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Dell power edge t410 makes a clicking sound after I tried to upgrade the cpu. URGENT

Posted on 2014-09-15
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I switched back to the old cpu. The system clicks; a green light blinks on the mother board and again and again. Is this a power supply issue a mother board issue. I am stuck big time .
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by:Matthew Borrusso
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RalphOC,

Let me see if I can help.

First, Unplug everything from the power.
if the power supply's are hot plug, I would pull just about an inch. You will reseat shortly.

Make sure your cpu, memory, daughter boards, etc are sitting clean.
Pull the ops/owners manual from dell. This may be your link:
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_poweredge/poweredge-t410_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf

Get down to page 26 for indicator lights.

Reseat one of the power supply's, Connect power to the PS. Watch for codes.
you may need to reseat both power supply's, depending on how much power you are drawing. if you are N+1 then you should be good since I think this model is only 2 PS (don't quote me).

If you are getting indicator lights, at the very least you should have a fair direction of where the problem is.

Good luck, if you still are getting nowhere, you may need to get Dell on the phone.
Matt
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by:RALPHQC
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I don't have the diagnostic lights option on my system. The server keeps clicking and the mother board light goes on for a second. The fas seems to go on off, on off, on off. The system goes click click click .
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Matthew Borrusso earned 500 total points
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I am sorry to be the one to say it, it does sound like a power supply, but it could be the system board as well.

Your going to need to call Dell unless you have a spare box that you can pull parts from. Obviously try the PS first.

Good Luck,
Matt
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