Beep Error Codes On AMI BIOS

ami bios beep code

Today my client arrived with a rather old computer to check the damage. Computers can not live at all, I suspect there is a problem with the switches that wear out. Then I switch between the ports of Power Switch and Reset Switch and the computer was able to work.

The next problem is the existence of 3x beep from speaker followed by a blank on the screen. There is no signal from computer which reaches computer monitor. Then I plug off the RAM from its slot, I clean up RAM, and then I plug it in again.

The problem is not solved, other problem occur, the sound 8x beep comes from the motherboard speakers. Then I try to plug off and clean the VGA/Video Graphic card and then I plug it in again. I turned on the computer and finally it can work as usual.

Here the AMI Beep Codes references from Thanks for help me during repair the computer.. 🙂

1 short DRAM refresh failure The programmable interrupt timer or programmable interrupt controller has probably failed
2 short Memory parity error A memory parity error has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.  The RAM IC is probably bad
3 short Base 64K memory failure A memory failure has occurred in the first 64K of RAM.  The RAM IC is probably bad
4 short System timer failure The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory
5 short Processor error The system CPU has failed
6 short Gate A20 failure The keyboard controller IC has failed, which is not allowing Gate A20 to switch the processor to protected mode. Replace the keyboard controller
7 short Virtual mode processor exception error The CPU has generated an exception error because of a fault in the CPU or motherboard circuitry
8 short Display memory read/write error The system video adapter is missing or defective
9 short ROM checksum error The contents of the system BIOS ROM does not match the expected checksum value.  The BIOS ROM is probably defective and should be replaced
10 short CMOS shutdown register read/write error The shutdown for the CMOS has failed
11 short Cache error The L2 cache is faulty
1 long, 2 short Failure in video system An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered
1 long, 3 short Memory test failure A fault has been detected in memory above 64KB
1 long, 8 short Display test failure The video adapter is either missing or defective
2 short POST Failure One of the hardware testa have failed
1 long POST has passed all tests

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