Checkout Guide (TP 240 - 2609)

Checkout Guide  

Use the following procedure as a guide for computer problems.

Note: The diagnostic tests are intended to test only IBM products.
Non-IBM products, prototype cards, or modified options can give false errors and invalid system responses.

  1.  Obtain the failing symptoms in as much detail as possible.
  2.  Verify the symptoms by attempting to recreate the failure by running the diagnostic test or by repeating  the same operation.

    Note: To run the diagnostics, refer to 'Running the Diagnostics'.

  3.  Use the following table with the verified symptom to determine which page to go to.  Search the symptoms column and find the description that best matches your symptom,  then go to the page shown in the Go to column.

Symptoms (Verified) Go to
Power failure. (The power-on
indicator does not go on
or stay on.)
'Power System Checkout',
then use table in
'Power-Related Symptoms'.
POST does not complete.
No beeps or error
codes/messages are indicated.
'Symptom-to-FRU Index',
then use table in 'No Beep Symptoms' on
page 34.
POST beeps, but no error
codes are displayed.
'Symptom-to-FRU Index'.
POST detected an error and
displayed numeric error codes.
'Symptom-to-FRU Index',
then use table in 'Numeric Error Codes'.
The diagnostic test detected
an error and displayed a FRU
'Running the Diagnostics'.
Other symptoms (such as
LCD display problems).
'Symptom-to-FRU Index'.
Symptoms cannot be recreated
(intermittent problems).
Use the customer-reported symptoms, and go to
'Symptom-to-FRU Index'.

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