I'm setting up a SRKA4 server which has been boxed since its purchase in 2000.
At present its beeping but nothing else and though I've searched the documentation I can't find a complete list of beep codes. The current code is 2-2-3-3 but there is nothing in the user documentation on this code.
The error (whaterver it is) prevents the server from reaching the stage where it displays any infomation on screen so I only have the beep code to interperet the error.
At present the machine has 2GB of memory installed in slots A1-A2 ->D1-D2 and a single 500mhz processor but has all the VRM and blank CPU's fitted.
1) your server is 8 years old (in box). Many things could be wrong. It could be dead on arrival , damaged in transit , etc.,
2) These beep codes are only released to tech crew . Search their web site for the info.
3) The web site may not have the info (they usually show the up-to-date models only).
4) Find a tech crew to service it.
5) Any new server / equipment must be tested on arrival to make sure they work. Else , you would be paying for goods that are faulty (DOA) , in which case you qualify for one to one exchange. Don't let is just sit there. Test them even though they are not needed immediately due to change of project schedules etc., You can always test , UAT , then box it back up. This way , when you need it quickly , it will probably work. I find this the best way to be ready for quick use.
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you should start by re-seating the RAM first as this is a common problem. if that does not work re-seat the processor. If all that fails remove all add on cards and memory only leaving the processor and see if the beep codes change. Replace the components one-by-one to find the problem piece of hardware. HERE is a guide from Dell to tell you what the beep codes mean and also some troubleshooting tips.
I don't understand the beep code you describe, but the 2850 has many beep codes to help understand what is going on.
First ... Identify the beep. Does the beep start as soon as you power it on, or after several seconds? What is the pattern of the beep - is it a repeating set of beeps - 3 sets of beeps between 1 and 4 beeps ... like 1 beep-3 beeps-2 beeps, or 3 beeps, 3 beeps, 1 beep? Or is it a steady repeating beep - about once per second?
Second ... is the LCD panel on the server blue or orange? If orange, what is the error code(s) it is scrolling?
If it is a steady, once-per-second beep, it is probably your RAID controller. Does the system boot to Windows/OS ok? If so, use (or install) OpenManage Server Administrator (Managed Node from Dell's Support Site) to check the Hardware Logs and check the RAID array (under Storage/Virtual Disks). If it is not booting to the OS, then go into CTRL-M to see what the status of your array is.
Error Code 720: Cannot connect to the Pop Server. (Incorrect Pop Server IP Address) Pop Server is down.
Solution: Check the Pop Server IP Address. Contact the network Administrator
Regarding the beeping noises. The DX-800 has multiple settings for beeps, rings and the dialing monitor. If it is the latter, press MONITOR button once, then press the DOWN arrow, until silenced. Some ringer/beep settings are under Fax Parameters, some are in a special SERVICE MODE.
let us know if you can isolate which one and we can help turn it off. At least now you know what the 720 code means.
The beeps normally are a code which tells you what problem has been detected and is keeping the computer from starting. You can find information about interpreting the beep codes and what to at HP's site here. The most common causes of beeps and no start is bad memory or video. I'd suggest making sure the memory modules are firmly seated in their sockets. It's possible that poor connections are keeping the memory from being properly detected.
I don't think SCSI card give beep error codes. If you listed this item, most likely this is the problem and your MB is telling u this. Your SCSI card is most likely damaged. Try to make sure it is inserted in the pci slot properly. If it is....buy a new one. We rarely use SCSI cards any longer as most Servers have plenty of HDD space and the Hot Swappable options make them easy to replace if they get damaged.
As a tech, I would first check the Mother Board (BIOS) Beep Error codes to determine exactly what the problem is. Those beeps tell u what hardware is malfunctioning.
I would first check that all the fans are turning when you first power it up. It may have fan speed sensors on them, and one or more fans aren't coming up to speed. I would check the CPU fan(s), as they are usually smaller, and tend to go bad before the other larger ones.