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Paper Tape
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Thinkcentre Desktop MT-M 9196-A17

downloaded updates from Thinkvantage toolbox. required restart after completion, no monitor(yellowlight) keyboard, mouse, fan running. will not boot up??


Please help!!

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Re: Thinkcentre Desktop MT-M 9196-A17

there is a clr bios jumper on the motherboard, activate it by moving the jumper over and then let it sit there for 5 mins, after that by moving the bios jumper to the original position.

Jin Li

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Re: Thinkcentre Desktop MT-M 9196-A17





Michael, to confirm Lead_org's suggestions... what updates were being installed?  Perhaps a BIOS update was being attempted and somehow failed, leaving the system in this state?


Read this tip which references the procedure for changing the jumper to clear CMOS / BIOS - referenced above.


Download the Hardware maintenance manual for your particular system.  I've looked it up for you - it's here.


See page 93 - it shows you where on your system board the jumper is - it is location 9 on the diagram on page 93.  Try the instructions in the tip.


You might be able to just change the jumper location without making the diskette - try that first.



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