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RE: T1600 BIOS -- stuck on the left hand side

The manual says BIOS can be navigated with either keyboard or mouse. So have you tried using the mouse on the right side?

You may want to try resetting BIOS to the defaults to see if that solves the problem. Copy down all or as many of the current settings first, just to be safe. Then press <alt><F> or see if you can navigate to the Defaults Menu to do it.

If you can't load defaults that way, you may have to remove the motherboard battery:

Power off and unplug

Press/hold power button for ~15 sec

Open case and remove battery

Press/hold power button for ~30 sec

Reinstall battery - might be time for a new one if this one is old

Close up and boot into BIOS

Assuming you can navigate now, make sure all settings match what you copied or change to match. Be sure to save any changes before exiting setup.


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