POST error codes
Beep symptoms are tones or a series of tones separated by pauses
(intervals without sound) during POST.
The following tables describes beep symptoms.
4 beeps System can not connect
Memory or Memory is broken.
Each time you power-on the system, it performs a series of tests that
check the operation of the system and some options. This series of tests is
called the Power-On Self-Test, or POST. POST does the following operations.
• Checks some basic system-board operations
• Checks the memory operation
• Starts the video operation
• Verifies that the boot drive is working
If the POST detects a problem, an error message appears on the screen.
A single problem can cause several error messages to appear. When you
correct the cause of the first error message, the other error messages
probably will not appear on the screen the next time you turn on the
POST Error Message
CMOS Checksum Bad
System can not connect
fan or fan modules are
Chapter 6. Symptom-to-FRU Index
Reseat the memory, or replace with
known good modules.
Checksum of CMOS is incorrect.
The computer loads the default
configuration settings. This error
might indicate that CMOS has
become corrupt due to a weak
Reseat the fan, or
replace with known good