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hi in our school i notice one of our dell poweredge 2950 servers making lots of noise...

fan spins really loudly....

the error code is e1313 fan redundancy
e1310 rpm fan 4

does this mean i may have to change a fan???

how do i do this???
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Load noise on Dell Poweredges are the fans.

Yes it is time to change the fan

I would contact Dell Support

Here is a link to the Dell Site that has the manuals for your system

Check the hardware owners manual PDF has a section on how to change the FANS etc.
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Try reseating the fan to see if it is just a bad connection.  You can reseat the fan "hot" (while the server is running.  The fans should be pretty clearly labeled.

You might also consider swapping the fan with another in the server to make sure it is not a motherboard issue.

Otherwise, yes, you will need to get a replacement fan:
http://www.serversupply.com/products/part_search/pid_lookup.asp?pid=123606&gclid=CMSVwu-i6LQCFck7MgodxyMAGA

Fan 4 is the right-most fan in the front (labeled 13 on the motherboard diagram on page 137 of the manual).
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Just a note not to try swapping fans hot since you'll have two fans missing during the swap and that might force it to shutdown. Also don't leave the lid off too long with it powered on or it'll overheat.
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Good and sound advice in general, but I've swapped fans "hot" in the 2950 before without it shutting down (and have run it with the lid off for hours without problems).
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With two fans out at once? Must have N+N redundancy then, my bad, thought it was N+1.
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where do i get the manual???
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If you don't have it, you can find it a dozen different ways on Dell's Support Site (or Google it):
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe2950/en/hom/pdf/hom.pdf
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Sorry my paste in my first post to you did not take

Here is your manual


http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe2950/en/index.htm
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thanks guys...one question i wanted to ask is, would it be risky to put on the server in this condition?

i normally have it off but teachers want to print etc.....
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No, not if the fans are actually running.  If they are at least running (even if below optimal speed), the system should be in no immediate danger of shutting down from overheating, especially if the server is only handling basic domain tasks and printing.  I would, however, look to resolve this as soon as possible.  If you only have a single fan that is not working, the server will be noisy, but it is noisy because the other fans are picking up the slack, so it should stay cool enough under any load.
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ok thanks man
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I have a dell power edge also and the fan is very loud too.
Been running that way for a year now

If you do not mind the noise it works.
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Still best to spend the $20 to fix the problem.
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thanks a lot guys ...i bought the fan from the site and it is working good now...

Thanks a lot...
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