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Post codes I have an IBM Intellistaton Z Pro 6221 what when turned on now only has 3 long beeps that keeps repeating. I can't find what this post code is. Any suggestions?

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  • Radioweezle Jan 03, 2008

    Well I've disconnected about everything from the MB including taking the ram out and switching their slots. Right now the only thing that is still connected is the power supply, all the scsi and eide cables are unplugged, Still getting the 3 beeps that keeps repeating, no video at all.



  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    Had same problem, swapped RAM still nothing, I think MB might be dead

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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.
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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

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    Gian Luigi Tiberio Aug 26, 2015

    Fantastic! Now it works fine, Thanks a lot.
    After, I put the DIMM back in the original slots and it works again!!

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Open your CPU cabinet. You see there RAM chip (DDR or SD )Dissconnect it from Motherboard. Clean it and if two chips are there alternate there positions otherwise connect it as it is. It wll solve your problem

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    Baron Von Munchousen Dec 30, 2013

    Thank You very much!!! That worked

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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.

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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.

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