Laptop fails to hold date & time

  Kalb 11:57 24 Sep 2005

My old IBM600E ThinkPad has been ailing for a while now...battery not holding charge more than 20mins..but OK used on mains adapter...cost of a new battery more than the laptop is worth !
Now despite attached to mains I get error message 163 & 173 every time at boot which refers to the date & time. Reset this & restart & it boots into Windows. If this was a standard PC I would suspect the Mobo battery...but does a Laptop have a mobo battery ? Anyone any ideas.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:09 24 Sep 2005

Yes laptops have mobo batteries, sounds like yours is dying /dead. click here

  Kalb 12:14 24 Sep 2005

Thanks all I have to do is find it !!

  Chegs ® 12:21 24 Sep 2005

I found the same problem with my Thinkpad 380XD,the mobo battery was stuffed in the expansion boards hole.A replacement main battery for mine(02K6517/02K6516)was going to cost £100 to replace from most online stores,but a chap in Leyland,Lancs has these for a much more reasonable £36.His adverts on Ebay.
click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:24 24 Sep 2005
  Kalb 12:28 24 Sep 2005

Thanks guys...also found this link click here

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