General Checkout (2618)

General Checkout

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

  Drives in the computer that you are servicing might have been rearranged or the drive startup sequence might have been altered. Be extremely careful during write operations such as copying, saving, or formatting. Data or programs can be written over if you select an incorrect drive.
  1.  Power-off the computer and all external devices.
  2.  Check all cables and power cords for correct connection.
  3.  Insert the Advanced Diagnostics diskette into the diskette drive.
  4.  Power-on all external devices.
  5.  Power-on the computer and check for one short beep at the end of POST  with a clear and readable diagnostics menu displayed. If you did not get  the correct responses, go to 'Symptom-to-FRU Index'
  6.  Run the advanced diagnostics tests. For information  on how to disable the password, see 'Power-on Password'
  7.  Find your symptom below, then go to the appropriate page.  Otherwise, see 'Symptom-to FRU Index',  then go to 'Undetermined Problems'

Symptom Go to ...
Error Code or Message Symptom-to-FRU Index
Configuration Problem Checking the Installed Devices List
Power Problem Power Systems Checkout
Memory Problem Memory Checkout
TrackPoint II Problem TrackPoint II Checkout

NOTE: For information about how to run diagnostics, error messages, passwords, and various other tests and service checks, go to 'Related Service Procedures'

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