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Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide  Introduction

Indicators, Messages, and Codes

Finding Software Solutions

Running the System Diagnostics

Troubleshooting Your System

Installing System Board Options

Installing Drives

Getting Help

Jumpers and Connectors

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Notes, Notices, and Cautions

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Initial release: 19 Nov 01

NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.

CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.

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Jumpers and Connectors Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide 

  JumpersA General Explanation

  System Board Jumpers

  System Board Connectors

  SCSI Backplane Board Connectors

  Disabling a Forgotten Password

This section provides specific information about the jumpers on the system board. It also provides some basic information on jumpers and switches and describes the connectors and sockets on the various boards in the system.

JumpersA General Explanation

Jumpers provide a convenient and reversible way of reconfiguring the circuitry on a printed circuit board. When reconfiguring the system, you may need to change jumper settings on the system board. You may also need to change jumper settings on expansion cards or drives.

Jumpers

Jumpers are small blocks on a circuit board with two or more pins emerging from them. Plastic plugs containing a wire fit down over the pins. The wire connects the pins and creates a circuit. To change a jumper setting, pull the plug off its pin(s) and carefully fit it down onto the pin(s) indicated. Figure A-1 shows an example of a jumper.

Figure A-1. Example Jumper  

A jumper is referred to as open or unjumpered when the plug is pushed down over only one pin or if there is no plug at all. When the plug is pushed down over two pins, the jumper is referred to as jumpered. The jumper setting is often shown in text as two numbers, such as 1-2. The number 1 is printed on the circuit board so that you can identify each pin number based on the location of pin 1.

Figure A-2 shows the location and default settings of the jumper blocks on the system board. See Table A-1 for the designations, default settings, and functions of the system's jumpers.

System Board Jumpers

Figure A-2 shows the location of the configuration jumpers on the system board. Table A-1 lists the jumpers.

Figure A-2. System Board Jumpers  

CAUTION: Make sure the system is turned off before you change a jumper setting. Otherwise, damage to the system or unpredictable results may occur.

System Board Connectors

See Figure 6-1 and Table 6-1 for the location and description of system board connectors.

SCSI Backplane Board Connectors

Figure A-3 shows the location of the connectors on the top of the SCSI backplane board.

Figure A-3. Connectors on the SCSI Backplane Board  

Disabling a Forgotten Password

The system's software security features include a system password and a setup password, which are discussed in detail in "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide. A password jumper on the system board enables these password features or disables them and clears any password(s) currently in use.

To disable a forgotten system password or setup password, perform the following steps.

1.  Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

2.  Refer to Figure A-2 for the location of the password jumper (labeled "PASSWD") on the system board.

3.  Remove the jumper plug from the PASSWD jumper.

4.  Replace the system cover, and then reconnect the system to an electrical outlet and turn it on.

The existing passwords are not disabled (erased) until the system boots with the PASSWD jumper plug removed. However, before you assign a new system and/or setup password, you must install the jumper plug.

5.  Repeat step 1.

Table A-1. System-Board Jumper Settings 

Jumper Setting Description

PASSWD

(default) The password feature is enabled. The password feature is disabled.

NVRAM_CLR

(default) The configuration settings are retained at system boot. The configuration settings are cleared at next system boot. (If the configuration settings become corrupted to the point where the system will not boot, install the jumper plug and boot the system. Remove the jumper before restoring the configuration information.)

RSVD

Reserved (do not change).

jumpered   unjumpered

NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see "Abbreviations and Acronyms."

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the Safety Instructions in your System Information document.

NOTE: If you assign a new system and/or setup password with the jumper plug still removed, the system disables the new password(s) the next time it boots.

6.  Install the jumper plug on the PASSWD jumper.

7.  Replace the system cover, and then reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets and turn them on.

8.  Assign a new system and/or setup password.

To assign a new passwords using the System Setup program, see "Assigning a System Password" in the User's Guide.

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Abbreviations and Acronyms Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide 

The following list defines or identifies technical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms used in your user documents.

A

ampere(s)

AC

alternating current

ACPI

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

ADC

analog-to-digital converter

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

APIC

Advanced Peripheral Interrupt Controller

ASIC

application-specific integrated circuit

BIOS

basic input/output system

bpi

bits per inch

bps

bits per second

BTU

British thermal unit

C

Celsius

CD

compact disc

CD

compact disc

CGA

color graphics adapter

cm

centimeter(s)

cpi

characters per inch

cpl

characters per line

CPU

central processing unit

DAC

digital-to-analog converter

DAT

digital audio tape

dB

decibel(s)

dBA

adjusted decibel(s)

DC

direct current

DIMM

dual in-line memory module

DIN

Deutsche Industrie Norm

DIP

dual in-line package

DMA

direct memory access

DOC

Department of Communications (in Canada)

dpi

dots per inch

DRAC

Dell remote access card

DRAM

dynamic random-access memory

DS/DD

double-sided double-density

DS/HD

double-sided high-density

DSA

Dell SCSI Array

ECC

error checking and correction

EDO

extended-data out

EGA

enhanced graphics adapter

EIDE

enhanced integrated drive electronics

EMI

electromagnetic interference

EMM

expanded memory manager

EMS

Expanded Memory Specification

EPP

Enhanced Parallel Port

EPROM

erasable programmable read-only memory

ESD

electrostatic discharge

ESDI

enhanced small-device interface

ESM

embedded server management

F

Fahrenheit

FAT

file allocation table

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

ft

feet

g

gram(s)

G

gravities

GB

gigabyte(s)

GUI

graphical user interface

h

Hz

hertz

I/O

input/output

ID

identification

IDE

integrated drive electronics

IRQ

interrupt request

K

kilo- (1024)

KB

kilobyte(s)

KB/sec

kilobyte(s) per second

Kb

kilobit(s)

Kbps

kilobit(s) per second

kg

kilogram(s)

kHz

kilohertz

LAN

local area network

lb

pound(s)

LCD

liquid crystal display

LED

light-emitting diode

LIF

low insertion force

LN

load number

lpi

lines per inch

LVD

low voltage differential

m

meter(s)

mA

milliampere(s)

mAh

milliampere-hour(s)

MB

megabyte(s)

Mb

megabit(s)

Mbps

megabit(s) per second

MBR

master boot record

MDA

monochrome display adapter

MGA

monochrome graphics adapter

MHz

megahertz

mm

millimeter(s)

ms

millisecond(s)

MTBF

mean time between failures

mV

millivolt(s)

NIC

network interface controller

NiCad

nickel cadmium

NiMH

nickel-metal hydride

NMI

nonmaskable interrupt

ns

nanosecond(s)

NTFS

NT File System

NVRAM

nonvolatile random-access memory

OTP

one-time programmable

PAL

programmable array logic

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect

PCMCIA

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

PDB

power distribution board

PGA

pin grid array

POST

power-on self-test

ppm

pages per minute

PQFP

plastic quad flat pack

PS/2

Personal System/2

PXE

preboot execution environment

RAID

redundant arrays of independent disks

RAM

random-access memory

RCU

Resource Configuration Utility

REN

ringer equivalence number

RFI

radio frequency interference

RGB

red/green/blue

ROM

read-only memory

rpm

revolutions per minute

RTC

real-time clock

SCSI

small computer system interface

sec

second(s)

SEC

single-edge contact

SDRAM

synchronous dynamic random-access memory

SIMM

single in-line memory module

SMB

server management bus

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol

SRAM

static random-access memory

SVGA

super video graphics array

TFT

thin film transistor

tpi

tracks per inch

UMB

upper memory block

UPS

uninterruptible power supply

V

volt(s)

VAC

volt(s) alternating current

VDC

volt(s) direct current

VGA

video graphics array

VLSI

very-large-scale integration

VRAM

video random-access memory

VRM

voltage regulator module

W

watt(s)

WH

watt-hour(s)

X

XMM

extended memory manager

XMS

eXtended Memory Specification

Z

ZIF

zero insertion force

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Introduction Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide 

  Other Documents You May Need

  Obtaining Technical Assistance

Your system is a rack-dense, highly avaiable, feature-rich server that offers significant service and upgrade features. This system includes the following service features to make troubleshooting and repair easy and effective:

l Embedded server management hardware, which monitors temperatures and voltages throughout the system and notifies you if the system overheats, if a system cooling fan malfunctions, or if a power supply fails

l A comprehensive system diagnostics program, which checks for hardware problems (if the system can boot)

The following system upgrade options are offered:

l An additional microprocessor

l A second, hot-pluggable power supply

l Additional memory

l An optional RAID on motherboard (ROMB) card

l A variety of PCI expansion-card options

l A remote management solution for systems management

Other Documents You May Need

Besides this Installation and Troubleshooting Guide, the following documentation is included with your system:

l The Setting Up Your System document provides general instructions for setting up your system.

l The User's Guide describes system features and technical specifications, video and SCSI device drivers, the System Setup program, and software support utilities.

l The Rack Installation Guide describes how to unpack, set up, and install your system in a rack.

l The System Information document provides important safety and regulatory information. Warranty information might be included within this document or as a separate document.

l The system management software documentation describes the features, requirements, installation, and basic operation of the server management software. Refer to the software's online help for information about the alert messages issued by the software.

l Operating system documentation may be included if you ordered an operating system with the system. This documentation describes how to install (if necessary), configure, and use the operating system software.

l Documentation is included with any options you purchased separately from the system. This documentation includes information that you need to configure and install these options in your system.

