Question about Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: No Boot on 1600sc
The easy answer is: Did you ensure the CPU fan connector is attached to the PROPER motherboard CPU fan power pins? The 2nd easy answer is: Are you sure your CPU is properly placed inside the socket? Could it be tilted slightly up on one side? The more complicated 3rd answer is: I've seen people use the spray can of AIR, which, believe it or not causes a moisture problem AND can overly cool a component. Although the motherboard looks fine, it won't boot or power on until the part(s) rewarm to room temperature or the moisture dissipates. This is how I solve this problem. I remove the motherboard or open it completely up to clean it with 80psi of compressed air. (remove all components) If it had previously been cleaned with a can of AIR, I let it sit for half an hour. When putting the parts back together (leave the HD, the CD, the floppy disconnected), (oh...ensure your front panel connectors are properly on the correct motherboard pins too.) 1)take extra caution with both the video card and the memory chip slots!! Inspect the video card gold edge and video card slot for a few strands of carpet fiber or DUST bunnies wedged or attached to the card/slot (which causes the computer to not power ON) 2) Inspect the memory sticks and memory slots in the same manner. (I had to see it with a magnifying glass, to see the problem) Once back together, if it boots, I'm done. If it didn't boot, I replace the power supply. If that didn't solve it, I reposition or change the RAM memory. Attention to detail is the key to success. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"
Posted on Aug 19, 2007
PowerEdge 2600 utilizes a Power Distribution Module (PDM) for power redundancy. The two (Max) Power Supply Units plug into the Power Distribution Module in the front and two power cords at the back from power outlets..
If a power supply lites RED, it indicates the respective power supply unit is faulty (normally) and/or the slot/PDM is faulty (very rear). Given that both power supplies indicated fault the issue may as well be with the PDM.
Check here for help to re-seat the PDM cables. If issue persists consider replacing the PDM.
Let me know if further help is needed
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
Think of blinking amber as the initial state of the LED. As long as the system is receiving power from a power source and can pass that power through the system board to the LED on the Control Panel it should, at least, blink amber.
As a result, a blinking amber Power Button LED is a reliable indicator that the system is receiving power from a power source. This, in turn, tells us that the source and power cord are likely to be functional. The Blinking Amber LED also tells us that the power supply to system board connection is good as well as the connections between the system board, I/O Panel and Control Panel.
Depending on the components installed and the condition of those components, the LED may progress past blinking amber and move to solid amber.
If the LED does not progress past blinking amber it indicates that the system is not able to properly distribute power to the system components. This is discussed in the next section of the interaction.
It does not indicate that the power supply is bad. It simply indicates that, for whatever reason, one of the power supply 'rails' is not operating within its specified range or, simply, that there is a short somewhere in the system.
The LED state could be the result of a misconfigured or incorrectly installed system component. A bad drive, for example, may be shorting out one of the rails. Incorrectly installed memory can cause a blinking amber front panel power button LED.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
I finally made contact with our IT dept who were abole to carry out a remote diagnostic test.
Problem has now been identified (problem with tape drive)
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
SOURCE: Hi, we have an Dell PowerEdge
Most of the systems will not start back when the system shutdown happens due to some power conflicts.
To resolve your issue, please follow the below steps:
1. Make sure that all the connections to your server is proper now.
2. Press and hold the system Power ON Switch in your server for more than 20 seconds continuously.
3. now release the power button and press it back gently once normally to start you machine.
4. In this way most of the system will be powered up.
Please follow the above steps and let me know your comments. If still the problem persists, then please provide some more information about the problem which you got in following the above steps as that will be useful to assist you back.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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