My Acer/Gateway ZX-6980 sometimes refuses to boot, and emits 4 beeps right after I push the power button. For troubleshooting, does anybody know what this beep code means for this particular motherboard?
Thanks in advence,
I believe that system has an AMIBIOS, which shows the following:
4 short System timer failure
The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory.
That one 'blip' is used as a "system ready" sound and will continue booting.
Alan, are they long or short? What's the sequence?
They are four short, evenly spaced beeps. They occur immediately after pushing the power button and the computer does not boot up . . . sometimes. Other times, it emits a single blip sound and boots normally.
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