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SCSI Hard Drive Activity LED Connector The SCSI hard drive activity LED connector is a 1 x 2-pin connector that allows an add-in SCSI controller to use the same LED as the on-board IDE controller. For proper operation, this connector should be wired to the LED output of the add-in SCSI controller. The LED indicates when data is being read from, or written to, both the add-in SCSI controller and the IDE controller.
Test the 2 pins using a multi-meter to determine which is + and which is -. Nowhere in the manual does it say which is which.
Standard Original IBM POST Error CodesCode Description
1 short beep System is OK
2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen
No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard cardIBM POST Diagnostic Code DescriptionsCode Description
100 - 199 System Board
200 - 299 Memory
300 - 399 Keyboard
400 - 499 Monochrome Display
500 - 599 Colour/Graphics Display
600 - 699 Floppy-disk drive and/or Adapter
700 - 799 Math Coprocessor
900 - 999 Parallel Printer Port
1000 - 1099 Alternate Printer Adapter
1100 - 1299 Asynchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
1300 - 1399 Game Port
1400 - 1499 Colour/Graphics Printer
1500 - 1599 Synchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port
1700 - 1799 Hard Drive and/or Adapter
1800 - 1899 Expansion Unit (XT)
2000 - 2199 Bisynchronous Communication Adapter
2400 - 2599 EGA system-board Video (MCA)
3000 - 3199 LAN Adapter
4800 - 4999 Internal Modem
7000 - 7099 Phoenix BIOS Chips
7300 - 7399 3.5" Disk Drive
8900 - 8999 MIDI Adapter
11200 - 11299 SCSI Adapter
21000 - 21099 SCSI Fixed Disk and Controller
21500 - 21599 SCSI CD-ROM System
A hard drive with 68 pins is a wide SCSI-3 hard drive device.
SCSI drives need a SCSI controller (eg in this case an Adaptec SCSI-3 controller) and the SCSI ID of each hard drive can be set from 0 to 7. The ID setting on the hard drive is jumpered by 3 x 2 pin configuration using a binary configuration to get the 8 SCSI ID combinations.
Depending upon the length of the cable and the number of connectors on the cable, it can support quite a number of SCSI hard drives, whereas an IDE cable only supports 2 drives per cable.
There is one of 2 problems: 1. The connection is loose or 2. The HDD is just bad.
This was an issue that has been discussed over in the Playstation forums and it seems that re-seating (removing & reinstalling) the HDD has solved the problem for many but some people have just received bad hard drives period.
I think it's not the problem with your SCSI drive.
Long beep might be because of the RAM. Take a look inside and see if everything's alright with RAM. Carefully replace it to another slot if there are empty.
Download and use a program like MemTest to see if RAM is properly working.
If you have another computer which is compatible with your RAM, try it inserting then in to PC and see if everyhting's alright.
If nothing helps, then purchase a new RAM module
If you open the unit, you can forget any chance of a warranty return.
Heres what i,d Do:- find a friend thats just recently bought a PS3.
Ask for his Warranty Card, return the Unit to Sony or the repair centre. your dealing with serious issues here mike.
these are too new, to go playing lets open the case up.
Unless your a real PCB electronics specialist ( which i,m certainly Not ) don,t waste your time.
3 beeps-red lights could be Overheating, hard disk errors, Bios fault if they have 1.
Mike @ Compurepair.