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K. Prophett

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Does any one have experience with the IBM think pad? Everytime I turn on the computer after it has been off for a while I get a message error with the numbers 173, and 192. On the 173 error it has me go in and fix the time and date of the machine. On the 192 error I have to test the system and when its done it says there is a device error. Once the testing is done I can reboot the computer without any problems. If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know.
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the error about reseting the time suggests that the laptop's cmos battery may be dying...i however am not sure on how to change this battery on this laptop.

the second error.....does it tell you what device is erroring?
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The computer doesnt have a battery. I use the AC power adapter thta attaches to the back of the computer. An at the time Im not by the laptop so Im not able to tell which device errors. I can provide that for you later.
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not the battery battery...there is a CMOS battery on the motherboard..looks like a watch battery..this is to ensure that the BIOS information get's stored...even when you lose power.
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Oh okay. I just looked at how to replace it and possible ways to fix it without replacement. Thanks. I will provide the device error number for you later.
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Hey sorry it took so long but here is the device error in the exact way I see it on the computer:


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DEV 001
ERR 96
FRU 3810
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