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Controller monitor failed,controller not started appeared on my screen when i opened our server systemx3500

I opened our server after having no power in the area for a day and this appeared on my screen.what does it mean

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This is a raid controller failure. Server is not able to initialize device.

Workaround:
1: Turn off server
2: Take out Raid Controller from server > blow air on raid controller slot to remove dust.
3: Put it back

Now turn on server and see of it gets initialized.

If you still gets error then its time to replace controller

Thanks

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Hi,
Welcome to Fixya
The problem is with the raid controller . Either the controller is faulty or it is due to dust or happen some shake. To rectify this issue do the following
1: Switch off the server 2: Remove the Raid controller from the server and clean the dust . ( Please Don't touch with hand just blow air ) 3: Clean the Controller slot 4: Refix the Controller and power on the server . 5: Check whether the controller is booting or not . 6: If you gets same problem then replace the controller

Thanks

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Welcome to Fixya
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Thanks

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