Dell Dimension 2800 server - need to know what scsi cable to get - I have no documentation

Dell Dimension 2800 server - need to know what scsi cable to get - I have no documentation

The motherboard is a Foxconn LS-36 and the SCSI is integrated into the board.

Hopefully someone who owns one will look at this...

Can someone tell me what type of SCSI cable I need?? Or point me to the specs for the motherboard??

(Foxconn is a ghost manufacturer for Dell, so they won't have anything)
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Just curious... why don't you call dell?  You'll have your answer in 30 minutes or so, most likely.

If it's internal, then it's almost certainly a 68 pin cable.  Just look for 68 pin internal SCSI cables.

You can also look up SCSI connectors and match what they look like to the one you have - but if you want to research this WITHOUT calling dell, you'll be wasting your time as they will tell you faster than researching it.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Open the box up and look at the connector.  Count the pins.  That should give you your answer...
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vanaudenAuthor Commented:
I would call Dell, but I did not buy the server so I don't have the account number. maybe I'll try anyway.

As for counting the pins, I would have to break my neck at a 90degree angle... and then maybe I could count them... I really don't want to take anything apart.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
What account number do you think you need?

You just give the server serial number/service tag.
vanaudenAuthor Commented:
Thanks!! I'll try that!
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Now, they do have a facility to transfer ownership, but they usually need the owner to do that.  So, if they want to confirm the company, you might just say yes, that's you.  I've had Dell deliver parts for company servers to my home address, no questions asked (mostly because I didn't want to be waiting around 4 hours at work when I lived 5 minutes from the office).
vanaudenAuthor Commented:
thank you. I just called them with the serial number of the server and they told me that I needed a:

 68 pin high density internal Low voltage differential Cable (U320)

Thank you for your help ... I didn't know I could use my serial number that way. Thanks!!

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