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DELL BEEP CODES Beep CodesBeep CodeDescriptionFailure Coverage 1 System Board: BIOS ROM failure System Board, covers BIOS corruption or ROM error 2 Memory No Memory / RAM detected 3 Chipset Error (North and South Bridge Chipset DMA/IMR/ Timer Error for Intel platform); Chipset Error System Board Chipset Failure Time-Of-Day Clock test failure. Gate A20 failure Super I/O chip failure Keyboard controller test failure. 4 RAM Read/Write failure Memory failure 5 RTC Power Fail. CMOS battery failure 6 Video BIOS Test Failure Video card / chip failure 7 CPU Cache Test Failure CPU failure 8 LCD LCD failure
THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:
1 beep - computer ok continous beeps / long beeps - memory error continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error
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1 short - Computer ok 2 short - RAM failure 3 short - Parity RAM failure 4 short - System timer failure 5 short - Motherboard failure 6 short - Keyboard controller error 7 short - CPU failure 8 short - Video RAM failure 9 short - ROM BIOS error 10 short - CMOS read/write error 11 short - Cache RAM error 1 short, 3 long - Memory failure 1 short, 8 long - Video adapter failure
Check board/chipset makers website for more infomation.
1 long - Memory error 1 long, 2 short - Video error 1 long, 3 short - Video failure Continuous beeps - Memory or video failure
that AWARD relies on motherboard manufacturers to develop their own
beep codes - the above are only their own internal codes. You will need
to refer to your own manual for an explanation of precise codes.
Standard IBM beep codes.
No beep - Power supply or motherboard failure 1 short - System is ok 2 short - POST error (code displayed on screen) Repeating short - Motherboard failure 1 long, 1 short - Motherboard failure 1 long, 2 short - Video display adapter failure 1 long, 3 short - Video display adapter error 3 long - Keyboard error
Pheonix beep codes
1-1-3 CMOS memory failure 1-1-4 BIOS failure 1-2-1 System timer error 1-2-2 Motherboard error 1-2-3 Motherboard error 1-3-1 Motherboard error 1-4-1 Motherboard error 1-4-2 Memory error 2-x-x Memory failure (any number of other beeps) 3-1-x Chipset error (any number of other beeps) 3-2-4 Keyboard controller error 3-3-4 Video adapter failure 4-2-4 Expansion card failure 4-3-4 Time of day clock failure 4-4-1 Serial port error 4-4-2 Parallel port error 4-4-3 Math co-processor error
Did you check your monitor with other system or individually. If it works fine in these conditions then the issue belongs to your pc. First of all, you have to confirm that is it the problem of VGA itself or the motherboard. For this, you have to see that does system beep when you start it because system with beeps having the error and the beep sound with continuous or 2-3 beeps relate with different issues. I am going to write down the beep conditions.
1 short beep
Normal POST - system is ok
2 short beeps
POST Error - error code shown on
Power supply or system board problem
Power supply, system board, or
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
Ok, if it is simply the image that is freezing and it is still staying on then there is hope for the PS3.
If however it is turning off with 3 beeps and flashing the red light then that is serious.
Please try the following if it is just the display freezing :
Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)
Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep one more time and turn off into standby mode (red light on)
Release the power button
Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and this time there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.
The PS3 will start up asking you to connect the controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue.
After doing the above a menu will load with 6 options. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". This will re-install the PS3 software if it has become corrupt. Ignore any messages about corrupt hard drive, this is normal. If this step does not work try the above again but select option 4, then 5 if that doesn't work.
One of these options should get your PS3 up and running again.
The chair is in lock mode. To unlock, turn on, when the lights start to scroll, push the joystick forward and keep it there until you hear the beep. When it beeps, pull it back and wait for the beep, once the beep sounds let go and listen, if you hear a high pitch beep, success. If it doesn't work the first time, just do it again. Sometimes it may not work right away but don't panic, just follow the steps again.
Hi John. If you already swaped the Memory, it's the video card. I'm giving you what the beep means according to the different types of BIOS, because basically Ascent is a clone PC. I hope it helps. (you will have to open the computer to see the BIOS type.)
1 long beep and 2 shorts -- Video error
2 short beeps -- non-fatal error.
1 beep corto -- OK.
1 short beep -- Memory error. 2 short beeps -- ECC error.
3 short beeps -- Memory error.
4 short beeps -- change atery
5 beeps cortos -- bad processor.
6 beeps cortos -- bad keyboard.
7 beeps cortos -- video memory bad.
8 beeps cortos -- video bad.
1-1-2 beeps -- Problem with cpu/motherboard.
1-1-3 beeps -- Cmos issue.
3-4-1 beeps -- Video issue.
1 short beep -- Post normal, ok!.
2 short beeps -- POST error, will show on screen. NO beep -- CPU issue or Expansion card issue 1 long and 1 short -- motherboard error.
1 long and 2 shorts -- Video issue.
1 long and 3 shorts --EGA video issue.
3 longs -- Keyboard error.
there are 4 kinds of beeps that the pc produce when you turn it on, base on your beep it is indicating that the memmory is damage,
a single beep means the pc is ok
and your beep is memmory damage
a long beep pause and then beep long again means video card damage
if the beep sound like a firetruck the processor or memmory is over heating
I went to google and it seems like the beeps can be problems for different problems in the hardware, this is what one message says, there are lots of computer beeping answers out there:
1 short beep is your BIOS saying "HELLO I'M OK"
Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes
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 keyboard card
Each BIOS company has modified these codes over the years.
The three beeps shows the Memory Module Test and that symbolise that the memory module is having a problem and to my knowledge when there is a problem with the memory then you have to open the casing and remove the memory module and clean the slot very well and if slot in back and the memory do the same change the to the second memory slot if it happens there again then you change the Memory module.
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