You may also have the following documents.

l Technical information filessometimes called "readme" filesmay be installed on the hard drive to provide last-minute updates about technical changes to the system or advanced technical reference material intended for experienced users or technicians.

Obtaining Technical Assistance

If at any time you do not understand a procedure described in this guide or if your system does not perform as expected, a number of tools are provided to help you. For more information on these help tools, see "Getting Help."

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NOTE: Documentation updates are sometimes included with the system to describe changes to the system or software. Always read these updates before consulting any other documentation because the updates often contain information that supersedes the information in the other documents.

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Indicators, Messages, and Codes Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide 

  Indicators on the System Bezel

  Front-Panel Indicators and Features

  Back-Panel Features

  SCSI Hard-Drive Indicator Codes

  Power Supply Features

  System Messages

  System Beep Codes

  Warning Messages

  Diagnostics Messages

  Alert Messages

Applications, operating systems, and the system itself are capable of identifying problems and alerting you to them. When a problem occurs, a message may appear on the monitor screen or a beep code may sound.

Several different types of messages can indicate when the system is not functioning properly:

l Indicators on the front bezel

l Front-panel indicators

l SCSI hard drive indicators

l Power supply indicators

l System messages

l System beep codes

l Warning messages

l Diagnostics messages

l Alert messages

The system indicators and the front and back panel features are illustrated in the following figures. This section also describes each type of message and lists the possible causes and actions you can take to resolve any problems indicated by a message. To determine what type of message you have received, read the following sections.

Indicators on the System Bezel

The system bezel incorporates a system status indicator divided into blue and amber system status indicators (see Figure 2-1). The blue indicator lights when the system is operating correctly. The amber caution indicator lights when the system needs attention due to a problem with power, a cooling fan, internal temperature, or a hard drive.

Table 2-1 lists the system's indicator patterns. Different patterns are displayed as events occur in the system.

Figure 2-1. System Status Indicators  

Table 2-1. System Status Indicator Patterns

Blue Indicator

Amber Caution Indicator

Description

Front-Panel Indicators and Features

Figure 2-2 shows the controls, indicators, and connectors located behind the bezel on the system's front panel:

Figure 2-2. Front-Panel Features  

Table 2-2 describes the indicators on the front panel.

l The power button controls the AC power input to the system's power supplies. The power button lights green when the system power is on.

Off Off There is no power available to the system, or power is available to the system, but the system is not powered on.

Off Blinking The system has detected an error.

On Off Power is on, and the system is operational.

Blinking Off The indicator has been activated to identify the system in a rack.

Table 2-2. Front-Panel Indicators

LED Indicator Icon Description

blue and amber system status indicator

The blue system status indicator lights up during normal system operation. The server management software can also cause the blue system status indicator to flash to identify a particular system.

The amber system status indicator flashes when the system needs attention due to a problem with power supplies, fans, system temperature, or hard drives.

NOTE: If the system is connected to AC power, the amber system status indicator will flash regardless of whether the system has been powered on.

NIC1 and NIC2 link and activity indicators

The link and activity indicators for the two integrated NICs light when the NICs are in use.

hard-drive indicator  

The green hard-drive activity indicator flashes when the hard drives are in use (see Figure 2-4 for more information on hard-drive indicators).

Power button  

The power button lights when the system power is on.

NOTE: If you turn off the system using the power button and the system is running an ACPI-compliant operating system (such as Microsoft  Windows 2000), the system performs a graceful shutdown before the power is turned off. If the system is not running an ACPI-compliant operating system, the power is turned off immediately after the power button is pressed.

l The two identification buttons on the front and back panels can be used to locate a particular system within a rack. When one of these buttons is pushed, the blue identification indicator on the front and back blinks until one of the buttons is pushed again.

The front panel also incorporates a USB connector, a video connector, and a PS/2 connector to connect a mouse and keyboard using a Y-cable (see Figure 2- 2).

Back-Panel Features

Figure 2-3 shows the back-panel features of the system.

Figure 2-3. Back-Panel Features  

SCSI Hard-Drive Indicator Codes

If your system has SCSI hard drives installed and if the integrated RAID controller is activated, two indicators on each of the hard-drive carriers provide information on the status of the hard drives (see Figure 2-4 and Table 2-3). The SCSI backplane firmware controls the drive power-on/fault indicator.

Figure 2-4. SCSI Hard-Drive Indicators  

Table 2-3 lists the drive indicator patterns. Different patterns are displayed as drive events occur in the system. For example, in the event of a hard-drive failure, the "drive failed" pattern appears. After the drive is selected for removal, the "drive being prepared for removal" pattern appears, followed by the "drive ready for insertion or removal" pattern. After the replacement drive is installed, the "drive being prepared for operation" pattern appears, followed by the "drive online" pattern.

NOTE: If the optional ROMB card is installed, you will see only the "drive online" indicator pattern. You will also see the drive-activity indicator blink when the drive is being accessed.

Table 2-3. SCSI Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns 

Condition Indicator Pattern

Identify drive The green power-on/fault indicator blinks 4 times per second.

Power Supply Features

Each hot-pluggable power supply has three indicators, visible when the system doors are open, that indicate whether power is present or whether a power fault has occurred. See "Opening the System Doors" in "Checking Inside the System" for information on accessing the inside of the system.

Figure 2-5. Power Supply Features  

System Messages

System messages alert you to a possible operating system problem or to a conflict between the software and hardware. Table 2-5 lists the system error messages that can occur and the probable cause for each message.

Drive being prepared for removal The green power-on/fault indicator blinks 2 times per second.

Drive ready for insertion or removal Both drive indicators are off.

Drive being prepared for operation The green power-on/fault indicator is on.

Drive predicted failure The power-on/fault indicator slowly blinks green, amber, and off.

Drive failed The amber power-on/fault indicator blinks 4 times per second.

Drive rebuilding The green power-on/fault indicator blinks slowly.

Drive online The green power-on/fault indicator is on.

Table 2-4. Power-Supply Indicator Patterns 

Indicator Indicator Code

AC line status Green indicates that a valid AC source is connected to the system.

Power supply fault Red indicates a problem with the power supply

Power supply status Green indicates that the power supply is operational.

NOTE: If you receive a system message that is not listed in Table 2-5, check the documentation for the application that is running when the message appears or the operating system's documentation for an explanation of the message and recommended action.

Table 2-5. System Messages 

Message Causes Corrective Actions

Address mark not found Faulty diskette/CD drive subsystem or hard-drive subsystem (defective system board).

Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Amount of available memory limited to 256 MB! OS Install Mode is enabled in the System Setup program.

Disable the OS Install Mode in the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup program" in the User's Guide.

Auxiliary device failure Mouse or keyboard cable connector loose or improperly connected; defective mouse or keyboard.

Check the mouse and keyboard cable connections. See "External Connections" in "Troubleshooting Your System." If the problem persists, replace the mouse. If the problem persists, replace the keyboard. See "Getting Help".

BIOS Update Attempt Failed! Remote BIOS update attempt failed. Retry the BIOS update. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Caution! NVRAM_CLR jumper is installed on Incorrect configuration settings in System Check the System Setup configuration settings. See "Using

system board - please run SETUP program Setup program, NVRAM_CLR jumper is installed, or faulty system battery.

the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide. Remove the NVRAM_CLR jumper. See Figure A-2 for jumper location. Replace the battery. See "Replacing the System Battery" in "Installing System Board Options."

CPUs with different cache sizes detected Two different types of microprocessors are installed.

Install a correct version of the microprocessor so that both microprocessors have the same level 2 cache size. See "Adding or Replacing a Microprocessor" in "Installing System Board Options."

Decreasing available memory One or more memory modules improperly seated or faulty.

Remove and reseat the memory modules. See "Removing Memory Modules" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the memory modules. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Diskette drive 0 seek failure Faulty or improperly inserted diskette, incorrect configuration settings in System Setup program, loose diskette interface cable.

