Subject: PC164 won't boot - 6 beeps at post
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Price <email@example.com>
Date: 03/23/2002 22:27:36
Just inherited a PC164 barebones system from someones storeroom.
According to the guy I got the system from, 'It was working when it
was put away'. Unfortunately the system gives 6 beeps at boot time, and
never seems to intialize its video card/display (PCI Diamond Stealth
I've read the archives and the 6 beep post error code
seems to mostly concern itself with wrong memory type in the system.
I also replaced the system battery since a couple of posts referenced
bad/dead battery problems and 6 beeps.
The board came with 4 SIMMS that read:
CELESTICA 16MB FPM
4M x 36 60NS 5.0V
The SIMMS have 8 small chips and 1 large chip *on one
side only* - the other side is empty.
I have jumper J1 'on' (ie: a jumper installed across the
pins) and the SIMMS installed in SIM0 thru SIM4 (J5-J8).
I've cleaned the contacts on the simms with a pink eraser and
then wiped them with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol to get the crap off
them. No simm slot contacts seem bent or corroded
I am at a loss on how to proceed. Are 6 beeps 'bad'? Should
I try hooking up a console to one of the serial ports?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.