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Wont Post get 9 beeps!

Hi, With my IBM Netfinity 3500 M20 it won?t post. All HDDS power up and fans. I get no display and I get a beep sequence like this: 3 short beeps, pause 3 short beeps, pause 3 short beeps, I am unsure what these beeps mean. If I take everything out and power it on it doesn?t do any beeps and won?t show a display. Any help is much appreciated! Cheers, Nick

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  • Nick Bowers Oct 08, 2007

    Hi,
    Then what what one would you reccomend? Registed or Unregisted?
    Cheers

  • Nick Bowers Oct 08, 2007

    Hi,
    To rate it am i just supost to click solved?
    Cheers

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Hi,
Please put you problem in the correct thread or make your own.
No one will cheack back in this one.
Cheers

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HELP ME MY COMPUTER BEEPS 6 LONG TIMES AND I HAVE A DELL DIMENSION 5000 SO PLEAS HELP ME WITH MY BEEPS ASAP PLEAS

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This problem is due to the mix of registered and unregistered DIMMs. 64Mb and 128 Mb DIMM's are unregistered memory technology 256MB is registered memory technology. A mix of registered and unregistered memory prevents the server from completing startup, and results in an error beep sequence and a blank screen

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

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    Use registered its best!

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2. Remove the DIMM. Power on the system until the "no memory" post beep sequence (3-3-3) is heard. The memory row/bank will now be marked as being empty. Power off the system and put a good DIMM back into the system. The memory DIMM row/bank is re-enabled and the system boots normally.

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Hi,

Have you tried http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-GUIDE&brandind=5000008?

It may have what you're looking for.

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