Replace the diskette. Run the System Setup program to correct the diskette drive type. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide. Check that the diskette drive interface cable is connected correctly. See "Installing Drives."

Diskette read failure Faulty diskette, or faulty or improperly connected diskette drive.

Check that the diskette drive interface cable is connected correctly. See "Installing Drives."

Diskette subsystem reset failed Faulty diskette/CD drive controller (defective system board).

Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

ECC memory error Improperly seated or faulty memory modules.

Remove and reseat the memory modules. See "Removing Memory Modules" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the memory modules. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Embedded server management error

Embedded server management is not present

Embedded server management memory may be temporarily corrupted.

To clear the embedded server management memory, shut down the system, disconnect the power cord(s), wait approximately 30 seconds, and then reconnect the power cord(s) and restart the system. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Error: Dell Remote Access Card initialization

failure

Defective server management card or system board.

Replace the expansion card. See "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Gate A20 failure Faulty keyboard controller (defective system board).

Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Hard disk controller failure

Hard disk read failure

Incorrect configuration settings in System Setup program, improperly connected hard drive, faulty hard-drive controller subsystem (defective system board), or loose power cable.

Check the hard-drive configuration settings in the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide. Reinstall the hard drive. See "Installing Drives." Check the interface cable and power cable connections to the backplane board. See "Installing Drives."

Invalid configuration information - please run

SETUP program

Incorrect configuration settings in System Setup program, NVRAM_CLR jumper is installed, or faulty system battery.

Check the System Setup configuration settings. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide. Remove the NVRAM_CLR jumper. See Figure A-2 for jumper location. Replace the battery. See "Replacing the System Battery" in "Installing System Board Options."

Invalid memory configuration detected.

Potential for data corruption exists!

Memory modules are not installed in matched pairs.

Install memory modules in matched pairs. See "Installing Memory" in "Installing System Board Options."

Invalid NVRAM configuration, resource re-

allocated

System configuration data has been ignored.

Check the System Setup configuration settings. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide.

I/O parity interrupt at address Expansion card(s) is improperly installed or faulty.

Reinstall the expansion card(s). See "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the expansion card(s).

Keyboard controller failure Defective keyboard/mouse controller (defective system board).

Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Keyboard data line failure

Keyboard stuck key failure

Keyboard clock line failure

Keyboard failure

Keyboard cable connector is loose or improperly connected; defective keyboard; defective keyboard/mouse controller (defective system board).

Check the keyboard cable connection. Replace the keyboard. If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Memory address line failure at address, read

value expecting value

Memory high data line failure at start address

to end address

Memory high address line failure at start

address to end address

Memory double word logic failure at start

address to end address

Memory odd/even logic failure at start address

to end address

Memory write/read failure at address, read

value expecting value

Faulty or improperly seated memory modules or defective system board.

Remove and reseat the memory modules. See "Installing Memory Modules" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the memory modules. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Memory parity failure at start address to end

address

Improperly seated or faulty memory modules.

Remove and reseat the memory modules. See "Installing Memory Modules" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the memory modules. If the

Memory parity error at address problem persists, see "Getting Help."

No boot device available Faulty diskette, diskette/CD drive subsystem, hard drive, or hard-drive subsystem; no boot disk in drive A.

Replace the diskette or the hard drive. See "Installing Drives." If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

No boot sector on hard-disk No operating system on hard drive. Check the hard-drive configuration settings in the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide.

No timer tick interrupt Defective system board. Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

No PXE-capable device available pressed during POST and no PXE devices are detected.

Check the cables connected to the NICs. Check the configuration settings in the System Setup program for the NICs. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide.

Not a boot diskette No operating system on diskette. Use a bootable diskette.

Plug & Play Configuration Error Embedded xxx Error encountered in initializing PCI device, or defective system board.

Install NVRAM_CLR jumper and reboot the system. If problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Plug & Play Configuration Error PCI_n Error encountered in initializing PCI adapter.

Install NVRAM_CLR jumper and reboot the system. If the problem persists, replace the specified expansion-card. See "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Primary backplane error Improperly attached or missing backplane.

Check that the SCSI backplane board is fully seated. See "Troubleshooting SCSI Hard Drives" in "Troubleshooting Your System."

Primary IDE device 0 not found

Primary IDE device 1 not found

Improperly connected or missing IDE device.

Check that the device's interface cable is securely connected to the SCSI backplane board or system board. Replace the device. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Processor 1 internal error

Processor 2 internal error

Defective microprocessor or system board (reported by the NMI handler).

Replace the specified microprocessor. See "Installing Microprocessors" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Processor bus error

PCI bus error

IMB bus error

Defective system board (reported by the NMI handler).

Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Processor in socket 1 not installed! No microprocessor installed in primary microprocessor socket.

Install a microprocessor in the primary microprocessor socket. See "Installing Microprocessors" in "Installing System Board Options."

Secondary IDE device 0 not found

Secondary IDE device 1 not found

Improperly connected or missing IDE device.

Check that the device's interface cable is securely connected to the system board. Replace the device. See "Installing an IDE Hard Drive" in "Installing Drives." If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Shutdown failure Defective system board. Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

System backplane error Improperly attached or missing SCSI backplane.

Check that the SCSI backplane board is fully seated. See "Troubleshooting SCSI Hard Drives" in "Troubleshooting Your System."

System halted! Must power down. Wrong password entered too many times.

Reboot the system and enter the correct password. Have a trained service technician clear the system password. See"Disabling a Forgotten Password" in "Jumpers and Connectors."

System parity error Defective expansion card(s) or improperly seated or faulty memory modules (reported by the NMI handler).

Replace expansion cards one at a time until error is corrected. See "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options."

Remove and reseat the memory modules. See "Installing Memory Modules" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the memory modules. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

Time-of-day clock stopped Defective battery or faulty chip (defective system board).

Replace the system battery. See "Replacing the System Battery" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Time-of-day not set - please run SETUP program Incorrect Time or Date settings or defective system battery.

Check the Time and Date settings. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide. If the problem persists, replace the system battery. See "Replacing the System Battery" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Timer chip counter 2 failed Defective system board. Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

Unsupported CPU combination Microprocessor combination is not supported by system.

Install a supported microprocessor combination. See "Installing Microprocessors" in "Installing System Board Options."

Unsupported CPU stepping detected. Microprocessor is not supported by system.

Install a correct version of the microprocessor in the specified microprocessor socket. See "Installing Microprocessors" in "Installing System Board Options."

Utility partition not available key was pressed during POST, but no utility partition exists on the boot hard drive.

Create a utility partition on the boot hard drive. See "Using the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant CD" in your User's Guide.

Warning: Detected mode change from RAID to SCSI Type of controller has changed since Back up information on the hard drives before changing

System Beep Codes

When an error that cannot be reported on the monitor occurs during a boot routine, the system may emit a series of beeps that identify the problem.

When a beep code is emitted, record it on a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist in "Getting Help," and then look it up in Table 2-6. If you are unable to resolve the problem by looking up the meaning of the beep code, use the system diagnostics to identify a more serious cause. If you are still unable to resolve the problem, see "Getting Help."

of the embedded RAID subsystem.

Warning: Detected missing RAID hardware for the

embedded RAID subsystem. Data loss will occur!

Press Y to switch mode to SCSI, press any other

key to disable both channels. Press Y to

confirm the change; press any other key to

cancel.

previous system boot. the type of controller used with the drives.

Warning! Firmware is out-of-date, please update Out-of-date firmware. Update the system firmware. See "Using the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant CD" in your User's Guide for information on updating the system firmware.

Warning! No microcode update loaded for

processor X

BIOS not up to date. Upgrade the BIOS, but do not turn the system off before the upgrade. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide.

Write fault

Write fault on selected drive

Faulty diskette or hard drive. Replace the diskette or hard drive. See "Installing Drives."

NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see "Abbreviations and Acronyms."

NOTE: If the system boots without a keyboard, mouse, or monitor attached, the system will not issue beep codes related to these peripherals.

Table 2-6. System Beep Codes 

Code Cause Corrective Action

1-1-2 CPU register test failure Replace microprocessor 1. See "Installing Microprocessors" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace microprocessor 2.

1-1-3 CMOS write/read failure Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

1-1-4 BIOS checksum failure This fatal error usually requires replacement of the BIOS firmware. See "Getting Help."

