Dell error code 2600:0125...what is it?

Dell Latitude d531 notebook
October 25, 2010 at 11:16:52
Specs: Windows Vista, 2Gb
A friend has a Dell Latitude D531 with a boot problem. Dell diagnosis gives error codes 2600:0125 and 2600:0225 for the RTC. Is there a fix for this? The laptop has/had a dead main battery and the CMOS battery was also dead. I replaced the CMOS battery and no longer have a date time error message. Would reflashing the BIOS clear the RTC errors or is it a main board hardware issue?

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#1
October 25, 2010 at 12:04:49
Google search returned nothing on the error codes you posted. In situation like this where Google couldn't help, THIS is where you should go to & start DIY search for the error codes you posted for your Dell Latitude D531 laptop. If no joy it simply meant that the codes may be proprietary information available only to authorized Dell technicians. Property information are never published.

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#2
October 25, 2010 at 13:11:23
2600 is the number assigned to the original WinXP release. I have no clue if that is relivent or not. According to reviews that computer came with Vista pre-installed.

Did you boot into the BIOS (setup) screens and reset values as needed?


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#3
October 27, 2010 at 09:06:31
Thanks for the reply. Was helpful even though it did not solve problem.

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#4
October 27, 2010 at 09:17:27
The BIOS comes up, but there is no setting to reset the RTC ticks. I tried to reflash the BIOS but the flash exe wants an active main battery. Funny thing also with this PC is that the BIOS doesn't recognize the OEM DELL power cord that came with the PC. States that it had to change performance aspects because it did not detect a 65Watt power input. I do not get a charge light on the main battery when plugged in either. May suggest a power board problem, which would explain the charging failure and comms messages, then a CMOS battery failure and possible CMOS corruption.. These days the battery and board replacement costs amount to a new laptop. So that's my recommendation to my friend.

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