06-05-2015 10:10 AM
I recently bought two government surplus M58 desktops (7360-P52). Core 2 Duo E7500 + 2 x 2GB PC3-8500 + 250GB Seagate drive + Win 7 Pro installed.
Both machines work without problems after boot. Before booting, though, I count 38 short beeps at POST in quick succession on both of them. This isn't a documented code anywhere that I can find.
I have tried swapping DIMMs and DIMM locations. I have dropped in 1GB DIMMs instead. I have changed the button battery. Unplugged the DVD drive. Unplugged the hard drive. The fans seem to be running fine.
I would keep swapping parts if it wasn't 38 beeps on both.
I would be very grateful for a clue.