1-2-1 Programmable interval-timer failure

Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

1-2-2 1-2-3

DMA initialization failure DMA page register write/read failure

Remove and reseat the memory modules. See "Installing Memory Modules" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the memory modules. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

1-3-1 Main-memory refresh verification failure

1-3-2 No memory installed

1-3-3 Chip or data line failure in the first 64 KB of main memory

1-3-4 Odd/even logic failure in the first 64 KB of main memory

1-4-1 Address line failure in the first 64 KB of main memory

1-4-2 Parity failure in the first 64 KB of  main memory

2-1-1 through 2-4-4

Bit failure in the first 64 KB of main  memory

3-1-1   Slave DMA-register failure Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

3-1-2 Master DMA-register failure

3-1-3 Master interrupt-mask register failure

3-1-4 Slave interrupt-mask register failure

3-2-4 Keyboard-controller test failure Check the keyboard cable and connector for proper connection. If the problem persists, replace the keyboard. If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

3-3-1 CMOS failure Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

3-3-2 System configuration check failure

3-3-3 Keyboard controller not detected

3-3-4  Screen initialization failure

3-4-2 Screen-retrace test failure

3-4-3 Search for video ROM failure

Warning Messages

A warning message alerts you to a possible problem and asks you to take corrective action before the system continues a task. For example, before you format a diskette, a message may warn you that you may lose all data on the diskette, as a way to protect against inadvertently erasing or writing over the data. These warning messages usually interrupt the procedure and require you to respond by typing y (yes) or n (no).

Diagnostics Messages

When you run a test group or subtest in the system diagnostics, an error message may result. These particular error messages are not covered in this section. Record the message on a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist (see "Getting Help"), and then follow the instructions in that section for obtaining technical assistance.

Alert Messages

The optional system management software generates alert messages for your system. For example, the server agent software generates messages that appear in the SNMP trap log file. Alert messages consist of information, status, warning, and failure messages for drive, temperature, fan, and power conditions. More information about alert messages is provided in the system management software documentation found on the documentation CD that shipped with your system.

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4-2-1 No timer tick

4-2-2 Shutdown failure

4-2-3 Gate A20 failure

4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode

Ensure that all expansion cards are properly seated, and then reboot the system.

4-3-1 Improperly seated or faulty memory modules

Remove and reseat the memory modules. See "Installing Memory Modules" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the memory modules. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

4-3-3 Defective system board Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

4-3-4 Time-of-day clock stopped Replace the battery. See "Replacing the System Battery" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

4-4-1 Super I/O chip failure (defective system board)

Replace the system board. See "Getting Help."

4-4-4 Cache test failure (defective microprocessor)

Remove and reseat the specified microprocessor. See "Installing Microprocessors" in "Installing System Board Options." If the problem persists, replace the microprocessor. If the problem persists, see "Getting Help."

NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see "Abbreviations and Acronyms."

NOTE: Warning messages are generated by either the application program or the operating system. See "Finding Software Solutions" and the documentation that accompanied the operating system or application program for more information on warning messages.

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Finding Software Solutions Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide 

  Installing and Configuring Software

  Using Software

Because most systems have several application programs installed in addition to the operating system, isolating a software problem can be confusing. Software errors can also appear to be hardware malfunctions at first.

Software problems can result from the following circumstances:

l Improper installation or configuration of a program

l Input errors

l Device drivers that may conflict with certain application programs

l Interrupt conflicts between devices

You can confirm that a system problem is caused by software by running system diagnostics. If all tests in the test group are completed successfully, the problem is most likely caused by software.

This section provides some general guidelines for analyzing software problems. For detailed troubleshooting information on a particular program, see the documentation that accompanied the software or consult the support service for the software.

Installing and Configuring Software

Use virus-scanning software to check newly acquired programs and files for viruses before installing the programs on the system's hard drive. Viruses can quickly use all available system memory, damage or destroy data stored on the hard drive, and permanently affect the performance of the programs they infect. Several commercial virus-scanning programs are available for purchase.

Before installing a program, read its documentation to learn how the program works, what hardware it requires, and what its defaults are. A program usually includes installation instructions in its accompanying documentation and a software installation routine.

The software installation routine assists users in transferring the appropriate program files to the system's hard drive. Installation instructions may provide details about how to configure the operating system to successfully run the program. Always read the installation instructions before running a program's installation routine.

When you run the installation routine, be prepared to respond to prompts for information about how the system's operating system is configured, what type of system you have, and what peripherals are connected to the system.

Using Software

The following subsections discuss errors that can occur as a result of software operation or configuration.

Error Messages

Error messages can be produced by an application program, the operating system, or the system. "Indicators, Messages, and Codes" discusses the error messages that are generated by the system. If you receive an error message that is not listed in "Indicators, Messages, and Codes," check the operating system or application program documentation.

Input Errors

If a specific key or set of keys is pressed at the wrong time, a program may give you unexpected results. See the documentation that came with the application program to make sure that the values or characters you are entering are valid.

Make sure that the operating environment is set up to accommodate the programs you use. Keep in mind that whenever you change the parameters of the system's operating environment, you may affect the successful operation of the programs. Sometimes, after modifying the operating environment, you may need to reinstall a program that no longer runs properly.

Program Conflicts

Some programs may leave portions of their setup information behind, even though you have exited from them. As a result, other programs cannot run. Rebooting the system can confirm whether these programs are the cause of the problem.

Device drivers, which are programs that use specialized subroutines, can cause problems with the system. For example, a variation in the way the data is sent to the monitor may require a special screen driver program that expects a certain kind of video mode or monitor. In such cases, you may have to develop an alternate method of running that particular programby creating a start-up file made especially for that program, for example. Contact the support service for the software you are using to help you with this problem.

Avoiding Interrupt Assignment Conflicts

Problems can arise if two devices attempt to use the same IRQ line. To avoid this type of conflict, check the documentation for the IRQ line's default for each installed expansion card. Then consult Table 3-1 to configure the card for one of the available IRQ lines.

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Table 3-1. IRQ Line Assignment Defaults

IRQ Line Used By/Available

IRQ0 Used by the system timer

IRQ1 Used by the keyboard controller

IRQ2 Used by the second interrupt controller to enable IRQ8 through IRQ15

IRQ3 Available

IRQ4 Used by serial port 1 (COM1 and COM3)

IRQ5 Used by embedded server management hardware

IRQ6 Used by the diskette drive controller

IRQ7 Available

IRQ8 Used by the real-time clock

IRQ9 Reserved for ACPI if Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system is running

IRQ10 Available

IRQ11 Available

IRQ12 Used by the PS/2 mouse port unless the mouse is disabled in the System Setup program

IRQ13 Used by the math coprocessor

IRQ14 Used by IDE CD drive controller

IRQ15 Available unless used by IDE hard drive controller

NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see "Abbreviations and Acronyms."

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Running the System Diagnostics Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide 

  Features of the System Diagnostics

  When to Use the System Diagnostics

  Starting the System Diagnostics

  How to Use the System Diagnostics

  How to Use the Device Groups Menu

  Device Groups Menu Options

  Error Messages

Unlike many diagnostic programs, the system diagnostics helps you check the system's hardware without any additional equipment and without destroying any data. By using the diagnostics, you can have confidence in the system's operation. If you find a problem that you cannot solve by yourself, the diagnostic tests can provide you with important information you will need when talking to a technical assistance representative.

Features of the System Diagnostics

The system diagnostics provides a series of menus and options from which you choose particular device groups or devices. You can also control the sequence in which the tests are run. The diagnostic menus also have these helpful features:

l Options that let you run tests individually or collectively

l An option that allows you to choose the number of times a test is repeated

l The ability to display or print test results or to save them in a file

l Options to temporarily suspend testing if an error is detected or to terminate testing when an adjustable error limit is reached

l Help messages that briefly describe each test and its parameters

l Status messages that inform you whether device group or device tests are completed successfully

l Error messages that appear if any problems are detected

When to Use the System Diagnostics

Whenever a major component or device in the system does not function properly, you may have a component failure. As long as the microprocessor and the input and output components of the system (the monitor, keyboard, and diskette drive) are working, you can use the system diagnostics. If you know what component(s) you need to test, simply select the appropriate diagnostic device group(s) or subtest(s). If you are unsure about the scope of the problem, read the rest of the information in this section.

Starting the System Diagnostics

You can run the system diagnostics from either the utility partition on your hard drive or from a set of diskettes that you create from the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant CD.

To run the diagnostics from the utility partition, perform the following steps:

1.  Start the utility partition by pressing during POST.

2.  From the utility partition's main menu, select the Run System Diagnostics option.

See "Utility Partition" in "Using the Dell OpenManage Server CD" in the User's Guide for additional information about the utility partition.

To run the system diagnostics from the diskettes, perform the following steps:

1.  Create a set of diagnostics diskettes using the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant CD.

See "Using the Dell OpenManage Server CD" in the User's Guide for information on creating diskettes.

2.  Boot the system from the first diagnostics diskette.

If the system fails to boot, see "Getting Help."

When you start the diagnostics a message is displayed telling you that the diagnostics is loading. The Diagnostics menu appears. The menu allows you to run all or specific diagnostic tests or to exit the system diagnostics.

