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SRKA4 - Interpreting start up beep codes

I'm setting up a SRKA4 server which has been boxed since its purchase in 2000.

At present its beeping but nothing else and though I've searched the documentation I can't find a complete list of beep codes. The current code is 2-2-3-3 but there is nothing in the user documentation on this code.

The error (whaterver it is) prevents the server from reaching the stage where it displays any infomation on screen so I only have the beep code to interperet the error.

At present the machine has 2GB of memory installed in slots A1-A2 ->D1-D2 and a single 500mhz processor but has all the VRM and blank CPU's fitted.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


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  • Tigger908 Jun 16, 2008

    I managed to fix the problem myself, turns out it was incompatable memory. The server itself is extreemly picky about the memory you put in it.

    At the moment I'm installing drives, but the 9gb drives I have while being recognised are taking and age to format (11 hours and still not done). I'm wondering if there may be a problem.


  • Tigger908 Oct 14, 2008

    Finally found compatable memory it was hard to install as there are 8 banks and you have to have to put the memory in the first slot of all the banks first.

    Severs now working - bios is too old to see the size of the drives but FreeBSD ignors the bios and works out the size of the drives itself!

  • Tigger908 Oct 14, 2008

    Clarificaiton for mmaa1964

    - I have now solved the problem. it was memory realted.

    The drives problem is also solved the board doesn't see the right sizes as they are much bigger than it can handle. FreeBSD ignores the board and gives an accurate drive size for use anyway!


  • mmaa1964 May 11, 2010




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Hi ,

1) your server is 8 years old (in box). Many things could be wrong. It could be dead on arrival , damaged in transit , etc.,

2) These beep codes are only released to tech crew . Search their web site for the info.

3) The web site may not have the info (they usually show the up-to-date models only).

4) Find a tech crew to service it.

5) Any new server / equipment must be tested on arrival to make sure they work. Else , you would be paying for goods that are faulty (DOA) , in which case you qualify for one to one exchange. Don't let is just sit there. Test them even though they are not needed immediately due to change of project schedules etc., You can always test , UAT , then box it back up. This way , when you need it quickly , it will probably work. I find this the best way to be ready for quick use.

Good luck

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