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IBM Thinkpad Errors

I am getting codes 192,173 and163. what can I do to fix this problem?

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Re: IBM Thinkpad Errors

Good evening!
163 & 173 are "date not set" and "configuration data lost", respectively.hat can be caused by the BIOS battery being dead, among other things. The 192 is a fan error, which also can be caused by the BIOS battery being dead. These errors can also be caused by other things, such as a bad system board, etc. But from what you've told us, I'd check that the BIOS battery is up o snuff, or that it may have gotten disconnected.

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Re: IBM Thinkpad Errors

Der sir i open leptop 600x think pad but i catn batty in mohterboard

but i cant find any batty in mohterboard
please helpme whare batty on mohterboard (which part as batty work

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