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What are the BIOS beep codes for a Sony® computer?

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What are the BIOS beep error codes for the Sony® desktop computers?

Beeps Error Message
1 long continuous beep Refresh failure
3 beeps Base 64 KB memory failure
4 beeps Timer is not operational or the
motherboard is not functioning
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps Gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception
8 beeps Display memory read/write error
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register
read/write error
1 short Post successful
1 long
2 short
Video Controller Failure or faulty add-on card.
1-3-3-1 DRAM refresh failure
3-3-1 Parity circuit failure
1-2-2-3 BIOS ROM checksum error
1-3-1-1 DRAM refresh failure
1-3-1-3 Keyboard controller error
1-3-3-2 POST Memory Manager initialization failure
1-3-4-1 RAM failure on address line xxxx
1-3-4-3 RAM failure on data bits xxxx of low byte of memory bus
1-4-2-1 CMOS RAM error
2-1-2-3 ROM copyright notice error
2-2-3-1 Unexpected interrupts error
4-1-1-1 Try to boot with INT 19(Gate A20 failure)