I have a previously owned IBM Personal Computer 300PL, model # 6862 V6U with Windows Me installed. It was originally sold by CDW then later bought by my father on eBay. I never had any problems with the computer not booting Windows until I moved to another state and had the computer connected to the internet through a Roadrunner cable internet connection. Now when the computer is turned on, I cannot get into the setup/configuration by pressing F1 & there is a series of error messages as follows:
162 Configuration Error
The RF-ID Tag has changed.
184 Asset control antenna not detected
System-security - Keyboard is locked.
System-security - Keyboard is Unlocked.
176 The system has been tampered with.
Turn power to your system OFF and then ON.
Your system is now locked.
These messages are followed by 2 beeps.
I previously wrote down this information (Product Data):
Machine Type/Model: 6862V6U
Flash EEPROM Revision Level: NVKT49AUS
Boot Block Revision Level: NV49A
System Board Identifier: I6SK0REL1ZD
System Serial Number: 236KRLZ
System UUID: d6e577d54d6b2212998b00062985ce1c
BIOS Date: 10/18/99
BIOS Mode: Desktop
This information was from the configuration/setup. My fiance had taken the computer to a computer repair shop who said that the motherboard is no good and that he could not fix it. He also did not know what the RFID is and had not heard of it. Also, after we got the computer back from him, it no longer has the RFID in the computer. He claimed that there was a piece of the computer that was broken in 2 that he threw away......that is not true because nothing in the computer was broken in 2 when it was taken to his shop. Can you tell me what the problem really is (if not the motherboard as he says), and what to do about it? I appreciate any help! If you need further information, just ask.
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