Continuous beep from SuperMicro server..

I've inherited a Server with a SuperMicro X9DR3/1-F motherboard and a LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i RAID card. The moment it is turned on there is a continual beep - that doesn't stop! Even when the Log-in screen is reached.
I've heard that a firmware upgrade to the MegRaid card could cause similar but have pulled the card out and the beep continues. There are no fault lights flashing on any of the disks.  And, I've set the alarm in the RAID card bios to 'disabled' but it continues. Which makes me think it's something to do with the bios on the board.

Any suggestions would be most welcome...

Many thanks
matedwardsAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Try reseating the memory, connector cables, cards and if possible the CPU as well.  I've seen poor physical connectivity do this kind of thing.

Is the beeping in any sort of a pattern like long and short beeps?
matedwardsAuthor Commented:
Thanks Scott.. will do..

Nope, it's one long continuous beep right form the moment the power button is pressed..

I feel before any checks have been done on RAID cards, Hard Drives, etc...
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Did you add RAM to your "inheritance"?  SuperMicros have a reputation for Screaming at you if you put in the wrong memory.
Check 2-12 onwards in the User Manual for the correct  RAM modules and configurations.
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nobusCommented:
could even be a bad power supply; you can measure the +5,12, and 3.3V on the motherboard connector

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matedwardsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your suggestions guys.. all very good points.. but this time it was one of the PSUs..!

I pulled it out and beeping stopped.. never seen that before..!

Thanks again to all..
nobusCommented:
well - all my pc's stop making noise when the ps is pulled...lol
tx for the feedback !
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