For a quick check of the system, select Test All Devices and then select Quick Tests. This option runs only the device tests that do not require user

NOTICE: Use the system diagnostics to test only Dell systems. If you use this program with other systems, incorrect system responses or error  messages may result.

NOTE: Before you read the rest of this section, you may want to start the system diagnostics so that you can see it on your monitor screen.

interaction and that do not take a long time to run. You should choose this option first to increase the chance of tracing the source of the problem quickly. To test a particular device, select Test One Device. For a complete check of the system, select Test All Devices and then select Extended Tests.

To check a particular area of the system, choose Advanced Testing. When you select Advanced Testing, the main screen of the diagnostics appears. This screen includes a listing of the various device groups in the system and the system's service tag.

To view data on test results, select Information and Results. Select Program Options to view the Program Options screen, which lets you set various test parameters.

By selecting the Device Configuration option, you can see an overview of the devices in the system.

Selecting Exit to MS-DOS exits the diagnostics and returns you to the operating system environment (or the utility partition's main menu if you are running the diagnostics from the utility partition).

To select an option from the Diagnostics menu, highlight the option and press , or press the key that corresponds to the highlighted letter in the option you choose.

How to Use the System Diagnostics

When you select Advanced Testing from the Diagnostics menu, the main screen of the diagnostics appears.

Information on the main screen of the diagnostics is presented in the following areas:

l Two lines at the top of the main screen identify the diagnostics, the version number, and the system service tag.

l On the left side of the screen, the Device Groups area lists the diagnostic device groups in the order they will run if you select All under the Run Tests submenu. Press the up- or down-arrow key to highlight a device group.

l On the right side of the screen, the Devices for Highlighted Group area lists the specific devices within a particular test group.

l Two lines at the bottom of the screen make up the menu area. The first line lists the menu options you can select; press the left- or right-arrow key to highlight an option. The second line gives information about the highlighted option.

How to Use the Device Groups Menu

The Device Groups menu at the bottom of the screen provides options that enable you to select and run specific diagnostic tests from the diagnostics main screen. Press the left- and right-arrow keys to select the options on the menu. As you move from one menu option to another, a brief explanation of the highlighted option appears on the bottom line of the screen.

If you want more information about a device group or device, highlight the Help option and press . After you read the information, press to return to the previous screen.

Device Groups Menu Options

Five options are listed at the bottom of the diagnostics main screen: Run Tests, Devices, Select, Config, and Help.

There are two ways to select a menu option:

l Look on the screen to see which letter in the option is capitalized, and type that letter (for example, type r to select the Run option).

l Move the highlight to the option you want to select by pressing the left- or right-arrow key, and then press .

Whenever one of the options is selected, additional choices become available.

The following subsections explain the menu options as listed from left to right in the Device Groups menu.

Run Tests

Run Tests displays seven options: One, All, Select, Options, Results, Errors, and Help. If you select One, all the devices within the highlighted device group are run. If you select All, all of the tests in all of the device group tests are run. (The device group tests are run in the same order that they are listed.) If you choose Select, only the selected device groups or the devices that you selected within the device groups are run. Before you test any device groups or devices, consider setting global parameters within Options. Global parameters offer you greater control over how the device group tests or device tests are run and how results are reported. Help displays a series of help options, including Menu, Keys, Device Group, Device, Test, and Versions.

Devices

Most of the device groups consist of several devices. Use the Devices option to select individual devices within the device group(s).

When you select Devices, the following options are displayed: Run Tests, Tests, Select, Parameters, and Help. Table 4-1 lists all of the possible values for each option.

Table 4-1. Devices Options 

Option Functions

Run Tests Displays seven options: One, All, Select, Options, Results, Errors, and Help

Select

The Select option in the Device Groups menu allows you to choose one or more devices from a particular device group. Three options are displayed: One, All, and Help.

Config

Choosing Config from the Device Groups menu displays information about the particular device that is highlighted.

Error Messages

When you run a test in the diagnostics, error messages may result. Record the messages on a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist; see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance and informing the technical assistance representative of these messages.

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Tests Allows you to select individual devices to tailor the testing process to your particular needs. You can choose one or more devices from the list. When you choose Tests, four options are displayed: Run Tests, Select, Parameters, and Help.

Select Allows you to choose one or more devices from a particular device group. Three options are displayed: One, All, and Help.

Parameters Determines how a particular test will be run.

Help Displays a list of help topics.

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Troubleshooting Your System  Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide 

  Safety FirstFor You and Your System

  External Connections

  Checking Basic System Problems

  Start-Up Routine

  Checking the Equipment

  Responding to a System Management Alert Message

  Inside the System

  Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel

  Opening the System Doors

  Troubleshooting a Wet System

  Troubleshooting a Damaged System

  Troubleshooting the System Battery

  Troubleshooting Redundant Power Supplies

  Troubleshooting a Cooling Fan

  Troubleshooting Expansion Cards

  Troubleshooting System Memory

  Troubleshooting the System Board

  Troubleshooting the Diskette Drive

  Troubleshooting a CD Drive

  Troubleshooting an External SCSI Tape Drive

  Troubleshooting SCSI Hard Drives

  Troubleshooting IDE Hard Drives

  Troubleshooting the Optional ROMB Card

  Troubleshooting a RAID Controller Expansion Card

If your system is not working as expected, begin troubleshooting using the procedures in this section. This section guides you through some initial checks and procedures that can solve basic system problems and provides troubleshooting procedures for components inside the system. Before you start any of the procedures in this section, take the following steps:

l Read the "Safety Instructions" in your System Information document.

l Read "Running the System Diagnostics" for information about running diagnostics.

l Get the key to the system keylock (if your system has the optional front bezel).

You may also need to refer to the system User's Guide and other system documentation.

Safety FirstFor You and Your System

The procedures in this guide require that you work inside the system. While working inside the system, do not attempt to service the system except as explained in this guide and elsewhere in your system documentation. Always follow the instructions closely. Make sure to review all of the procedures in "Safety Instructions" in your System Information document.

Working inside the system is safeif you observe the following precautions.

External Connections

Improperly set switches, controls, and loose or improperly connected cables are the most likely source of problems for the system, monitor, or other peripherals (such as a keyboard, mouse, or other external equipment). A quick check of all the switches, controls, and cable connections can easily solve these problems. See Figure 2-3 for the back-panel features and connectors.

Checking Basic System Problems

1.  If the system is not receiving power, check that a power cable is attached to power connector PS1 on the system back panel (see Figure 2-3).

If your system has two power supplies, also check that a second power cable is attached to power connector PS2.

2.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect all power cables from their electrical outlets.

3.  If the system is connected to a PDU, turn the PDU off and then on again.

CAUTION: The power supplies in this system may produce high voltages and energy hazards, which can cause bodily harm. Only trained service technicians are authorized to open the system and access any of the components inside the system.

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document before performing any procedure which requires you to open the system.

4.  Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet or PDU.

If the system is still not receiving power, plug the system into another electrical outlet on the PDU. If it still is not receiving power, try another PDU.

5.  Is the monitor working properly?

See "Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem."

6.  Is the keyboard working properly?

See "Troubleshooting the Keyboard."

7.  Is the mouse working properly?

See "Troubleshooting the Basic I/O Functions."

Start-Up Routine

Looking at and listening to the system is important in determining the source of a problem. Look and listen during the system's start-up routine for the indication described in Table 5-1.

Checking the Equipment

This section provides troubleshooting procedures for equipment that connects directly to the I/O (back) panel of the system, such as the monitor, keyboard, or mouse. Before you perform any of the procedures, see "External Connections."

Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem

Problem

l Monitor

l Monitor interface cable

l Video memory

l Video logic

Action

1.  Check the system and power connections to the monitor.

2.  Run the video tests in the system diagnostics.

If the tests run successfully, the problem is not related to video hardware. See "Finding Software Solutions."

If the tests did not run successfully, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting the Keyboard

Problem

l System error message indicates a keyboard problem

Action

Table 5-1. Start-Up Routine Indications 

Look/listen for: Action

An error message  See "Indicators, Messages, and Codes."

Alert messages from the server management software See the documentation provided with the server management software.

The monitor's power indicator See "Troubleshooting the Video Subsystem."

The keyboard indicators See "Troubleshooting the Keyboard."

The diskette-drive access indicator See "Troubleshooting the Diskette Drive."

The hard-drive activity indicators See "Troubleshooting SCSI Hard Drives."

A series of beeps See "Indicators, Messages, and Codes." 

