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Same problem with the SAS Drives in DL 585G2 Shows pink led

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Same problem with the SAS Drives in DL 585G2 Shows pink led no information in anyoff the HP system  management event logs or IML.
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Do a close visual inspection.   Is it possible ambient light from the adjoining light pipe is causing this?  Does the "pink" led flicker with I/O activity?   Since there is no PINK LED, and nothing in mgmt, I think it is just misaligned.
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Pink Light does not Flicker it is glowing steadily
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and even if the take the Harddrive out of the server pink light still glows from the backpane i even tried replacing the backpane but it is still there only the last four drives rest them is fine.
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Well if ACU says nothing is wrong, then it is probably an I2C/IPMI fault, and your data is safe.  I.e, the LED circuitry or IPMI processor might have lost a byte of RAM or something obscure like that.  If you *really* wanted to get to the root cause then you'd have to run some serious diagnostics and potentially swap out the controller and look at hexdumps.   Best you can easily do is wait for a downtime window, and run motherboard & full system diagnostics, including BMC.

Personally, as long as I am 100% sure the RAID controller says all is well ... then I would ignore it.  Only exception is if you have a HP support contract.  If you have one, then make HP come out and fix it.
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I have  Replaced the  Array Controller and  the pink lights are gone. thanks for the nailing down the issue.
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Solution was very Helpful.
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