Question about IBM IntelliStation Z Pro 6221 PC Desktop
Dely with this earlier today (else why would I be here?) I tracked the beep codes through the labyinthine IBM support and basically got no answer. This is what IBM said in the "Troubleshooting POST/Startup" manual
Beep code 3-3-3
Description : No operational memory in the system. Attention: In some memory configurations, the 3-3-3 beep code might sound during POST followed by a blank display screen. If this occurs and the Boot Fail Count feature in the Startup Option menu of the Configuration/Setup Utility program is set to Enabled (its default setting), you must restart the computer three times to force the system BIOS to reset the memory connector from Disabled to Enabled.
1. If you just installed memory, make sure that the new memory is correct for your computer. 2. Make sure that the DIMMs are installed in pairs; then, restart the computer. 3. Reseat the DIMMs. 4. Replace the following components one at a time, in the order shown, restarting the computer each time: a. DIMMs b. (Trained service technician only) System board
What I did was similar to you, pulled everything in sight and tried after each item pulled. No Go.
Then one DIMM, then the other. Still no go...
Here's what got it up. Pulled both DIMMs, power on. Nothing ...then replaced the DIMMs in the OTHER TWO slots. BIOS recognized and the 6221 "Z" is up and running.
I haven't put the DIMM back in the original slots yet but intend to try.
I think the cause was a sudden power fluctuation yesterday early, early, AM, with a possible spike as well. My wife's PC also went haywire and I lost data that was in the swap file on a third.
Hope this helps, and that you won't need new RAM ...Good luck..
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
The beep code you are getting means the menory is bad or not recognized by system . This unit has chip kill which will mark chips bad if they are failing or off spec. If you are sure chips are inserted correctly (labels facing tword processor ) and properly seated you may need to buy a pair of new chips . You can run the advanced diagnostics that came with system.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
I had this same problem. i diagnosed the three beeps with no video to a bad startup processor. i switched out the sticks of RAM that came with the computer and now it works. not sure why the post code i was directed to dealt with the processor, though.
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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