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Cannot Set Date -Time on IBM Thinkpad 600

By compncards ·
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 time, it gives me an - - - -> pointing to a book and I am assuming that it is telling me to look at the manual.

To back up a bit, these machines appear to have been setup with a blank power on password. Once I get the error messages and hit enter, it get the OK with the arrow and it moves on. I am "assuming" that the password isn't causing an issue, but then again maybe I am off.

Help on this would be appreciated. Normally i get 161,163, 192, I replace the battery and move on. This has me a bit stumped.

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Couple of problems here

by shasca In reply to Cannot Set Date -Time on ...

When anyone asks a question with Password as part of it will fall on deaf ears on TR. So for starters you should rephrase the ?

Secondly,you are asking a question in the Discussion section of TR.

If you can amend those two issues, there will be multitude of folks more than happy to help you. :) :)

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Repost as 'Question'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Cannot Set Date -Time on ...

Try reposting this using the 'Ask a Question' button. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

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