An unfamiliar constant scraping or grinding sound when you access a drive See "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

NOTE: If you connect a monitor to the video connector on the system's front panel, you can connect a PS/2 keyboard and mouse only to the PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors on the system front panel. (You can connect a USB keyboard and mouse to any USB port, regardless of where a monitor is connected.)

1.  Look at the keyboard and the keyboard cable for any signs of damage.

2.  Press and release each key on the keyboard.

If the keyboard and its cable appear to be free of physical damage, and the keys work, go to step 4.

If the keyboard or its cable are damaged, continue to step 3.

3.  Swap the faulty keyboard with a working keyboard.

If the problem is resolved, the keyboard must be replaced. See "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

4.  Run the keyboard test in the system diagnostics.

If you can use the keyboard to select the keyboard test, go to step 6.

If you cannot use the keyboard to select the keyboard test, continue to step 5.

5.  Swap the faulty keyboard with a working keyboard.

6.  Did the keyboard test run successfully?

If the problem is resolved, the faulty keyboard must be replaced.

If the problem is not resolved, the keyboard controller on the system board is faulty. See "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting the Basic I/O Functions

Problem

l System error message indicates an I/O port problem

l Device connected to the port does not function properly

Action

1.  Enter the System Setup program (see "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide for instructions) and check the port setting.

If the communications port is disabled, go to step 3.

If the communications port is enabled, continue to step 2.

2.  Change the port setting to Auto, and then reboot the system.

3.  Check the port setting in the System Setup program. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide for instructions.

If the settings are correct, go to step 5.

4.  Change the necessary setting in the System Setup program. If the port problem is confined to a particular application program, see the application program's documentation for specific port configuration requirements.

5.  Reboot the system from the diagnostics diskette, and run the port test in the system diagnostics.

If the test did not run successfully, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

If the test runs successfully but the problem persists, see "Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device" or " Troubleshooting a USB Device," depending on the malfunctioning device.

Troubleshooting a Serial I/O Device

Problem

l Device connected to the serial port not working

Action

1.  Turn off the system and any peripheral devices connected to the serial port.

2.  Swap the interface cable with a known working cable.

If the problem is resolved, the interface cable must be replaced. See "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

3.  Turn off power to the system and the serial device, and swap the device with a comparable device.

4.  Turn on the system and the serial device.

If the problem is resolved, the serial device must be replaced.

If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting a USB Device

Problem

l System error message indicates problem

l Device connected to the port not working

Action

1.  Enter the System Setup program and check that the USB ports are enabled. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide for instructions.

2.  If possible, swap the interface cable with a known working cable.

If the problem is resolved, the interface cable must be replaced.

3.  Disconnect all USB devices, and connect the malfunctioning device to the other port.

If the problem is resolved, the USB port may be defective. See "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

If the problem is not resolved and there is only one USB device connected to the system, go to step 5.

4.  Swap the USB device with a comparable device.

If the problem is resolved, the suspect USB device must be replaced. See "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting the Integrated NICs

Problem

l Integrated NICs cannot communicate with the network

Action

1.  Check the two indicators on the left and right corners of the NIC connectors on the system's back panel (see Figure 5-1).

The green link indicator on the left side of the connector shows that the adapter is connected to a valid link partner. The amber activity indicator is on if network data is being sent or received.

l If the link indicator is not on, check all cable connections.

l Try changing the auto-negotiation setting, if possible.

l Try another port on the switch or hub.

Figure 5-1. NIC Indicators

2.  If the activity indicator does not light, the network driver files might be damaged or deleted.

Check the drivers and remove and reinstall the drivers if applicable.

You must reboot your system for the reinstalled drivers to become active.

3.  Make sure the appropriate drivers are installed and the protocols are bound.

4.  Enter the System Setup program and confirm that the NICs are enabled. See "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide for instructions.

Responding to a System Management Alert Message

The optional system management applications monitor critical system voltages and temperatures, the system cooling fans, and the status of the hard drives in the system. Alert messages appear in the alert log window. For information about the alert log window and options, see your system management software documentation.

Inside the System

In Figure 5-2, the system doors are open and the bezel is removed to provide an interior view of the system.

Figure 5-2. Inside the System  

The system board can accommodate one or two microprocessors. A riser board accommodates one or two PCI expansion cards. Up to four memory modules may be installed on the system board.

The hard-drive bays provide space for up to three 1-inch SCSI hard drives or two IDE hard drives. SCSI hard drives are connected to a SCSI host adapter on the system board through the SCSI backplane board. IDE hard drives are connected directly to the system board.

The peripheral bays provide space for an optional 3.5-inch diskette drive and a CD drive.

The power distribution board (PDB) provides hot-plug logic and power distribution for the system. Two hot-pluggable, redundant power supplies provide power to the system board and internal peripherals.

During an installation or troubleshooting procedure, you may be required to change a jumper. For information on the system board jumpers, see "Jumpers and Connectors."

Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel

The front bezel has system status indicators. A lock on the bezel restricts access to the power button, diskette drive, CD drive, hard drive(s), and the interior of the system.

l To remove the bezel, use the system key to unlock the keylock on the bezel, press the tab at each end of the bezel, and then pull the bezel away from the system (see Figure 5-3).

l To replace the front bezel, fit the tabs on the bezel into the corresponding slots in the front panel and lock the keylock.

Figure 5-3. Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel  

Opening the System Doors

Two doors on the top of the system provide access to the system board and other internal components.

To open the system doors, perform the following steps:

1.  Observe the precautions in "Safety FirstFor You and Your System," found earlier in this section. Also observe the safety instructions in the System Information document.

2.  Slide the system out of the rack.

3.  If the front bezel is installed, remove the front bezel (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel").

4.  If the optional security screw is installed on the system cover (see Figure 5-4), remove it now.

Figure 5-4. Opening the System Doors  

5.  Press the latch on the system front panel and lift the left door.

6.  Lift the right door.

When closing the doors, be sure to close the right door first and then the left door.

Troubleshooting a Wet System

Problem

l Liquid spills

l Splashes

l Excessive humidity

Action

1.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

2.  Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

3.  Remove all expansion cards installed in the system (see "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options").

4.  Let the system dry thoroughly for at least 24 hours.

5.  Close the system doors, reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system.

If the system does not start up properly, see "Getting Help," for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

6.  If the system starts up normally, shut down the system and reinstall all expansion cards you removed in step 3 (see "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options").

7.  Run the system board tests in the system diagnostics to confirm that the system is working properly.

If the tests did not complete successfully, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting a Damaged System

Problem

l System dropped or damaged

Action

1.  Check the following connections:

l Expansion-card connections to the system board

l Drive-carrier connections to the SCSI backplane board

2.  Make sure that all cables are properly connected and that all components are properly seated in their connectors and sockets.

3.  Run the system board tests in the system diagnostics.

If the tests did not complete successfully, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting the System Battery

Problem

l Error message shows problem with the battery

l System Setup program loses system configuration information

l System date and time do not stay current

Action

1.  Re-enter the time and date through the System Setup program.

2.  Turn off and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet for a few hours.

3.  Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn the system on again.

4.  Enter the System Setup program.

If the date and time are not correct in the System Setup program, replace the battery (see "Replacing the System Battery").

If the problem is not resolved by replacing the battery, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting Redundant Power Supplies

Problem

l Front-panel amber fault indicator or bezel amber caution indicator is on

l Power supply red fault indicator is on

Action

1.  Open the left system door (see "Opening the System Doors").

2.  Identify the failed supply using the red fault indicator on the top of the supply (see Figure 2-5 in "Indicators, Messages, and Codes").

3.  While grasping the power supply handle, slide the power supply away from the PDB 0.75 inch (2 cm), and then lift the power supply out of the chassis (see Figure 5-5).

Figure 5-5. Removing a Power Supply

NOTE: Some software may cause the system time to speed up or slow down. If the system seems to operate normally except for the time kept in the System Setup program, the problem may be caused by software rather than by a defective battery.

NOTE: If the system is turned off for long periods of time (for weeks or months), the NVRAM may lose its system configuration information. This situation is not caused by a defective battery.

CAUTION: The power supplies are hot-pluggable. Remove and replace only one power supply at a time.

CAUTION: The connectors on the PDB contain high voltages. Do not remove the metal cover from the PDB or touch the connectors on the PDB or power supply.

CAUTION: Disconnect the AC cord for the failed power supply before removing the power supply. (To identify the correct power connector, see Figure 2-3 in "Indicators, Messages, and Codes.")

4.  To install the replacement power supply, align the stud on the side of the power supply (see Figure 5-5) with the corresponding notch in the chassis, and then lower the power supply into the chassis.

