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My Windows 98 IBM ThinkPad Laptop

Whenever i turn the computer on it says error then it says 2 numbers under error it says 00173 and 00163 if i click ok it shows you the date and time but if i click cancelit says the same numbers again and then it shows a arrow pointing to a book. I have been clicking ok and then it says THinkPad but then it shows a Big Square thats blue and then it says Off>On
I need to know whats the problem and i need to know how you can fix it Please Help Me Thanks.

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These errors indicate that the cmos battery is dead and needs replaced. The cmos is located under the main battery, the yellow pouch with two wires that lead to a connector. You will need to remove the keyboard to get to the connector. Replace the cmos, set the time and date, and you're good to go.

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