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Beeping PowerEdge 1300

Hi there,
We have a poweredge 1300 that began beeping. It beeps every .5 second or so after server is running post. There are 3 HD's in the server, one of them with no light at all. Beeping seems to be coming from one of the processors. Machine is running fine, with beeping exception. Could this be a hard drive issue? Will the drive have a blinking light if it's working fine?
Thanks,
~Mike

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  • Snacula Aug 19, 2008

    Thanks so much, Exponline. We'll give it a shot today, and inform of the results.

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When a Dell server beeps in every 3-5 second that mean it comes from Raid controller.
Dell calls PERC Controller.
It usually reason of a disk failure.

Install open manage server administrator on your server.
See which disks are failed ?

Try to run Power edge diagnostics on the failed disk.
If it passes the test reseat the disk.
if it fails disk has to be replaced with a new one.
If passes the quick test, reseat the disk and update disk + perc firmware and driver to the latest level. that will solve the problem!!

99% beeping comes from perc controller because of a failed HDD

cheers

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