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IBM 380-ED Not Booting

After the RAM test it displays 161 & 163 Errors. I enter the Date/Time but it goes back to showing the same error.

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SOLVED! I had this problem with my Thinkpad 380D and FIXED IT.

No soldering, no expensive replacements, no special batteries needed.

Take a small screwdriver and open the panel on the underside of the computer, right above the big battery pack area. Inside you will see a watch battery sitting in a little round plastic cradle. The battery pops out easily with a small screwdriver. Buy a new battery at an electronics, radio, or jewelry store. You can bring the old one in to match it to a new one. Mine was a CR1220 and cost $5. Pop the new one into the plastic cradle, replace the panel, and turn your computer on. Now, after you reset the time, the computer should boot normally. This worked for a 380D. Don't know if it would work for other models, but 3880ED is probably similar.

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I have several 600's and they all have the same issue. They are giving 161 192 163 errors. I replaced the battery in them and then go to try and setup the time. However, instead of letting me set the...


161 = CMOS configuration lost (battery has died).

163 = CMOS error; Clock is not updating.

192 = System fan is faulty, not plugged into the system board or the system board itself is faulty.

Whe you replaced the RTC (real time clock/BIOS battery) did you make sure that the CPU fan was working?

If it is then go back into the BIOS and reset it to defaults. Save the changes and reboot, then go back into the BIOS and try to set the time and date.


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BATCH or SETTLE before doing this for all data stored will be WIPED clean.

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Hi, sorry I was out last night.
Errors 00161/00163/00173 mean you need to replace the CMOS/BIOS battery and update the time, date etc, like you did.. and Error 00301 means a keyboard error. Just press CtrlAltDel past this.. or try using an external PS-2 keyboard..

So, when you startup and then get to the errors, just press CtrlAltDel to restart, then tap F1 to enter the Advanced Settings and try to load Windows in Safe Mode, and let it do a Scan Disk.

It's possible that the machine won't be able to load any hardware drivers for the machine because the CMOS information might have been corrupted due to the flat battery, but try and boot into Safe Mode anyway and see how you get on.

This is a really old machine but still has driver and troubleshooting support at the Lenovo website, and it might be fun and interesting to resurrect..

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