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Any Dvd Rom should work fine with the server.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 14, 2018

I recommend that you first try replacing the power cord, if that doesn't work try replacing the power supply.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


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Sounds to me the server is down at the moment, give it 10 mins and try again. If still happens let your ISP know of the isure, server needs a reboot
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Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 09, 2017

Resetting the power supplies isn't necessary. Once one of the ptwo power supplies fails, the second power supply automatically takes over. Also, there isn't a need to power down the system to change the supplies as long as you change them one at a time.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015

Check the IDE or SCSI cables for the hard drives and the dc drive and make sure there seated in there respected slots firm and don't move or work there way out.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015

> it does detect it on controller initiation.

Even when the drive is not spinning, it will identify itself (manufacturer, capacity) when queried. So, it's possible that it "checks-in", but files/directories on it cannot be read.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 26, 2015

Sounds like your disk is disconnected or crashed.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 10, 2014

Motherboard is toast!

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014

On page 7 and 8 there is a diagram about the different lights.


Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 27, 2014

Same solution as posted before if you need to boot from a DVD: take a Dell laptop CD/DVD combo drive, remove the screws and all and exchange the PowerVault CD drive unit with it. Same internal connector. Can't remember what model I stuck in, but I had to keep the front panel of the drive since it was slightly different, I probably could have glued it, but.... That's a server machine no one is ever going to see but me! :)

That also gave me a CD-Burner which is a decent addition in case you need to quickly burn a CD/make a backup/boot disk (like a "ultimate Windows CD" boot to fix anything that could go wrong).

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 19, 2013

  1. Can you access the Bios configuration on boot by pressing F2? Check the setting
  2. By load up do you mean your server software does not boot? use F10 on post from the utility partition main menu under Run System Utilities.
  3. Is the server working with RAID? Press CTRL + R and check the RAID
I am not going to say check all the cables because I am sure you will have already?!?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 01, 2013

Orange blinking light means a component failure.
I had a cooling fan failure and this caused the orange light. When there is a failed fan the other fans RPM is increased to compensate. Is the server fan noise excessive?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 01, 2013

If you have a RAID remove all the drives use some canned air in the RAID cage and replace the drives. Turn the unit on and listen to the drive(s). Are they spinning? Are they making a clanking sound? (bad) if both are bad you will have to replace them and restore from a backup.
If you have a single boot drive do the same thing listen. If you have spin but still fails check the sas or sata cable. Unplug it then plug it back in of both sides with the power off.
If still no good the drive might be bad and you will have to replace it and then restore from a backup.
Hope this helps.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013

It simply needs an os

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 30, 2013

Hello the homepage is here:


Whats the fault ?

Does it show a code on screen ?

Good luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 29, 2012

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