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To power off using the power button, press and hold in for more than four seconds.

However this is not solving your problem of not booting, needs some more information. Such as Beeping noises, number and length of beeps. Or any LED.s flashing?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 07, 2014

A SCSI device would be a hard drive. Sound like you need to check the network cable, card, and configuration. Start by doing a simple ping.

ipconfig /all is the cmd to see the settings. Then ping the Gateway listed.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 12, 2013


Unfortunally there is nothing you can do. If you have an admin password, you could use that and reset your password an ID. If not, you will need to reinstall the os to gain access.

Good Luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 23, 2011

Go into the RAID setup during bootup (not always in the BIOS), but will post somewhere on startup (should say SCSI/SAS Controller card press CTRL + M to enter setup) or similar.

When in the raid setup check to see the status of the drive(s).

Was the machine running and it's just happened etc or are these machines you have obtained and are plain not working?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010

It probably is trying to tell you that it is overheating.
Check that the fan(s) on top of the CPU(s) is/are working.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jul 30, 2010

check power supply one of two not workin

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 03, 2010

The Keys have numbers. Some are tied to the customer service number on the back of the case, IF it has been registered for warranty. If not...then you can either force the lock ( its pretty hard ), or drill they key out....or drill the case from the top. ( I drilled from the top, soft plastic, then switched to a metal bit, and drilled the metal tang off. Replacement cost: $4.75 for some black epoxy, $2.00 for the metal tang. ( comes off with a nut driver ).

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 04, 2009

Check lsusb and see the list if u can find the root in the list

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 21, 2009

You are suggested to first replace all serial cables which might be causing this problem and check it all serial and power cables are properly pluged into it.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 30, 2009

It sounds like a hard disk has failed or fallen out of sync.
This can be a serious problem if not addressed ASAP.

Call Dell, they have lifetime phone support for their servers.

Write down the Express Service Code and Service Tag number that is on the server chassis before you call.
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

It sounds like the power supply is failing.

Failing power supplies will sometimes deliver just enough power to make the fans spin but not enough for the motherboard and drives to start.

I hope this helps.

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

what that means is that the power button of the server is not properly insulated from the chassis of the server so whenever you touch it its circuit completes and its reset. change in the chassis will hopefully solve the problem.

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Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 01, 2009

If all the power cables are attached to the motherboard (normally about 2 different cables), then:

1) Rule out the switch: follow the small cables that come from the power switch to the motherboard...pull it off the motherboard and try using a paper clip to "short" the jumper pins that the switch was attached to. This simulates the power switch being pushed. If that doesn't work then.....

2) Motherboard may be bad

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 07, 2009

Servers usually don't come with sound cards. If you really need one, you must install one. If it is truly a server, I would recommend against it.

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

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