying to solve).

If the standard BACKUP battery replacment doesn't work, then it may be an issue with the motherboard(broken trace, exploded capacitor, etc) that will require time and skill... or if those are lacking, it becomes an e-bay for parts item.

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