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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:52 pm 
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Well, I may have just made a $100 mistake...

My old X31 system board was a bit flaky, so I thought I would just buy a replacement on ebay. I won an auction, and it cost me a little over $100. I finished doing the replacement and now on bootup with the new board I get:

"0192: System Security - IBM Embedded Security hardware tamper detected"

I don't know anything about the "security system" so can anybody help me? Is there any hope? I can get into BIOS and play with settings, but the system won't boot. The seller has a 99.4% positive feedback so I thought I was safe buying this board.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:38 pm 
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I figured out the solution!

It turns out the security chip for the X31 is on a separate board from the motherboard. It is on the little card that also has the firewire and the infrared port (below your left palm when typing on the keyboard). The hardware maintenance manual calls it the "sub card assembly."

The seller sent me several other items along with the motherboard including an inverter for the LCD, a WLAN card, spare LED "stickers" and (most importantly) this "sub card."

All I had to do was replace my original sub card with the one that came with the new motherboard and the error went away and the computer now boots and operates perfectly. Hooray!

I just thought I would post this in case someone else gets this message and searches the forum for some help.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:21 pm 
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3+ years old post yet very helpful to me ... wouldn't think of the security chip being on the daughter board and just like you mixed up it with part from another x31 and got the error...
I owe you a beer (PM me when you are in Czech rep :] ). Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:30 pm 
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torgo wrote:
I just thought I would post this in case someone else gets this message and searches the forum for some help.


Exactly the same scenario here (starting with Ebay). Found the topic couple of weeks ago. Today I wanted to let you know how helpful this was (since sadly there were no replies earlier). Now I see someone got ahead of me :)

+1 beer from me


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:16 am 
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+1

Same thing over here.. MoBo dead in my X31, got used replacement from ebay, kept my firewire board and got 0192. Never thought of the small board, found this thread and DANG. Everything works now.

Thanks torgo!

Owe you a beer too. :bow:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:34 am 
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I recently tried to resurrect my X31 and can only get the power and lock lights to come on. Other than that the hard drive spins up but no display - zip. I then checked eBay and find that the X31 including dock can be had for as little as AUD95 used so I wonder if it is at all worth my while trying to fix it.


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