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Error 161 and 163

I put the new battery back in and changed the time and date to current from task bar area and control panel. I still get these errors. But when the laptop comes on it has year 2000 , jan, and i change the time and date there and the computer shuts reboots itself and comes back with a screen that has Off >On. I hit the tab key 3 times and the enter key 2 times then shut it down then it will come on correctly. Very frustrating doing this all the time.
I also noticed that one of the light to far right will blink orange sometimes.
I did not have til problem until time changed 2 weeks ago.
Any advice?
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any error like this is a dead giveaway youre cmos is dead.
Its a really common problem.


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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...


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