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Sounds like you may have a power supply that is failing.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014

Well, that server went end of life about 6+ years ago so it's very possible that the server is done. Check your keyboard to make sure the F keys aren't stuck. Is there a disc in the CDROM? I don't think that model has the option to default to the utility screen but check out the BIOS if you can get in there.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 08, 2013

Yes it can however XP isn't a network operating system. Your server would be deprived of many features and options that make a server a server. I've heard of people putting XP on their servers, and if all you are doing is using the Poweredge 1650 as a file server then fine. But you don't need a server for that, could have used a desktop with XP as a file server.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011

The RAM sockets may be bad or dirty contacts. Check the pins with a flashlight to see if anything is bent or out of place. Also, check the base of the socket for cold solder connections.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 05, 2010

Flashing blue light is harmless - it simply means the Identify button has been pushed. There is a small button with a white, cursive 'i' on the front and back of the server - pressing this will make the light flash blue (or make it stop).

Go to Dell's support site and view the manual for the 1650 for an explanation of the beep code - identify the pattern of the beep.

If you are still able to get to Windows, use OpenManage Server Administrator to check the Hardware logs and RAID array.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 16, 2010

May be a HDD error or possibly a virus.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 07, 2010

your poweredge has detected a hardware fault. If it is under warranty contact Dell. If it is out of warranty, you might carefully open the unit, and locate the fault diagnostic leds. They should be lit indicating the code for the fault condition/part.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009

8MB sounds like it is only recognizing onboard video.

Check the BIOS setup screen for video options. You may be able to select or enable PCI video.

If that does not work, Dell has lifetime phone support for their servers.

Write down the Express Service Code and Service Tag number that is on the server chassis and call Dell.
This is the last number I used for server support: (800) 945-3355
If it doesn't work you should be able to find a valid number at support.dell.com

I hope this helps.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jul 23, 2009

Hi there, i'm assuming that you have a bare bons system without a case whichis why you are asking the question.

The power switch and status LEDs are mounted on a control board that sits to the left of the drive bay at the front of the machine and connects to the mai board via a flexible circuit board/ribbon cable.

You might get more indication of where this connects from the service documentation which you can find here :-


Hope that's of some help.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 17, 2008

It is possible the mainboard/motherboard is bad. However, you might want to check the internal fans on the 1650 to make sure they are not clogged or they are not obstructed. That would be the
first thing to check. After that if nothing work, then look to reset the CMOS (you should simply be able to short a jumper for them) or just simply take out the CMOS battery for a minute, then reconnect it.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jul 22, 2008

yup... norton ghost should be able to copy the failing disk onto a new disk, Disk -> disk copy

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 28, 2007

Firstly you would have to at least tell us what operating systems you are planning to use. then the process could be outlined in detail.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 03, 2007

Computer not recognizing the hard drive. Look in BIOS to see if hard drive is listed. Reload system disc/CD.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 14, 2016

It could be a couple of things 1. the computer Cpu fan is not working or is clogged inspect it and clean or replace.2 The power supply could be bad

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015

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