Subject: Re: pc164 board problems
To: Anders Hogrelius <>
From: Shawn Nock <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/04/2002 09:16:44
A similar thing happened on my 164LX... The contacts on the DIMM were gold,
but the board's contact's were silver / or aluminum; There was a bad connection.
I used a pink (yes, it has to be the pink kind) eraser and rubbed the contacts
off lightly. There are several commercial products that will clean contacts
better, but it worked for mine and prehaps is worth a try!

Shawn Nock
KUAT Communications

>-- Original Message --
>Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 08:58:03 +0100 (CET)
>From: Anders Hogrelius <>
>Subject: Re: pc164 board problems
>To: Luke Mewburn <>
>Cc: Chris Price <>,
>On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Luke Mewburn wrote:
>> According to my PC164 manual, 6 beeps is the same as POST code 3F
>> fatal error subcode 6, which is:
>> 	Checksum error detected when image was read back from memory
>> Sounds like dodgy memory to me.
>Yepp, that's right, but it could be a flaky mainboard as well. I had a
>PC164 mainboard that showed the same symptoms, but no matter what memory
>put on the board it still gave those 6 beeps. Seems like a faulty memory
>controller can give the same error.
>It would be illogical to kill without reason
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