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IBM Workstation giving 3 short beeps in 3 sets- not booting

My IBM Workstation is not booting after powering on. It is giving 3 short beeps in 3 sets (i.e total 9 short beeps).No display on the monitor.

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Hi im josh in cebu phils. may i help you? the problem of your IBM pc is ROM errors that gives 3 beeps in series of 3 sets 9beeps in all.
You need to replace you cmos battery on the mother board.12voltd batt. it maybe empty thats why it beeps or go to setup bios.then restore all the defaults in your pc. and the last one no choice reflash or reformat your pc there maybe files that are missing.

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Beep codes


AMI BIOS beep codes Below are the AMI BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.
Beep Code Descriptions 1 short DRAM refresh failure 2 short Parity circuit failure 3 short Base 64K RAM failure 4 short System timer failure 5 short Process failure 6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error 7 short Virtual mode exception error 8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure 9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure 10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error 11 short Cache Memory error 1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure 1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed Award BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary. Beep Code Description 1 long, 2 short Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information Any other beep(s) RAM problem. If any other correctable hardware issues is found the BIOS displays a message. No Power, Loose Card, or Short.1 Short BeepNormal POST, computer is ok.2 Short BeepPOST error, review screen for error code.Continuous BeepNo Power, Loose Card, or Short.Repeating Short BeepNo Power, Loose Card, or Short.One Long and one Short BeepMotherboard issue.One Long and Two Short BeepsVideo (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.One Long and Three Short Beeps.Video (EGA) Display Circuitry.Three Long BeepsKeyboard or Keyboard card error.One Beep, Blank or Incorrect DisplayVideo Display Circuitry. Phoenix BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X Beep Code Description and what to check 1-1-1-3 Verify Real Mode. 1-1-2-1 Get CPU Type. 1-1-2-3 Initialize system hardware. 1-1-3-1 Initialize chipset registers with initial POST values. 1-1-3-2 Set in POST flag. 1-1-3-3 Initialize CPU registers. 1-1-4-1 Initialize cache to initial POST values. 1-1-4-3 Initialize I/O. 1-2-1-1 Initialize Power Management. 1-2-1-2 Load alternate registers with initial POST values. 1-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch0. 1-2-2-1 Initialize keyboard controller. 1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum. 1-2-3-1 8254 timer initialization. 1-2-3-3 8237 DMA controller initialization. 1-2-4-1 Reset Programmable Interrupt Controller. 1-3-1-1 Test DRAM refresh. 1-3-1-3 Test 8742 Keyboard Controller. 1-3-2-1 Set ES segment to register to 4 GB. 1-3-3-1 28 Autosize DRAM. 1-3-3-3 Clear 512K base RAM. 1-3-4-1 Test 512 base address lines. 