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Ibm thinkpad On start up I get error codes 00161 and 00163 I hit enter and get time and date screen enter again to add info and I get error codes 00161 00301 and 00163 and can go no further. HELP

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The 161 CMOS error means the CMOS/BIOS battery is dead/flat and needs to be replaced.
The 163 CMOS error means the Date and Time could not be updated when you change the Date and Time setting. This is caused by the flat CMOS/BIOS battery.
When you replace the battery with a new one, the BIOS will go back to the default settings, go into to BIOS setting (press F2 when you boot up) and change the Date and Time, then save and exit.

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I would really appreciate if you could come back here and leave a comment, so I (and maybe others?) can learn form this ;-)

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sequence
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backup battery” on
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computer” on
page 7.
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the backup battery. If
the voltage is not
correct, replace the
backup battery.
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