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Getting error beeps-1-8-2-1 and I need diag. chart info

Getting error beeps--1-8-2-1 after careful cleaning and re-installing cables and plugs. HD was working fine before, and I used it in my Gateway Pent. III to check-OK, but getting a yellow HD light on front panel-tried reset-no help.

Used to work fine in this AMD AthlonPro 800Mhz-Via KT 133 ChipSet- with Systemax. Built in 2000 by Tiger

I need diagnostic chart info, as I can't find it in the pdf manual I have.

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  • Marduk50 Aug 28, 2008

    Beeps continued with all disconnected, and with another new HD as well, so I suspect MB capacitor going bad. All plugs are slotted on this AMD Pro, and can only go in one way. Same with CD/RW, Floppy and DVD. Have tried all 3 sets of my extra cable connector's, so that isn't the problem.



    Still need the Gigabyte GA-7ZM with VIA KT133 Chipset BEEP CODE CHART to troubleshoot this MB, PLEASE.....

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Try removing all connections to M/board except for Video card and memory and boot if computer boots with no beeps try fitting others one at a time until beeps happen that is faulty unit
if will not boot without beeps try different memory
Also check cables into hard drive are fitted correctly
stripe goes nearest 4 pin power plug on H/D CD DVD and floppy

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

  • David
    David Aug 29, 2008

    I have tried numerous sites and you code is not listed
    Try the site below for more info


    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/510...

    the site below is for award BIOS
    http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/awa...


    Go to this site for Pheonix Codes similar to yors
    http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/pho...

    Hope this helps


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