1-3-4-3 Test 512K base memory. 1-4-1-3 Test CPU bus-clock frequency. 1-4-2-4 Reinitialize the chipset. 1-4-3-1 Shadow system BIOS ROM. 1-4-3-2 Reinitialize the cache. 1-4-3-3 Autosize cache. 1-4-4-1 Configure advanced chipset registers. 1-4-4-2 Load alternate registers with CMOS values. 2-1-1-1 Set Initial CPU speed. 2-1-1-3 Initialize interrupt vectors. 2-1-2-1 Initialize BIOS interrupts. 2-1-2-3 Check ROM copyright notice. 2-1-2-4 Initialize manager for PCI Options ROMs. 2-1-3-1 Check video configuration against CMOS. 2-1-3-2 Initialize PCI bus and devices. 2-1-3-3 Initialize all video adapters in system. 2-1-4-1 Shadow video BIOS ROM. 2-1-4-3 Display copyright notice. 2-2-1-1 Display CPU Type and speed. 2-2-1-3 Test keyboard. 2-2-2-1 Set key click if enabled. 2-2-2-3 56 Enable keyboard. 2-2-3-1 Test for unexpected interrupts. 2-2-3-3 Display prompt Press F2 to enter SETUP. 2-2-4-1 Test RAM between 512 and 640k. 2-3-1-1 Test expanded memory. 2-3-1-3 Test extended memory address lines. 2-3-2-1 Jump to UserPatch1. 2-3-2-3 Configure advanced cache registers. 2-3-3-1 Enable external and CPU caches. 2-3-3-3 Display external cache size. 2-3-4-1 Display shadow message. 2-3-4-3 Display non-disposable segments. 2-4-1-1 Display error messages. 2-4-1-3 Check for configuration errors. 2-4-2-1 Test real-time clock. 2-4-2-3 Check for keyboard errors 2-4-4-1 Set up hardware interrupts vectors. 2-4-4-3 Test coprocessor if present. 3-1-1-1 Disable onboard I/O ports. 3-1-1-3 Detect and install external RS232 ports. 3-1-2-1 Detect and install external parallel ports. 3-1-2-3 Re-initialize onboard I/O ports. 3-1-3-1 Initialize BIOS Data Area. 3-1-3-3 Initialize Extended BIOS Data Area. 3-1-4-1 Initialize floppy controller. 3-2-1-1 Initialize hard disk controller. 3-2-1-2 Initialize local bus hard disk controller. 3-2-1-3 Jump to UserPatch2. 3-2-2-1 Disable A20 address line. 3-2-2-3 Clear huge ES segment register. 3-2-3-1 Search for option ROMs. 3-2-3-3 Shadow option ROMs. 3-2-4-1 Set up Power Management. 3-2-4-3 Enable hardware interrupts. 3-3-1-1 Set time of day. 3-3-1-3 Check key lock. 3-3-3-1 Erase F2 prompt. 3-3-3-3 Scan for F2 key stroke. 3-3-4-1 Enter SETUP. 3-3-4-3 Clear in POST flag. 3-4-1-1 Check for errors 3-4-1-3 POST done - prepare to boot operating system. 3-4-2-1 One beep. 3-4-2-3 Check password (optional). 3-4-3-1 Clear global descriptor table. 3-4-4-1 Clear parity checkers. 3-4-4-3 Clear screen (optional). 3-4-4-4 Check virus and backup reminders. 4-1-1-1 Try to boot with INT 19. 4-2-1-1 Interrupt handler error. 4-2-1-3 Unknown interrupt error. 4-2-2-1 Pending interrupt error. 4-2-2-3 Initialize option ROM error. 4-2-3-1 Shutdown error. 4-2-3-3 Extended Block Move. 4-2-4-1 Shutdown 10 error. 4-3-1-3 Initialize the chipset. 4-3-1-4 Initialize refresh counter. 4-3-2-1 Check for Forced Flash. 4-3-2-2 Check HW status of ROM. 4-3-2-3 BIOS ROM is OK. 4-3-2-4 Do a complete RAM test. 4-3-3-1 Do OEM initialization. 4-3-3-2 Initialize interrupt controller. 4-3-3-3 Read in bootstrap code. 4-3-3-4 Initialize all vectors. 4-3-4-1 Boot the Flash program. 4-3-4-2 Initialize the boot device. 4-3-4-3 Boot code was read OK.


