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700C not booting

#1 Post by 700Colorado » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:14 pm

I recently tried to boot my 700C after it had been shutdown for several years. The boot process fails with a 17400 code, which is a bad configuration. The system utility runs and allows me to edit the configuration yet fails to boot from hard disk or the floppy. The time was only off by 10 minutes. I'm not sure what the next step is.

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Re: 700C not booting

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:45 pm

What happens if you pull the CMOS battery to reset everything?
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Re: 700C not booting

#3 Post by 700Colorado » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:53 pm

Pulling the CMOS battery did not change the behavior, I still get the the 17400 error code.

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Re: 700C not booting

#4 Post by gfuller » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:36 am

I hate asking this as this may be a dumb question (that others may frown upon me asking)... :twisted:

But does the laptop retain the configuration settings after it is powered down and power is removed? If so, is the CMOS battery good?
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Re: 700C not booting

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:15 pm

I doubt the battery is still good but the one in my 755CDV is just fien so its possible. And yes it will but the clock will reset. Don't worry about asking stupid questions here, we will be happy to answer :D .
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Re: 700C not booting

#6 Post by 700Colorado » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:11 pm

The battery wasn't good but in the meantime the 700C won't power on at all. I can hear a faint 'ticking sound'.

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