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error code

[′er·ər ‚kōd]
(computer science)
A specific character punched into a card or tape to indicate that a conscious error was made in the associated block of data; machines reading the error code may be programmed to throw out the entire block automatically.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The AMC Theatres website came up with an error code when trying to purchase seats.
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Whenever there is an error or malfunction, the AC gives the user an alert message and sends an error code. It makes it easier and quicker to solve the issue.
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In addition, over 10KM optical transmission without error code is available for this module.
* Seven-segment error code display, programmable middle position
I just ran into this one: If a 430W during an approach doesn't have accurate position but hasn't lost it entirely, you should see an INTEG annunciation and get a specific error code: "Abort Approach--Loss of Navigation." But you can still use the GPS for the missed approach.
In fairness, they alternate with banal test strings like "couldn't complete the updates." Users have a choice of doing a deep dive into log files, or Googling the hex error code and wading through incredibly long forum threads full of rants mixed with advice to "try rebooting, uninstalling anti-virus, disabling drivers, and pulling your hair out." You can find answers that way; I learned I needed to update my encryption package at one point, and the advice to update chipset drivers is always a good reminder.
Often the customer, and more specifically the operator, can provide vital information that can be used in conjunction with the error code information to establish the root cause of the failure.
A customized online user interface allows technicians to input a forklift model and associated error code. Based on the input, the system provides a probable cause and detailed information to repair the problem including photos, wiring diagrams and schematics.