my ibm 600e is locked.No its stolen

February 24, 2011 at 12:41:17
Specs: win XP, 256
When my IBM 600e laptop is powered up I get 161/163 wait and it goes to password icon, I've change the 2025 battery shorted the jumpers.power it up holding the F1 till it boots up and still get the 161/163 error the password icon has no numbers.I also switched HDD and still the same.
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#1
February 24, 2011 at 13:56:46
I think you need to use a special floppy. I forget what the 100 series of posts are but lenovo may have that info on their web site still.

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#2
February 24, 2011 at 15:12:58
Thank you for your response. You mention leveno how do I go to that site? do I just go to leveno.com?

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#4
February 24, 2011 at 18:12:38
can you tell which download i need

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#5
February 24, 2011 at 22:54:48
larryf215 pointed you to the right places.

It's up to you to poke around there and find what you need.

The first link has downloads.

I have no idea what jefro is talking about.

scroll down on that page to

Configuration Utility
Personalization Utility Data diskette ??

Where there is an right or left "arrow" in a column for a model, the same download can be used with that model.

The second link has the Online User's Guide link.

(RIGHT click on the link and choose Save link as... to download it.)


I looked at it and it keeps referring to a User's Reference regarding the Passwords.
.......

Look at the label on your laptop.
It has a Type and a Model on it
Type: 2645 or 2646
Model: xxx, e.g 1RR
2645-xxx or 2646-xxx

Go here:
Support & downloads
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s...

On the right side of that page, type your Type and Model in the Quick path Enter a product number box. e.g. 2645-1RR , click on Go.

That yields you the home support page for your specific 610E Type and Model

Click on User's guides and manuals

Info about passwords is in the User's Reference



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#6
February 25, 2011 at 21:58:29
I have no idea what floppy its suppose to be I have downloaded almost that I think will help me unlock it into floppies and nothing has worked. I truly appreciate all the suggestions and help. Thank you. I think its time trash it. This laptop looks like new in and out and the monitor does not have mark on it the batt work great.

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#7
February 25, 2011 at 22:01:33
I have no idea what floppy its suppose to be. I have downloaded almost all that I thought will help me unlock it into floppies and nothing has worked. I truly appreciate all the suggestions and help. Thank you. I think its time trash it. This laptop looks like new in and out and the monitor does not have mark on it the batt work great its shame.

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#8
February 25, 2011 at 22:15:06
It's extremely unlikely using a floppy will get rid of the password(s), if that's what you're trying to do.
If that's possible at all, the info about how to remove passwords is probably in that User's Reference manual I pointed you to.
(It's not possible for a user to easily to remove passwords from laptops that are about 12 years old or newer, unless you know what it is.)
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By the way, when you replace the cmos battery with a new or a good used one, one of the errors, 161 or 163, I forget which, is supposed to go away if the battery polarity has been correctly connected, the other one goes away when you have either corrected the date and time in the bios, and have saved bios settings, or if you have corrected the date and time in the operating system on the hard drive, which corrects the date and time in the bios.


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