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I am getting an Error 00301 on an IBM Thinkpad Type 2645, Model 41U, 600, and it boots to a blinking character (looks like a hypen turned sideways)

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I ran the diagnostics and had errors on the SystemBoard,
DEV 001, ERR 91, FRU 3610. Upon reading on other sites, it said that the battery is dead and to remove it and run the diagnostics using just the power plug. That did correct the SystemBoard error. It is still running the diagnostics. Next I will see if I can boot the system using a boot disk if necessary.

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If you downloaded IBM 600 repair manual, 8611 error is fixed by reseating the keyboard connector on the system board. Which means you have to unscrew 13 bottom screws to take out the keyboard.

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Error message 00173,00163 will not boot corrctly


These errors are system options not set, and time/date not set (if I recall correctly off the top of my head)
Basically, you need to replace the CMOS battery.
I would order one online from a place like EVERCORP.com ( a link for YOUR battery is here... http://www.evercorp.com/catalog/batteries/Laptop/Laptop+CMOS/IBM/ThinkPad+600%2C+600D%2C+600E%2C+600X/CR2025-WR/ )
It will cost a lot of money though...almost $10 ! And there will be shipping on top of that, and the battery weighs almost a whole ounce!
If you can maybe second mortgage your house so that you can afford these hefty costs, the installation is almost as hard as the price is high.
Fear not though, installation instructions should come with the battery (which hides in the RAM compartment as I recall).
Once the battery is replaced, set the system options and the time/date, and you should never see that error again!

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Have a think pad 600 type 2645 with eo301 error, there is a display of a padlock w/ no1 and a blinking cursor on the top left corner


This laptop is protected with a Power on Password.
The password is setup from the BIOS configuration.
There is no backdoor password available and you need the password to boot up the laptop. Once you can boot up the laptop you can enter the BIOS configuration to remove the Power on password.
Removing the BIOS battery to restore the factory defaults will not remove the password because the password is stored on an EEPROM chip.

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Hand-me-down IBM Thinkpad 600E 2645 has blinking LCD video XP O/S


This sounds to me like either your flourescent lighting tube is beginning to go bad ,,, or the inverter is going bad ... or even both. :-)

The cheapest and easiest solution for you is to simply replace the LCD screen (replacing the inverter or the tube are actually a bit cheaper, but not quite as easy to do - most computer repair centers will try to talk you into a new screen anyway). This is actually very simple for either you or someone you know who is an avid "do-it-yourselfer". IBM makes ity very easy. You will find easy, detailed instructions in the ThinkPad 600/600E (2645) Hardware Maintenance Manual, IBM S10L-9619-03 June 1999 available for FREE downloading in .pdf format on IBMs website. Follow this link to some really sweet deals on LCD screens for your 600e on eBay for under $35.00. http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=ibm+thinkpad+600e+lcd+screen&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_sop=12&_dmpt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&_odkw=IBM+tube&_osacat=0

Remember you can always connect an external monitor to your ThinkPad until your new screen arrives if you have one. The manual should also give you instructions to change out the tube if you wish to save a few more bucks and try that route. Hope this will FIX-YA! Please leave your feedback and let me know!

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My IBM 600 thinkpad will not boot up How can I fix it? when I turn it on nothing at all hapens.


Try swapping / reseatting the memory

Booting without the battery / hard drive / and dvd drive.

If that doesn't work, there isn't much you can do besides having a local tech look at the machine.

They'll probably say, bad motherboard. In which case it's time for a new laptop!

Jun 18, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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Screen


Probably the display driver is messed up. Best option is to reinstall the operating system.

An alternative is to have a Linux-savvy friend try to boot it up
with a Linux-live rescue CD to see if that fixes the display problem and maybe to salvage your personal data from the hard drive.

Feb 14, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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IRe: IBM 600E


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..

Hardware Maintance Manual - June 1999: ThinkPad 600, 600E
On pages 109 and 115of the attached pdf file (actual pages 103 and 109), the Li-Ion batterypack part number should read 12P4064 replaces 02K7018.
c.gif Battery test utility diskette - ThinkPad 600/E/X
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BIOS Update (Diskette) - ThinkPad 600
PCMCIA SelectaDock I/II driver for Windows 95/98 - ThinkPad 600, 770

c.gif Windows 98 installation supplement files - ThinkPad 600, 760, 765, 770
This is the Setup Guide for the thinkpad 600.

Of course, it may very well load Windows fine after a new battery and a scandisk and you'll find it has Windows 2000 on it, so maybe I'm jumping the gun with the Win98 stuff there, but let me kow how you get on..

Chris (ziraffa)

Oh by the way, if we are going to be using a different Solution thread this time, can you go back to the other page and rate it as Fixya! so that they can take it off the system? It saves the unrated pages filling up the servers..



Jan 17, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 PC


the following data is from the hardware maintenance manual for the thinkpad 600 series and is readily available from http://www.lenovo.com/support


Symptom or error FRU or action, in
sequence
161
Dead battery.
1. Go to “Checking the
backup battery” on
page 12.
2. Backup battery.
3. System board.
163
Time and date were not set.
1. Set time and date.
2. System board.
173
Configuration data was lost.
1. Select OK in the error
screen; then set the
time and date.
2. Backup battery.
3. System board.
192
Fan error.
1. Go to “Testing the
computer” on
page 7.
2. Measure the voltage of
the backup battery. If
the voltage is not
correct, replace the
backup battery.
3. Fan.
4. System board.

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IBM Thinkpad 600E 2645 not boots


Format the harddrive and install an Operating System of your choice.
Good Luck.

PS: You can probably disable that memory check in your BIOS to speed up your boot time as it is not necessary.

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My ibm s showing a certain error no. on startup


Without seeing the error, you may be best just typing the number into Google.

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