5.  Slide the power supply toward the PDB until the power supply connector is fully seated in the PDB connector.

Troubleshooting a Cooling Fan

Problem

l Front-panel amber fault indicator or bezel amber caution indicator is on

l The server management application program issues a fan-related error message

Action

1.  Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

2.  Locate the faulty fan.

The amber fault indicator adjacent to the fan power connector blinks if the fan is faulty.

3.  Check the cooling fan power cable connection on the system board or control panel board (see Figure 5-6).

Figure 5-6. Cooling Fan  

4.  If the problem is not resolved, install a replacement cooling fan.

a.  Disconnect the fan power cable from the system board or control panel board.

b.  Lift the defective fan straight up out of the power-supply bay or fan bracket (see Figure 5-6).

c.  Insert the new fan into the power-supply bay or fan bracket.

When replacing the fan bracket, ensure that the finger guard on the fan faces the back of the system and that the label on the fan faces upward (see Figure 5-6).

d.  Connect the fan power cable to the system board or control panel board.

5.  If the replacement fan does not operate, the control panel, control panel cable, or system board is faulty (see "Getting Help" for information on obtaining technical assistance).

Troubleshooting Expansion Cards

Problem

l Error message indicates an expansion-card problem

l Expansion card seems to perform incorrectly or not at all

CAUTION: The cooling fans are hot-pluggable. To maintain proper cooling while the system is on, replace only one fan at a time.

NOTE: After installing a new fan, allow up to 30 seconds for the system to recognize the fan and determine whether it is working properly.

Action

1.  Shut down the system and open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

2.  Verify that each expansion card is firmly seated in its connector.

3.  Verify that the expansion-card riser board is seated in its connector on the system board.

4.  Verify that any appropriate cables are firmly connected to their corresponding connectors on the expansion cards.

5.  Close the system doors and turn on the system.

6.  Run the Quick Tests in the system diagnostics.

If the problem still exists, go to step 7.

7.  Shut down the system and open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

8.  Remove all expansion cards installed in the system.

9.  Run the Quick Tests in the system diagnostics.

If the tests do not complete successfully, see "Getting Help" for information on obtaining technical assistance.

10.  Shut down the system and reinstall one of the expansion cards you removed in step 8.

11.  Close the system doors and start up the system.

12.  Run the Quick Tests in the system diagnostics.

13.  Repeat steps 9 through 12 until all expansion cards are installed.

If you have reinstalled all of the expansion cards and the Quick Tests are still failing, see "Getting Help" for information on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting System Memory

Problem

l Faulty memory module

l Faulty system board

Action

1.  Turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.

If there are no error messages, go to step 14.

2.  Enter the System Setup program to check the indicated system memory (see "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide for instructions).

3.  If the amount of memory matches the installed system memory, go to step 14.

4.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

5.  Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

6.  Reseat the memory modules in their sockets.

7.  Close the system doors, reconnect the system to power, and turn on the system.

8.  Enter the System Setup program and check the system memory again.

9.  If the amount of memory installed does not match the system memory setting, reboot the system and observe the monitor screen and the Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock indicators on the keyboard.

If the monitor screen remains blank and the Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock indicators on the keyboard remain on, continue to step 10.

If the monitor screen does not remain blank and the Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock indicators on the keyboard remain on, continue to step 14.

10.  Turn off the system and open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

11.  Swap the memory module pair in bank 1 (DIMM_A and DIMM_B) with another known good pair of the same capacity.

12.  Close the system doors and reconnect the system to power.

13.  Reboot the system, and observe the monitor screen and the indicators on the keyboard.

If the problem still exists, repeat steps 10 through 13 if additional memory is installed.

If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

14.  Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics.

If the test does not complete successfully, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

Troubleshooting the System Board

Problem

l Error message indicates system board problem

Action

1.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

2.  Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

3.  Remove all expansion cards.

4.  Close the system doors.

5.  Run the Quick Tests in the system diagnostics.

If the tests do not run successfully, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

6.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

7.  Reinstall one of the expansion cards that you removed in step 3.

8.  Connect the system to its electrical outlet and turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.

9.  Run the Quick Tests again.

If the tests do not complete successfully, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

10.  Repeat steps 6 through 9 if you removed an additional expansion card in step 3. 

If you have reinstalled all of the expansion cards and the problem still persists, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting the Diskette Drive

Problem

l Error message indicates a diskette drive problem

Action

1.  Enter the system setup program and verify that the system is configured correctly (see "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide).

2.  Run the diskette drive tests from the diagnostics diskette to see whether the diskette drive now works correctly.

3.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

4.  Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

5.  Verify that the diskette drive interface cable is securely connected between the back of the diskette drive and the SCSI backplane board or system board.

6.  Close the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

7.  Connect the system to its electrical outlet and turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.

8.  Run the diskette drive tests in the system diagnostics to determine whether the diskette drive works correctly.

9.  If the drive still does not work, remove all expansion cards (see "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options").

10.  Run the diskette drive tests from the system diagnostics diskette to determine whether the diskette drive now works correctly.

If the test ran successfully, an expansion card may be conflicting with the diskette drive logic, or you may have a faulty expansion card. Continue to step 11.

If the test failed, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

11.  Reinstall one of the expansion cards you removed in step 9 (see "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options").

12.  Restart the system and run the diskette drives test in the system diagnostics to determine whether the diskette drive subsystem now works correctly.

13.  Repeat steps 11 and 12 until all expansion cards have been reinstalled or until one of the expansion cards prevents the system from booting from the diagnostics diskette.

If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting a CD Drive

Problem

l System cannot read data from a CD

l CD drive indicator fails to flash during boot

Action

1.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

2.  Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

3.  Verify that the CD drive interface cable is securely connected between the back of the CD drive and the SCSI backplane board or system board.

4.  Connect the system to its electrical outlet and turn on the system, including any attached peripherals.

5.  Enter the System Setup program to check that the IDE device is enabled (see "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide).

6.  Run the IDE devices test in the system diagnostics to determine whether the CD drive now works correctly.

If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting an External SCSI Tape Drive

Problem

l Defective tape drive

l Defective tape cartridge

l Software or device driver

l Defective SCSI host adapter

Action

1.  Remove the tape that was in use when the problem occurred and replace it with a tape that you know is not defective.

2.  Verify that any required SCSI device drivers are installed on the hard drive and are configured correctly.

For instructions on installing and configuring device drivers for the system's integrated SCSI host adapter, see "Using the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant CD" in the User's Guide.

For a SCSI host adapter card, see the documentation that accompanied the card.

3.  Reinstall the tape-backup software as instructed in the tape-backup software documentation.

4.  Check the external cable connections to the drive.

a.  Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

b.  Check the SCSI cable connection to the host adapter card and the SCSI tape drive and the DC power cable connection to the tape drive.

c.  Verify that the tape drive is configured for a unique SCSI ID number and that the tape drive is terminated or not terminated as appropriate.

See the documentation for the tape drive for instructions on selecting the SCSI ID and enabling or disabling termination.

d.  Reconfigure the tape drive's SCSI ID and termination settings as appropriate and reinstall the tape drive.

e.  Replace the SCSI cable that connects the tape drive to the SCSI host adapter.

f.  Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system.

5.  If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting SCSI Hard Drives

Problem

l The drive itself

l SCSI backplane board

Systems with a ROMB card issue the following signals by using the drive indicator lights:

l If a drive shows signs of imminent failure, the power-on/fault indicator slowly blinks green, amber, and off.

l If a drive has failed, the amber power-on/fault indicator blinks four times per second.

Action

1.  Reboot the system and press

to enter the SCSI configuration utility program.

CAUTION: This troubleshooting procedure can destroy data stored on the hard drive. Before you proceed, back up all the files on the hard drive.

2. Check that the primary SCSI channel is enabled, and reboot the system.

3. Verify that the device drivers are installed and configured correctly (see the operating system's documentation).

4. Remove the hard drive and install it in the another drive bay.

5. If the problem is resolved, reinstall the hard drive in the original bay.

If the hard drive functions properly in the original bay, the drive carrier could have intermittent problems. Replace the drive carrier (see "Connecting External SCSI Hard Drives").

If the drive carrier still does not function properly in the original bay, the SCSI backplane board has a defective connector (see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance).

6. Partition and logically format the hard drive. If possible, restore the files to the drive.

To partition and logically format the drive, see the operating system documentation.

If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting IDE Hard Drives

Problem

l The drive itself

l IDE controller on the system board

l The IDE drive data and power cables

Action

1. Reboot the system and press to enter the System Setup program.

2. Check the system configuration settings for the installed hard drive(s).

3. If necessary, correct the settings, and then reboot the system.

4. Check the cable connections inside the system:

a. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

b. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

c. Check the power cable and data cable connections to the IDE drive and the system board.

d. Reconnect the system to the electrical outlet and turn on the system.

