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Replaced cmos battery

Cant access bios, and computer wont boot os.  It just hangs with the following on the screen:  '196032 KB OK', along with 'ThinkPad' and 'IBM'  logos.
Aside: Main Batter is dead - so I'm using power cord only...

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  • petesza Mar 28, 2008

    Pressing F1 with powering on does not allow me to get to the BIOS.  If my bios is gone,  what do I do?

  • FPMe2 Mar 30, 2008

    Worked fine last week now get error codes 00173, 00192, & 00163 respectively mouse point OK, clock appears. time was wrong. Reset time, and is holding for 6 hours now. Clich OK, get two beeps, screen looks like it booting, get two beeps, and error code 00193. If i push the test selection it will not pass the memory test but hangs up there.

    PLEASE HELP THIS PREACHER IF YOU CAN!

    Thank You and God Bless You!

    Pastor Franklin

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Try this:

Press and hold F1; then power on the computer. Hold
F1 until the “Easy-Setup” menu appears.
If you have set a password, the “Easy-Setup” menu appears
after you enter the password.


Plagiarized from:

http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic9023.html

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Mar 29, 2008

    Not a certainty, but the BIOS is likely board-mounted (as opposed to socketed).

    If this has failed, it is likely that the main board will have to be replaced.



    What indication did you have that the battery needed replacement?

    That model seems to go back to ~2002 so it was probably due, but which error messages did you receive prior to replacing it?



    On the same board as before, there is a detailed discussion about the BIOS and flashing it for an update, this might be of some further help:



    http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic7229...



    Although we are pretty spoiled concerning memory reliability, it is possible that the flash memory has failed.

    It might still be possible to refresh it through updating.

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