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Solved: memory size error

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  1. lifted

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    Hi folks, Someone gave me an old IBM 350 to try to resurrect and it kept asking for a password, so I removed the watch battery and upon putting the battery back in it said battery needs replacing. Now it only comes up to the Ibm screen with a memory size error and at the bottom says hit f1 for config/setup or Esc for fast post but no buttons will take it off of this first Ibm screen. I tried another hard drive, too and still get memory size error. Any Help would be appreciated.
     
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    Hit F1 to access the setup, then save changes coming out.

    EDIT: Just re-read your post, are you sure the keyboard is working?
     
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    Yes, ACACANDY this keyboard works on other computers.
     
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    And it's not connected to this one through any kind of an adapter, correct? It's going into the PS/2 port? OR is this one of those older keyboards?
     
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    There is no adapter and it is a regular pc\2 connector :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, then, I'd say that the connector to the motherboard itself is bad :rolleyes:
     
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    You mean the keyboard connector?
     
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    Yes. The connector part that actually comes out the back of the computer and attaches to the motherboard. They can and do go bad, ESPECIALLY in these older systems. I'm sure you are well aware, you have a boat anchor there anyway, right? Not quite sure what you are going to do with it even IF you do get it to boot?
     
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    Well I am trying to fix it for this student who doesn't have much money. Somebody gave it to his brother. The keyboard was working before I started screwing with the battery, though.
     
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    Did you try disconnecting the hard drive? Not sure if that would make a difference or not, probably not, but worth a try. You also might try taking the battery out again and reinserting it.
     
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    Thanks for your help, AcaCandy, I might just have to build him a Newer one.
     
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    Just for fun, if you have a PCI USB card hanging around, you might test a USB keyboard.
     
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    AND that's what solved my problem. I apologize for the delay ,ACACANDY, I just was trying to post that last message as a solved message. (not sure how to post a solved mSg) Thanks for your help, though. Peace
     
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