Beep Code Index 62xx-65xx/68xx, Server315-8638 and 2134-2176 Aptiva

  In the following Beep Code Index, the numbers indicate the sequence and number of beeps. For example, a 2-3-2 beep code symptom (a burst of two beeps, three beeps, then a burst of two beeps) indicates a memory module problem.

For Beep-symptoms, not listed here it can help to remove all memory (DIMM, SIMM) and then only populate (degrade for testing) the machine with the absolute minimum memory needed.
(e.g. weak memory bits (<= 16KB), or memory-contact problems can give wrong beep-symptoms - not generated by POST-BIOS routines).

It is a 'good practice' to reseat (remove/install) the memory module(s), power plugs and processor (CPU), and be sure you have done the computer DC-voltage measurement/check (incl. Power-on-Good (POR) if possible).

Beep Code    FRU/Action
   1-1-3 CMOS read/write error 1. Run Setup
  2. System Board
   1-1-4 ROM BIOS check error 1. System Board
   1-2-2 and no Display (PC700)     PC 700 MC/PCI wrong Flash BIOS
   1-2-X DMA error 1. System Board
   1-3-X 1. Memory Module
  2. System Board
   1-4-4 1. Keyboard
  2. System Board
   1-4-X an error was detected in the 1. Memory Module
   first 64KB of RAM. 2. System Board
   2-1-1 or 2-1-2 1. Run Setup
  2. System Board
   2-1-X First 64KB of RAM failed 1. Memory Module
  2. System Board
   2-2-2 1. Video Adapter (if installed)
  2. System Board
   2-2-X First 64KB of RAM failed 1. Memory Module
   failed. 2. System Board
   2-3-X 1. Memory Module
  2. System Board
   2-4-X 1. Run Setup
  2. Memory Module
  3. System Board
   3-1-X DMA register failed 1. System Board
   3-2-4 Keyboard controller failed 1. System Board
  2. Keyboard
   3-3-4 Screen initialization failed 1. Video Adapter (if installed)
  2. System Board
  3. Display
   3-4-1 Screen retrace test 1. Video Adapter (if installed)
   detected an error. 2. System Board
  3. Display
   3-4-2 POST is searching 1. Video Adapter (if installed)
   for video ROM. 2. System Board
   4 1. Video Adapter (if installed)
  2. System Board
All other beep 1. System Board
    code sequences.  
   One long and one short 1. Memory Module
   beeps during POST. 2. System Board
   Base 640KB memory error  
   or shadow RAM error.  
   One long beep and two or 1. Display Adapter, if
   three short beeps during POST.     installed.
   (Video error) 2. System Board
   Three short beeps during POST 1. See 'System Board Memory'
  2. System Board
   Continuous beep 1. System Board
   Repeating short beeps 1. Keyboard stuck key ?
  2. Keyboard Cable.
  3. System Board
NO BEEP CODES / Symptoms  
   No beep during POST but 1. System Board
   computer works correctly  
   No beep during POST 1. Any Adapter or Device
      See 'Undetermined Problem'
  2. System Board
  3. Memory Module
  4. Riser Card
  5. Power Cord
  6. Power Supply


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