I have an old IBM Thinkpad 600(no E, nor X).
I've stored it for a while and it drained the CMOS battery. Therefore, I've replaced with brand new battery. but this error 173 and 163 will not go away.
Another intersting thing is, when I tried to access easy setup by powering on the laptop with F1 key held, it first comes up with Error 00173 00163 and goes to date setup. After that a white progress bar runs about 90% and the laptop is stuck!
Is this mean I have a bad MoBo?
I've tried most of suggestions on this forum and it doesn't work....
Do anyone knows where I can buy the MoBo for cheap and secure?( I mean besides eBay)
Any help will be greatly appreciated. TY