Beep Codes. Dell Precision 690, JD963, precision workstation


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Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD

NOTE:

The Drivers and Utilities CD is optional and may not ship with all computers.

1

Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.

2

Shut down your computer.

When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately.

If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer, and try again.

NOTE:

The next steps change the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start-up, the computer boots according to the devices specified in system setup.

3

When the boot device list appears, highlight

Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive

and press <Enter>.

4

Select the

Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive

option from the CD boot menu.

5

Select the

Boot from CD-ROM

option from the menu that appears.

6

Type

1

to start the ResourceCD menu.

7

Select the option to start the Dell Diagnostics and press <Enter>.

8

Select

Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics

from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer.

9

When the Dell Diagnostics

Main Menu

appears, select the test that you want to run.

Before you start testing

CAUTION:

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product

Information Guide.

• Turn on your printer if one is attached.

• Enter system setup, review your computer’s configuration information, and enable all of your computer’s components and devices, such as connectors.

Beep Codes

Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems.

This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. One possible beep code (code 1-3-1) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.

If your computer beeps during start-up:

1

Write down the beep code on the "Diagnostics Checklist" in your User’s Guide .

2

Run the Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause.

3

Contact Dell for technical assistance.

Quick Reference Guide

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Code

4-2-4

4-3-1

4-3-3

4-3-4

4-4-1

4-4-2

3-3-2

3-3-4

3-4-1

3-4-2

3-4-3

4-2-1

4-2-2

4-2-3

1-3-2

3-1-1

3-1-2

3-1-3

3-1-4

3-2-2

3-2-4

3-3-1

1-1-2

1-1-3

1-1-4

1-2-1

1-2-2

1-2-3

1-3

1-3-1 through 2-4-4

Cause

Microprocessor register failure

NVRAM read/write failure

ROM BIOS checksum failure

Programmable interval timer failure

DMA initialization failure

DMA page register read/write failure

Video Memory Test failure

Memory not being properly identified or used

Memory problem

Slave DMA register failure

Master DMA register failure

Master interrupt mask register failure

Slave interrupt mask register failure

Interrupt vector loading failure

Keyboard Controller Test failure

NVRAM power loss

Invalid NVRAM configuration

Video Memory Test failure

Screen initialization failure

Screen retrace failure

Search for video ROM failure

No timer tick

Shutdown failure

Gate A20 failure

Unexpected interrupt in protected mode

Memory failure above address 0FFFFh

Timer-chip counter 2 failure

Time-of-day clock stopped

Serial or parallel port test failure

Failure to decompress code to shadowed memory

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Quick Reference Guide

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