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Ibm thinkpad t41 beeps continuously, press blue botton no response, wait wait then bios setup is showing but can not config. What to do ??? I have romeved cmoc battery no luck.

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Error 0176 ibm


Lots of issues with 0176 error. Could be caused by a dead cmos battery or the system thinks it has been tampered with. I found a couple of clues for you;

The T41 Hardware Maintenance Manual gives the following instructions in case of error 0176:
"Run BIOS setup utility, and save the current settings by pressing F10."
To get into BIOS, you need to press the F1 key when you see the splash screen. I suppost that the splash screen on a T41 will display a ThinkPad or IBM logo, and something similar to "to interrupt normal start procedure, press the blue thinkvantage button".
The idea that a new motherboard might be necessary comes from the T41 Hardware Maintenance Manual. It says that in case the first instruction, i.e. get into BIOS and save current settings, doesn't fix the problem, a new motherboard should be installed.
You could try the following:
Disconnect the AC adapter from the notebook, disconnect all other cables. Remove the battery pack. Press the power button ten times in one-second intervals. Then press the power button again, and hold it pressed down for 30 seconds. Then install the battery pack again, connect the AC adapter. Press the power button.
Re: 0176 Security - The system has been tampered with
The padlock came up after removing the BIOS-battery. It is a security-feature and cannot be bypassed.
Removing the BIOS battery does not remove the supervisor-password but locks the system, if one hat been set to protect the computer from illegal use.
So either try to get the SVP from the previous owner ore replace the board.


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Unlock ibm thinkpad T41


Hello
Use BIOS setup to un lock the system

May 15, 2012 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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3 series of 4 beeps on ibm thinkpad t41


The closest diagnostic code that matches what you're saying is the 4 (continuous beeping). This is a video module failure or system board failure. The T41 does not have a separate video module which indicates system board failure.
If you can locate a T41 with a good system board on eBay for less than $50 then you could attempt a repair on the system. Otherwise the system is dead and its cost is greater than its value.

Oct 17, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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My IBM T41 make beep sound and turns off itself. What is happening?


You can try the steps below.
Try removing the battery and plugin the charger and try turning on.
Do you see any thing displayed on your screen when you switch on?
Please mention the beep pattern, 2 beeps or continuous beep.
Hope this helps. Good Luck
~SmokinJoe~

Aug 24, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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IBM thinkpad T41 -> get


Hi,

The IBM Thinkpad has a very strong security system.

If you are seeing a lock symbol when booting then somebody has set the supervisor password. If you can't remember it or guess it (try "password", "admin", "pass", etc) then you need to find the person that set the supervisor password.

Once the supervisor password is set the T41 is very well protected and it can't be reset by removing the laptop battery or CMOS battery.

There is a way to read the password from the protection chip but this is very complicated and requires taking the laptop apart and building your own chip reader.

The instructions for doing this are are:

http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/

Hope this helps,

Chris

Mar 08, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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IBM Thinkpad T20 .when you press F1 for bios setup utility it shows you that it is waiting for bios setup utility it will show this message on the screen for a long time without showing any other problem...


you need to reset the bios, which means opening the machine up and starting up with the motherboard battery removed. then replace the battery and boot as normal.

Jul 24, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T20 Notebook

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My laptop will not boot - Operating System Not Found, cannot enter BIOS system - nothing at all. When I try to access the BIOS, the key keeps beeping. It is a Type 2373. Thank You -- IMCND


How are you attempting to enter the setup (BIOS)? Here are the steps:
Press the blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

Feb 18, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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You need to set time and date in BIOS.
Press the blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.

Aug 10, 2009 | Lenovo ThinkPad R51e Notebook

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My IBM thinkpad A21e is showing me an error message


You need to replace your BIOS battery. The battery is old and cannot maintain the BIOS configuration. That is why you are getting incorrect date and time and bad CRC error.
Replace the battery and then configure the BIOS settings.

Jan 27, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A21e 2655 Notebook

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IBM ThinkPad T41 boot-up problem


Hello, enter BIOS (by pressing "Delete")and find there restore default. If you drop it you need check inside laptop of connections components. Check Cpu or Ram.

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