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Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server occasionally beeps when running

Our Dell PowerEdge 1600sc server is running our services fine, with no apparent problems, but recently it is sounding a series of beeps for a few minutes, then stops. There appears to be nothing wrong with server from the display screen. I have a feeling it might be something to do with the power supply or temperature problems. I worry that these beeps are a fore warning to something bad. Any advice is welcome.

Regards,

Greg

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  • gsmith241 Sep 26, 2008

    I now do not think it is a BIOS beep. It sounds different. There is no long and short beeps and these beeps do not take place during boot up. Each beep has a stacatto sound to it, and they are all the same length.



    Greg

  • gsmith241 Jan 06, 2009

    The beeps ended up coming from our UPS, which had a defunct backup battery. Once we replaced the battery the beeps stopped. Thank you for all of the suggestions that were submitted.



    Greg Smith

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    paul_gall539 Sep 22, 2012

    Has a Dell 1600sc that was stck on bios screen and progress bar was at about 10% . Solutions was to check each memory module 1 of the 4 had become corrupted

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Can you tell for sure where the beep is coming from? Could it be the disk controller card beeping? I believe the PERC cards have a separate speaker on the card itself. If you are lucky maybe it is warning that it's battery is bad. If you are less lucky maybe it is warning you of an impending disk failure.

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Check out this site:

http://bioscentral.com/postcodes/dellbios.htm

Write down the exact number of beeps and how long they last to find what the error means. The are call BIOS post codes and they resemble Morse Code. (ie. one long, 3 short, 2 long = RAM issue) Good luck!!

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  • Chris Brewer Sep 26, 2008

    Why only 3/4 when I gave you the correct solution? That's not very fair.

  • Chris Brewer Sep 26, 2008

    Gotcha.

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