I have an IBM 600E which when powered on comes up a time an date error code, instead of taking me to this screen (2nd Pic),click here It hangs at a pic of a manual which it wont let me go any further.I have changed the cmos battery for a new one but still no luck.I have a feeling that the security chip on the system board is corrupt, trying to find the location of this is a nightmare.anyone got any hints and tips they can share with me?
Tried to flash but it seems I am totally locked out and wont let me even into config screen either.might need a new mother board if I can get one,then is it going to be worth paying for a used one..thats a Q I need to think about.Just seems a waste as every component of the L/T is new..
“ If both power on password and the supervisor password are set;
1) power on the computer by pressing and holding F1 2) enter the supervisor password ( icon?) The easy setup menu appears 3) click the poweron icon 4) click the password icon 5) enter the supervisor icon and press the spacebar 6) press enter twice 7) click on exit, then click on restart.
Bad news, dismanted laptop down and removed mother-board and managed to short the chip as there is no jumper connectors on board,reassembled unit and powered back on, got rid of the power-on password but still coming up a 161 & 163 error which just hangs and wont let me go any further, ooh well looks like only 1 way to go with this an thats system-board change(e-bay here I come)might try and track down the chip and replace that 1st,will see what the cheapest option is as I have seen some chips at daft prices.. Thanks ed-o for your help and support so far, much appreciated