[rescue] 3-1-4-3 beep error codes on Sun Ultra20 m2 system
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Mon Jan 8 18:30:07 CST 2018
Just a bit more.
I had never added, or removed any IO cards previously.
The system had shipped with a Nvidia Quattro (1500 I believe) frame buffer. I powered down, removed the Nvidia card then powered
back up. Only change is that the beeps have disappeared. I have left the Sun supplied Nvidia frame buffer out of the system.
No video output, using only the DB15 output from the motherboard.
One other thing that I didn't add earlier is regarding the keyboard. Using a Sun/Oracle type 7 keyboard. No initialization light
since I have started. This box has (6) USB ports, 4 rear and 2 front. No keyboard initialization lights on the keyboard. I have
used the keyboard on another system, and it is a known good keyboard.
Thanks again for looking.
On 08/01/18 17:57, Jerry Kemp wrote:
> I'm having some local storage issues here at home, and needed a box to wind up and move some data over to.
> I have a Sun Ultra 20 M2 system, that I had purchased direct from Sun that seemed to fit the bill, i.e. a box I could load up with
> several big SATA drives and rsync data over to.
> Anyway, start with plugging it in. Had not used this box in a few years. Fan(s) wind up to full speed, but no output what-so-ever
> on the monitor. Fans never wind down.
> First thought, pull all boards and memory and re-seat them. No change.
> 2nd, even though this box worked when I put it away, spent some quality time looking over the motherboard for cut traces, bulging
> capacitors, etc. Nothing jumps out at me.
> 3rd though, BIOS/firmware battery dead, preventing booting. Worth looking at anyway, or maybe too many years dealing with Apple
> PRAM issues. Power down, pull old battery. Multimeter says .7 volts, should be 3v. Cr2032 battery, same as just about everyone
> uses. Check new battery for correct voltage, then plug back in and reapply power.
> Something has changed, a bit anyway. I now have beep (error) codes. 3-1-4-3. Test that twice.
> Find Sun/Oracle documentation online. Has troubleshooting section, but nothing with that beep code.
> Broaden my search, finally find the beep code, but its not for Tyan motherboard powered Sun Ultra 20 M2 boxes, its for old IBM
> Thinkpads. Here are a couple of hits.
> anyway, I know that, the IBM part was worthless, just showing I did my homework before asking.
> I'm guessing that the motherboard has died, and I am left with its components to find new homes for.
> Wanted to post here first to see if anyone else had any thoughts or comments.
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