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Dell power edge 2600 is hosed

Posted on 2006-11-29
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Hello, experts...
I have  a server at my company ( a dell power edge 2600) that turned itself off yesterday,
and it won't power up. I mean, I turn it on---but it never initializes...and the monitor never recieves the
normal boot video (nothing on the monitor at ALL). We powered off the server (unplugged both ac cords), the ups's are on (one on each ac power cable), and the only thing the server tells me--is the orange blinking light on  the front panel.
It's called the "caution indicator" light be dell's product manual. It blinks at a regurlar rate (about on flash per second),
and that's ALL that happens. All power supply indicator leds are green, the drives open/close, the fans all are on, and
I see no other indicator that anything is bad.

Q- what next? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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by:johnysnydz
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I had a similar problem once when i put too much power on the UPS.  It was causing too much of a draw and the server wouldn't come up.  Try plugging directly in the wall to see if it works normal - then you know you need a more powerful UPS.
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jamietoner earned 500 total points
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There are going to be 5 diagnostics leds on the motherboard behind the top pci slot. Remove the side panel, plug in the power and try to power it on. Heres a link with more info on where they are located and what the codes mean I have seen these diag leds give multple codes, it will show one code for a few seconds then switch to another and it will just loop through them but they will still be readable and it will give us a good idea of whats causing it.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe2600/en/sm/beep.htm#1061529
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by:Andy4504
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Other then the blinking LED, does the computer beep at all when first powered up?

Assuming the LED to be a replacement to the PC-Speaker, steady blinking / beeping would indicate a memory problem.  You may want to re-seat the system ram.
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by:TeamMISCBC
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andy4503...et all...

Nope, good question. No sounds (except for the fans)...no beeps of any kind.

teammiscbc
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