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RE: [semi-OT] Dead Tyan machine??

> From: Roberto C. Sánchez
> Today I found that one of my Tyan machines was dead.  It is a gt20b2865.
> I've tried pulling the RAM and hard drives and turning it on.  However,
> there is no video at all.  I tried plugging the RAM and hard drives back
> in and again, no video.  It emits a somewhat high-pitched beep at about
> one-second intervals.  I suspect a fried motherboard, but at this point
> I am not sure.  Can anyone with experience with Tyan machines confirm or
> refute my suspicion based on the behavior I am observing?
> Much appreciated.
>From a quick Google search, this box has a Tyan Tomcat K8E mainboard. >From the manual for that:

4.1 Beep Codes
Fatal errors, which halt the boot process, are communicated through two kinds
of audible beeps.
* A single long beep followed by two short beeps: It indicates that a
video error has occurred.
* A single long beep repeatedly: It indicates that a DRAM error has
The most common type of error is a memory error.

Hope this helps,

Dan Harris.

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