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Numeric error codes - ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200si, X201, X201i, X201s

Error codeSymptomFRU or action, in sequence
0175 Bad CRC1, stop POST task - The EEPROM checksum is not correct. System board.
0176 System Security - The system has been tampered with.
  1. Run BIOS Setup Utility, and save the current setting by pressing F10.
  2. System board.
0177 Bad SVP data, stop POST task - The checksum of the supervisor password in the EEPROM is not correct. System board.
0182 Bad CRC2. Enter BIOS Setup and load Setup defaults. - The checksum of the CRS2 setting in the EEPROM is not correct.
  1. Run BIOS Setup Utility. Press F9, and Enter to load the default setting. Then save the current setting by pressing F10.
  2. System board.
0185 Bad startup sequence settings. Enter BIOS Setup and load Setup defaults.

Run BIOS Setup Utility. Press F9, and Enter to load the default setting. Then save the current setting by pressing F10.

0187 EAIA data access error - The access to EEPROM is failed and two short beeps.

System board.

0188 Invalid RFID Serialization Information Area. System board.
0189

Invalid RFID configuration information area - The EEPROM checksum is not correct.

System board.

0190 Critical low-battery error.
  1. Charge the battery pack.
  2. Battery pack.
0191 System Security - Invalid Remote Change requested.
  1. Run BIOS Setup Utility, and then save current setting by pressing F10.
  2. System board.
0192 System Security - Embedded Security hardware tamper detected.

System board.

0199 System Security - Security password retry count exceeded.
  1. Run BIOS Setup Utility, and then save the current setting by pressing F10.
  2. System board.
01C8 Two or more modem devices are found. Remove all but one of them. Press <Esc> to continue.
  1. Remove either a Mini-PCI Card or a modem daughter card. Otherwise, press Esc to ignore the warning message.
  2. System board.
01C9 More than one Ethernet devices are found. Remove one of them. Press <Esc> to continue.
  1. Remove the Ethernet device that you installed; or press Esc to ignore the warning message.
  2. System board.
01CA More than one Wireless LAN devices are found. Remove one of them.
  1. Remove the wireless LAN device that you installed.
  2. System board.
0200 Hard disk error - The hard disk is not working.
  1. Reseat the hard disk drive.
  2. Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility.
  3. Hard disk drive.
  4. System board.
021x

Keyboard error.

Run interactive tests of the keyboard and the auxiliary input device.

0220 Monitor type error - Monitor type does not match the one specified in CMOS. Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility.
0230

Shadow RAM error - Shadow RAM fails at offset nnnn.

System board.

0231

System RAM error - System RAM fails at offset nnnn and two short beeps.

  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
0232

Extended RAM error - Extended RAM fails at offset nnnn.

  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
0250

System battery error - System battery is dead.

  1. Charge the backup battery for more than 8 hours by connecting the ac adapter.
  2. Replace the backup battery and run BIOS Setup Utility to reset the time and date.
0251

System CMOS checksum bad - Default configuration used.

  1. Charge the backup battery for more than 8 hours by connecting the ac adapter.
  2. Replace the backup battery and run BIOS Setup Utility to reset the time and date.
0252 Password checksum bad - The password is cleared.

Reset the password by running BIOS Setup Utility.

0260 System timer error.
  1. Charge the backup battery for more than 8 hours by connecting the ac adapter.
  2. Replace the backup battery and run BIOS Setup Utility to reset the time and date.
  3. System board.
0270 Real-time clock error.
  1. Charge the backup battery for more than 8 hours by connecting the ac adapter.
  2. Replace the backup battery and run BIOS Setup Utility to reset the time and date.
  3. System board.
0271 Date and time error - Neither the date nor the time is set in the computer.

Run BIOS Setup Utility to reset the time and date.

0280

Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used.

  1. Load "Setup Default" in BIOS Setup Utility.
  2. DIMM.
  3. System board.
02F0 CPU ID:xx Failed.
  1. CPU.
  2. System board.
02F4 EISA CMOS not writable.
  1. Load Setup Defaults in BIOS Setup Utility.
  2. Replace the backup battery.
  3. System board.
02F5 DMA test failed.
  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
02F6

Software NMI failed.

  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
02F7 Fail-safe timer NMI failed.
  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
1802 Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Turn off and remove the miniPCI network card.
  1. Remove Mini PCI network card.
  2. System board.
1803 Unauthorized daughter card is plugged in - Turn off and remove the daughter card.
  1. Remove the daughter card that you installed.
  2. System board.
1804 Unauthorized WAN card is plugged in - Power off and remove the WAN card.
  1. Remove the WAN card that you installed.
  2. System board.
1805 Unauthorized Wireless USB card is plugged in - Power off and remove the Wireless USB card.
  1. Remove the Wireless USB card that you installed.
  2. System board.
1820 More than one external fingerprint reader is attached. Power off and remove all but the reader that you set up within your main operating system. Remove all but the reader that you set up for the authentication.
1830 Invalid memory configuration - Power off and install a memory module to Slot-0 or the lower slot.
2000 Hard Drive Active Protection sensor diagnostics failed. Press <ESC> to continue.Press <F1> to enter SETUP
  1. Place the ThinkPad Notebook on a horizontal surface. Do not apply any physical shock to the computer.
  2. Run Diagnostics --> ThinkPad Devices --> HDD Active Protection Test.
2010 Warning: Your internal hard disk drive (HDD) may not function correctly on this system. Ensure that your HDD is supported on this system and that the latest HDD firmware is installed. Inform the following information to the customer: If in the primary bay the customer is using a non-IBM or non-Lenovo hard disk drive (HDD), or an old generation IBM HDD which is not supported by this system, with the risk in mind, the customer can still use it by pressing ESC. If in the primary drive bay the customer is using a supported IBM/Lenovo HDD with an old firmware, the customer needs to update its firmware to the latest. The latest version is available at here.
2100 Initialization error on HDD0 (Main hard disk drive)
  1. Reseat the hard disk drive.
  2. Main hard disk drive.
  3. System board.
2102 Initialization error on HDD1 (Ultrabay hard disk drive)
  1. Reseat the hard disk drive.
  2. Ultrabay hard disk drive.
  3. System board.
2110 Read error on HDD0 (Main hard disk drive)
  1. Reseat the hard disk drive.
  2. Main hard disk drive.
  3. System board.
2112 Read error on HDD1 (Ultrabay hard disk drive)
  1. Reseat the hard disk drive.
  2. Ultrabay hard disk drive.
  3. System board.