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Flashing orange light

The light at the front of the server which is normally blue is flashing orange, what does this mean?

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  • pgobin Dec 03, 2007

    Amber light flashing in front of server.

    Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

  • conniet Dec 04, 2007

    I have a Dell Poweredge 2450 with an amber light blinking where the light is usually blue

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have problem on my poweredge 1800 server, during start only the screen comes up after I strike F1, then yellow light keeps flashing. Please can someone help me?

  • Rooiehaha Feb 05, 2009

    Orange light flashing on poweredge 2450, have tried running diagnostic cd but it will not run just crashes i am also running windows server 2003. I have updated bios and firmware and thats made no difference but everytime i start the server i get a single beep also says no system drives installed before it loads to windows.

    Any help would be great as i have tried everything i can think off.

  • sajid487 Feb 26, 2009

    i am facing problem with dell poweredge 1800 server scsi drive are not detecting while booting and asking for press F1 to continue F2 enter setup

    but in raid management i am getting the 3 hard drives are ready to work

    what is the solution.

    can anybody solve this it's urgent

  • naidoos1 Apr 06, 2009

    Hi my names Shannon Naidoo

    Well basically what you need to do is go to the dell site which is go to downloads type the make of the server. there's a file thats called Dell_DSET_1.70.118.MSI you need to download this tool and run it on the sever. there will be 3 options you will choose the last one which says remove LOGS than you just click next threw out than the blue light will appear. And all the LOGS will dissapear..........................this will definitly work.



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Power edge system are having two power input check the cables from the power outlet may be one is in contact otherwise one of your power supply gone means not working. Check the wires first then the power supply units

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My server (dell 2500) keeps restarting. there is a yellow light flashing on one of the drives. sometimes when I start it it would tell me container #0 was offline. sometimes it would just restart and i would need to repair windows all over again because of lost file and so on.

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Listen, if you have a orange light on the server,
you need to check ESM Embeded system management logs
You need to install Open manage server administrator from the dell website and you can see what is wrong with the server.
It can be anything causing this problem
Orange light means, your server needs your attention!

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I had the same problem - flashing amber light on PE 1800. I installed Open Manage server and checked logs - everything was fine. Then I rebooted the server and from the boot menu I chosen memory tests. This tests indicated that there are some ECC correctable errors. I read on google that correctable ECC error might became uncorrectable one in some cases and it is a result of the memory stick which too old/used.

After replacing memory sticks amber light disappeared. Remember about closing the whole chassis. If it is opened then amber light is flashing too.

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Can a Dell 2500 server motherboard be used on a Dell 1800 server?

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

Actually orange light flashing indicates that there is some hardware issue that changes the pre-configuration of the system, The problem I faced is decreasing ram and crashing raid after this light for a short long period. I checked all the hard drives they are quit ok but array is gone. So take care of the server and dont try to restart - avoid restarts make your data secure.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

That may indicate power problem! chech power supply, and mains....try replace with new one

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Posted on May 15, 2008

You might run the system diags and see what the problem is. Mine did the same thing when the BIOS battery went flat. I changed the battery and problem resolved

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What is the make/model of the server? The amber light in front means that it's a warning...

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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Try replacing the battery on the motherboard. It will flash if the battery is left out.

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