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IBM Thinkpad 560Z

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Jack in NH

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Hello all-

I found this place trying to fix the viral infection I had in my desktop; note "had". Followed the malware removal process & all's good again- thank you for that service.

New topic: While at the dump (excuse me, "recycling center") Saturday, I found an IBM Thinkpad 560z in its satchel, complete w/external 3.5" disk drive, CD drive, mouse, and all the power adapters to make everything run- it was on the "free if you want it" table.

When I attempted to start it, it makes clicking & other bogus noises, & the screen indicated "error 00161, 00301, & 00163".

I haven't a clue what that means, so here I am.

The unit seems to be in pretty good shape (physically), but I don't know if it's worth attempting to fix. The price was right :), so...???
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    Kraków my love :)

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Error codes for your model: http://www-307.ibm.c...cid=LWIK-3XPJJY

161 (Dead battery) 1. Go to "Checking the Backup Battery" on page 16 of the HMM 2. Backup battery 3. System board

163 (Time and date were not set) 1. Set time and date 2. System board

301, 303, 304, 305, 3XX 301 Keyboard error 1. Go to "Keyboard or Auxiliary Input Device Checkout" on page 11 of the HMM 2. Keyboard 3. External numeric keypad 4. External keyboard 5. Keyboard/mouse cable 6. System board

It looks like busted motherboard to me.

Edited by Broni, 04 July 2010 - 10:46 PM.

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