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Alpha server 800 Diagnostic beep code

 
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A.W.R
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Alpha server 800 Diagnostic beep code

Hi,

I have an Alphaserver 800 that runs OpenVMS. Recently the system has become inoperable. When I power the system on, there is no display on the graphics or serial consoles.

I do hear 7 beeps in the sequence:-

1 12 1234

If anyone can shed some light on what this sequnce means and what the error could be it would be greatly appreciated?

Thanks
Andrew
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
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Re: Alpha server 800 Diagnostic beep code

Hein van den Heuvel
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Re: Alpha server 800 Diagnostic beep code

When I GOOGLE the exact subject line, the first hit is:

http://download.majix.org/dec/Alphaserver800_service.pdf

Table 2-1 Interpreting Error Beep Codes (continued)
1-2-4
Backup cache error.
Replace the CPU daughter board (Chapter 7).
The system can be operated with the B-cache disabled until a replacement CPU daughter board is available. Bank 1 of the J1 jumper
on the CPU daughter board is used to disable the B-cache. Refer to Appendix A.

Hein.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Alpha server 800 Diagnostic beep code

1-2-4 Backup cache error. Replace the CPU daughter board.

The system can be operated with the B-cache disabled until a replacement CPU daughter board is available. Bank 1 of the J1 jumper
on the CPU daughter board is used to disable the B-cache.

Wim
Wim
A.W.R
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Re: Alpha server 800 Diagnostic beep code

THanks for the prompt assistance.

I am on the right track now.