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Re: ibm think pad
This generally indicates that the cmosbattrey is dead and needs replaced. Depending on the model of Thinkpad the cmos battery will be located either under the main battery or under the keyboard. It's a yllowpuoch with two wires leading to a connector. If it's located under the main battery the keyboard will have to come off in order to get to the connector.
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Error code 161 means your CMOS battery is dead and 163 is that system date and time are not set (which make sense as the CMOS battery is dead).
You need to replaced your CMOS motherboard battery to resolved this issue.
[CHANGE YOUR CMOS BATTER WHICH IS INSIDE YOUR CPU CASE] I do not think you fixed the CMOS battery - (backup battery = CMOS battery) According to the error codes, you have a dead backup battery and the time is not set. Makes sense? 161 (Dead battery.) 1. Go to Checking the Backup Battery 2. Backup battery. 3. System board. 163 (Time and date were not set.) 1. Set time and date. 2. System board.
Go to www.ibm.com Find and download the user manual, and the "hardware maintenance manual." Do you know how to get into bios/setup?
Start with the machine OFF. HOLD DOWN and CONTINUE TO HOLD THE "F1" key. WHILE STILL HOLDING "F1", turn the power on, and CONTINUE TO HOLD "F1" This will get you into the bios "setup." You should check the date, bootup order, etc, and reset. I would check the "wire" you think you reconnected---you may just not have actually reconnected it. The "hardware maintenance manual" shows you how to maintain this machine, and it explains the meaning of the error codes.
This will get you started on looking for the manual:
The error message relates to the date and time setting in the BIOS, it has a wrong due to a flat BIOS battery. The needs to be replaced and the date and time corrected,
The padlock symbol indicates the laptop's BIOS has been set with a password and you cannot enter and change the BIOS settings without this password.
Replace the BIOS battery with a new one, then boot up and enter your BIOS password, then change the time & date, then save and exit.
I do not think you fixed the CMOS battery - (backup battery = CMOS battery)
According to the error codes, you have a dead backup battery and the time is not set. Makes sense?
161 (Dead battery.) 1. Go to Checking the Backup Battery 2. Backup battery. 3. System board. 163 (Time and date were not set.) 1. Set time and date. 2. System board.