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Installed new CMOS Batterie in IBM THINKPAD 600X set Y/D/T but can not get Computer to boot.

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  • peterrliehr Nov 11, 2010

    Computer worked fine until I instralled CMOS Baterie,yes it has a Hard Drive installed how do I get the this seems to be my ProblemBois to Work

  • peterrliehr Nov 11, 2010

    Ihave had no Prolems installing Cmos Batteries in My Desktops over the Years but the IBM THINKPAD is a Laptop there is a difference

  • peterrliehr Nov 11, 2010

    THE Computer is a Lapdop the Erro Massage befor installing CMOS Batterie was 00161



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what happens when you power on the machine, do you get a error message? is there a hard drive installed on the computer and is it working?
Is windows installed?
what error messages are you getting?

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  • Ekse Nov 11, 2010

    Sorry, what is the problem? what happens when you power on the computer?

  • Ekse Nov 11, 2010

    How can I help you? what can I help you with? What do you need help with? what is the machine doing if its not starting up?

    Tell me what do you see on its screen.

  • Ekse Nov 11, 2010

    Please write your problem to us, you have not written what the problem is - the computer wont start up to windows ? Theres so many possibilities - I can't know whats wrong with it unless you write and tell me what the machine is showing you, and error message etc.

  • Ekse Nov 11, 2010

    that was the problem before, what is it now?



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How do i fix my ibm think pad with 161-163 error on start up

Hi drifty169

Looks like you need to change your CMOS battery
Here are the following code descriptions:
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Note: for some pointers on how to replace the battery go to this webpage:
161CMOS configuration lost (battery has died)162CMOS checksum error, CRC error, or adapter ID mismatch163CMOS error; Clock is not updating

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Where i can find the cmos jumper setting in ibm thinkpad 600x?

cmos cell is round cell on motherboard. For that open back cover of laptop then you can see motherboard chip set pull cmos cell from motherboard you can reset cmos bios settings with it you can also set jumper it's near cmos cell it has 3 pins 1-2-3 put jumper in 2-3 position then power up then all settings defaults. then again put it in 1-2 position.then check. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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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 ( a link for YOUR battery is here... )
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!

Jun 27, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645 Notebook

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How to install CMOS Batterie

  1. loosen the scew 1but do not remove it: look at the picture below
mabroukmedal_1.gif 2. free the connector of the bacup battery:
3. install the new backup battery

Nov 08, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

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We have error in IBM Thikpad No 19990302 19990304 19990305

Check that the
operating system is
installed in the hard
disk drive. If not,
install the operating
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3. Check the startup
sequence for the
correct boot device.
4. Check that the
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Nov 27, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

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Error 00163 and 00173 on THINKPAD 600X will not let initialize

Dear that is not bios problem but fist you are format all drive in hdd and after install the windows program and your problem is resolve .................ok

Apr 08, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

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IBM thinkpad 600x

The battery that might be dead is not the main battery. It's the cmos battery, which is a coin cell battery located on the motherborad. It stores the setting in the bios and keeps the date and time accurate. Errors 161 and 163 mean the date and time are wrong. If the cmos battery is dead then, the date and time go back to 1/1/2000 every time the pc is restarted. Thus, you get the "wrong date and time" errors 161 and 163.


Jul 24, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

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Replaced cmos battery

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.

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Mar 28, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

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Ibm 600x .... cannot detect hard drive larger than 2.1gb .. it can detect 2.1gb below ... i installed winxp on 2.1gb .working fine

ibm is providing their computer with a relevant bios updtes . bios updte will solve most of this type of problems

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