i turn on comp an all i get is error 163 161

November 11, 2011 at 06:11:36
Specs: Windows XP
is all 3 codes battery related

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November 11, 2011 at 08:02:11
is it an IBM?


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November 11, 2011 at 19:41:32
163 CMOS clock not updating
161 CMOS configuration
Usually caused by battery failure.

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November 12, 2011 at 08:38:34
For a desktop computer, those errors can also be caused by the battery on the mboard being installed backwards in it's socket.

If it's a desktop computer, the + should be showing on the side of the battery you can see when it's installed. If that's correct, replace the battery.

If it's a laptop, you will need to consult the Service manual for it for where it is, what it looks like, how to replace it.

If it's an IBM or Lenovo laptop.....

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