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Error 178 and can't access bios through F1

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by ianheath, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. ianheath

    ianheath Member

    Jun 5, 2003
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    The battery wasn't charged (totally flat) and the power was cut so the Thinkpad 560x stopped. Now it wont start up. Only accesses the harddrive 2 times for a second or so. The harddrive keeps spinning but doesn't get "read" Screen stays dark but after about 2 minutes shows the thinkpad logo and right up the top just the numbers "178" (my quotes). Is this an error. If so in the IBM site it is listed as System Board (error) and "EEPROM is not functional" I try holding down F1 key at startup but no action there. Therefore can't see the bios. Anyone please have any suggestions? I was just about to take off all my data and transfer to new machine so this has come at an inopportune time. Thanks in anticipation!
  2. sexton

    sexton Guest

    This is probably a stupid question but have you tried hitting the delete key to get into your bios and cmos settings?

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