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Flashing Red Light on SCSI Card

Power surge and the server rebooted. It gets to the load screen (F1 Setup or F12 Boot Menu) and just sits there. When I select either, it just continues to try to enter setup and stays like that. I opened thte box to determine that there is a red flashing light on the SCSI card now and I also do not see green LED on the exterior of the box signifying each HOT Swappable drive is working.
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Dr. Klahn

8/22/2022 - Mon
madhatter5501

sounds like you fried one of the hard drives.  I would remove the one, if you know which drive could be affected, and replace it.
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The Scsci is a Adaptec 3225s
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I have multiple HDD (should be mirrored). Would I just remove one at a time and try to boot until I find the affected one?
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madhatter5501

if you remove the drive, does the red light go away?
madhatter5501

yes, remove one by one, they are mirrored or in a RAID 5
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I removed all drives 1 by 1 and it still blinks.
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madhatter5501

you think it could be a bad card?
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i'm hoping it could be a bad card.. Anyway of testing just the card?
madhatter5501

are there any diagnostics in bios that will test your card?
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Pressed F1 for setup and states 'Entering Setup" It just stays like that. Does not go into setup
madhatter5501

could be a motherboard problem then, you may want to request attention to try to get more help with someone more familiar with motherboards and that type of issue.  if it won't go into bios, then it could be memory, motherboard, attached devices, etc...  you could try removing memory one by one and try again, same with devices trying to narrow down the problem
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Ok, finally went into BIOS.. Under "System Summary" it states that there are no HDD installed..  HDD 0  -  HDD 5 = None
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madhatter5501

must be the card, because I can't image all the drives would have been affected by the surge
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I think you are right.. I do not see a diagnostic test.. Is it acceptable to choose ANY PCI SCSI card to replace it with (i've never installed a scsi card) and is it easy to replace and configure?
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Yes, We have backups but I wouldn't think it would effect the data.. We should be able to install a new card and all data is still there.. Wouldn't you think?
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yes I would think it should be fine, I was thinking backups for the worst case scenario
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OK, I will replace the SCSI card.. I figured it would be easier/faster to get a different SCSI card locally rather than order the same one online and wait two days. If it's simple, I would prefer getting different one locally..  What do you think?
madhatter5501

it should be fine, just make sure the card supports the configuration of the card you are replacing.
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If I bring the curretn card in to the store, shoudl they be able to tell me if it supports the configuration?
madhatter5501

yeah, they should know, do you know which RAID you were using?  RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
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