http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

Jul 09, 2014 | EliteGroup GeForce6100PM-M2 Motherboard

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1 long beep and then 3 short beeps


Hello here is the homepage:

http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=P5KPL-AM%20SE&p=1&s=22


Here is a list of beep codes:

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

It seems to be a graphic card problem, or the power supply not giveing enoug power.

Try to change the graphic card.

If you are useing the onboard graphic, look for bad caps on the mainboard:


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If they look like this, the mainboard is dead.

Good luck

Feb 16, 2013 | ASUS P5KPL-AM SE Motherboard

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PC Freezes During Boot and at the BIOS Screen, EVGA P55 Classified 200


Beep Code Descriptions


1 short beep Normal POST - 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 Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

Aug 30, 2012 | Evga P55 Classified 200 (160LFE659KR)...

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Boot failure, beeps and no display


Hi.
Do this solution first in the motherboard only processor installed need no memory.then power on your PC.if your motherboard no continues beeping.that need replacement of parts specially capacitor
leakage,became big or burn parts.
See beeping code.

Beep Code:
Description of Problem:
No Beeps
Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
One Beep
Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
Two Beeps
POST/CMOS Error
One Long Beep, One Short Beep
Motherboard Problem
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps
Video Problem
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps
Video Problem
Three Long Beeps
Keyboard Error
Repeated Long Beeps
Memory Error
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps
CPU Overheating

Jun 17, 2011 | Dell Motherboard For Precision 470...

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Abit av8 bios post codes 8.3 - 8.6 - 9.c What is failing on boot ? I get one long beep followed by 4 short beeps. I have swapped video cards and reflashed the bios with no help. If I reboot 2 or 3...


I still did not find beep code that match your problem..

Anyways here are the common beep codes for your motherboard.. it might help you too.
1. No beep - no reaction, the mother board is dead, power supply problem, processor and or ram problem.
2. 1beep - board is working fine.
3. One long beep then it shuts down - cpu problem, your processor is not working or missing.
4. 1short beep - system boots normally
5. 2short beeps - CMOS setting error.
6. 1long 1short beep - dram error
7. 1long 2 short beep - video card or monitor not connected
8. 1long 3 short beep - keyboard error.
9. 1long 9short beep - ROM error
10. Long beep - memory card is missing or not connected
11. Short beep - power supply error
12 Four beeps - there is no fan detected on Fan1 or Fan2 header. make sure to attach or reset CMOS bios to factory setting.


Hope this gave you an idea of your problem..

Much appreciated if you rate this help..thanks..

May 23, 2010 | Abit AV8-3rd Eye Motherboard

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GA-MA790GP-DS4H doesn't boot. It gives 14 short


Hello my friend,
There is no way to have 15 beeps error especially short ones so
First try to count the beeps and if are long or short

Jan 29, 2010 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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I am getting three short beeps while booting


The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However,
they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case.
gAMI BIOS Beep Codes
*Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully.
*Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal.
1 beep Refresh failure
2 beeps Parity error
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
4 beeps Timer not operational
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error
8 beeps Display memory read/write failure
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error
11 beeps Cache memory bad
g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error

Nov 03, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-7VKML Motherboard

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Erro sound/pip when ibm 8310 netvista starts, no error message are show on the screen, the screen are black.


how many times it beeps is an indication of the problem
1 short beep
Normal POST - 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 Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard cardhope this helps.

Sep 14, 2009 | IBM (09N5424) Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 short beep codes on cold boot. Tried reseating RAM, didn't help. system runs fine after beeping stops


Using the manual for the Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 MB. Go to page 71 & you'll see bios beep codes for your board: AWARD BIOS Beep Codes 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: DRAM error Continuous short beeps: Power error As you can see there isn't a code for three short beeps. When you boot your system try to pause your boot up screen. See if the bios is reporting the correct total of memory in your system. Bios codes from the link below. http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#05 3 beeps for the AMI bios code reports Base 64K RAM failure. You can test your memory. Go to memtest.org Scroll down the site to just under the three screen shots. Download Memtest86+ V2.11 You have a choice in making a bootable floppy disk or a bootable CD-ROM disk. Once completed you boot your system to the testing program. Memtest will check your system memory. This should help. Thanks for using FixYa! Mike

Jun 04, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 Motherboard

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My ECS 915 G-A elite group motherboard doesnot display anymore on the monitor..


have you tried to isolate what the cause of the problem? first check the video card if is properly inserted into the slot, and check the memory, and cable from CPU to monitor if it is connected properly. then boot your system. And try to observe this beep error code this might help you locate where the problem is.

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 card

thnk you.

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