5. If the problem is not resolved, partition and logically format the hard drive. If possible, restore the files to the drive.

To partition and logically format the drive, see the operating system documentation.

If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting the Optional ROMB Card

Problem

l Error message indicates a ROMB card problem

Action

1. Enter the System Setup program and check the setting for the ROMB card (see "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide).

If the controller is enabled, go to step 4.

2. Change the RAID controller setting to RAID Enabled, and then reboot the system.

3. See the documentation provided with the RAID controller software and check the software settings.

4. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

5. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors").

NOTE: If your system has an RAID controller card installed, reboot the system and press ,
, or , depending on the utility. See the documentation supplied with the controller for information on the configuration utility.

CAUTION: This troubleshooting procedure can destroy data stored on the hard drive. Before you proceed, back up all the files on the hard drive.

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its power source. For more information, see "Safety FirstFor You and Your System."

6. Reseat the ROMB card in its socket (see "Installing a ROMB Card" in "Installing System Board Options").

See Figure 6-1 for the location of the ROMB card.

7. Check that the back-up battery power cable is attached to the connector on the ROMB card.

8. Close the system doors, reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and reboot the system.

If the problem is not resolved, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Troubleshooting a RAID Controller Expansion Card

Your system may contain an optional RAID controller expansion card. If you encounter problems with the controller, see the card's documentation for information on troubleshooting.

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Installing System Board Options Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide

Installing Expansion Cards

Installing Memory

Installing Microprocessors

Installing a ROMB Card

Replacing the System Battery

This section describes how to install expansion cards, memory modules, a microprocessor, or a ROMB card. This section also includes instructions for replacing the system battery. Use Figure 6-1 to locate the system board features. Table 6-1 describes the system board connectors and sockets.

Figure 6-1. System Board Connectors and Sockets

Table 6-1. System Board Connectors and Sockets

Connector or Socket Description

BACKPLANE SCSI backplane board connector

BANKn_DIMM_x Memory module sockets

BATTERY System battery connector

CDROM CD drive connector

EMBEDDED_REMOTE_ ASSISTANT

Connector for optional server management card (when available)

ERA_NIC server management port connector (when available)

ETHERNET_USBn USB (top) and NIC connectors

FANn Cooling fan power connectors

FLOPPY Diskette drive connector

FRONT PANEL System control panel connector

IDE IDE drive connector

IDE_POWER IDE drive power connector

KYBD_MOUSE Mouse (top) and keyboard connectors

POWER Power connector

PROCESSOR n Microprocessor sockets

RAID Socket for optional ROMB card

REAR_ID cable management arm system status connector

RISER PCI riser board connector

SCSI_B External SCSI connector

NOTE: For the full name of an abbreviation or acronym used in this table, see "Abbreviations and Acronyms."

Installing Expansion Cards

Expansion cards are installed on the system's riser board (see Figure 6-2). The riser board plugs into the RISER connector on the system board (see Figure 6- 1) and is considered an extension of the system board.

Your system is available with two different riser board configurations (see Figure 6-2):

l Two 64-bit, 66-MHz expansion slots

l One 64-bit, 66-MHz expansion slot (PCI2) and one 32-bit, 33-MHz expansion slot (PCI1) for 5-V cards

You can install only half-length PCI cards in the lower expansion slot (PCI2). You can install a full-length expansion card in the upper expansion slot (PCI1) unless you have installed an optional server management card. In this case, neither slot will accommodate full-length cards.

Figure 6-2. Riser-Board Expansion-Card Connectors

Installing an Expansion Card

To install an expansion card, perform the following steps.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

2. Prepare the expansion card for installation, and open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Checking Inside the System").

See the documentation that came with the expansion card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing the card for your system.

3. Remove the expansion-card latch by loosening the captive thumbscrew and removing the latch (see Figure 6-3).

Figure 6-3. Installing an Expansion Card

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its power source. For more information, see "Safety FirstFor You and Your System" in "Troubleshooting Your System."

4. Remove the filler bracket from the expansion slot.

5. Install the new expansion card:

a. Lower the card into the system.

If the card is a full-length card, you may need to guide the front edge of the card into the full-length card support bracket (see Figure 6-3).

b. Insert the card-edge connector firmly into the expansion-card connector on the riser board until the card is fully seated.

6. When the card is seated in the connector, replace and secure the expansion-card latch.

7. Connect any cables that should be attached to the card.

See the documentation supplied with the card for information about its cable connections.

8. Close the system doors, reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

Removing an Expansion Card

To remove an expansion card, perform the following steps.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

2. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Checking Inside the System").

3. Disconnect any cables connected to the card.

4. Remove the expansion-card latch by loosening the captive thumbscrew and removing the latch (see Figure 6-2).

5. Grasp the expansion card by its edges, and remove it from the expansion-card connector.

6. If you are removing the card permanently, install a metal filler bracket over the empty card-slot opening.

7. Replace and secure the expansion-card latch.

8. Close the system doors, reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

Installing Memory

The four memory module sockets on the system board (see Figure 6-1) can accommodate from 256 MB to 4 GB of registered synchronous dynamic random- access memory (SDRAM).

Memory Upgrade Kits

The system is upgradable to 4 GB by installing combinations of 128-, 256-, 512-MB, or 1-GB registered memory modules. You can purchase memory upgrade kits as needed.

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its power source. For more information, see "Safety FirstFor You and Your System" in "Troubleshooting Your System."

NOTE: Installing a filler bracket over an empty expansion slot is necessary to maintain Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification of the system. The brackets also keep dust and dirt out of the system and aid in proper cooling and airflow inside the system.

NOTE: The memory modules must be PC-133 compliant.

Memory Module Installation Guidelines

Starting with the socket farthest from the system power supply bay, the memory module sockets are labeled BANK1_DIMM_A, BANK1_DIMM_B, BANK2_DIMM_A, and BANK2_DIMM_B (see Figure 6-4). When you install memory modules, follow these guidelines:

l You must install memory modules in matched pairs.

l Install a pair of memory modules in bank 1 before installing a second pair in bank 2.

Figure 6-4. Memory Module Sockets

Table 6-2 illustrates several sample memory configurations based on these guidelines.

Performing a Memory Upgrade

To perform a memory upgrade to the system board, perform the following steps.

1. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Checking Inside the System").

2. Locate the memory module sockets in which you will install or replace memory modules.

Figure 6-1 shows the general location of the memory module sockets on the system board. Figure 6-4 shows the order of the memory module sockets.

3. Install or replace the memory modules as necessary to reach the desired memory total (see "Installing Memory Modules" or "Removing Memory Modules").

4. Close the system doors, reconnect the system to the electrical outlet, and turn on the system.

After the system completes the POST routine, it runs a memory test. The system detects that the new memory does not match the system configuration information and displays an error message.

5. Press to enter the System Setup program, and check the System Memory setting on the System Setup screens.

The system should have already changed the value in the System Memory setting to reflect the newly installed memory.

6. If the System Memory value is incorrect, one or more of the memory modules may not be installed properly. Repeat steps 1 through 5, checking to make sure that the memory modules are firmly seated in their sockets.

7. Run the system memory test in the system diagnostics.

Installing Memory Modules

Table 6-2. Sample Memory Module Configurations

BANK1 BANK2

Total Desired Memory DIMM_A DIMM_B DIMM_A DIMM_B

256 MB 128 MB 128 MB none none

512 MB 256 MB 256 MB none none

1 GB 256 MB 256 MB 256 MB 256 MB

4 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its power source. For more information, see "Safety FirstFor You and Your System" in "Troubleshooting Your System."

To install a memory module, perform the following steps:

1. Press down and outward on the ejectors on the memory module socket, as shown in Figure 6-5, to allow the memory module to be inserted into the socket.

Figure 6-5. Installing a Memory Module

2. Align the memory module's edge connector with the slot in the center of the memory module socket, and insert the memory module into the socket (see Figure 6-5).

The memory module socket has two alignment keys that allow the memory module to be installed in the socket in only one way.

3. Press down on the memory module with your thumbs while pulling up on the ejectors with your index fingers to lock the memory module into the socket (see Figure 6-5).

When the memory module is properly seated in the socket, the ejectors on the memory module socket should align with the ejectors on the other sockets with memory modules installed.

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 of this procedure to install the remaining memory modules.

5. Perform steps 4 through 7 of "Performing a Memory Upgrade."

Removing Memory Modules

To remove a memory module, press down and outward on the ejectors on each end of the socket until the memory module pops out of the socket (see Figure 6-6).

Figure 6-6. Removing a Memory Module

Installing Microprocessors

To take advantage of future options in speed and functionality, you can add a second microprocessor or replace either the primary or secondary microprocessor.

Each microprocessor and its associated level 2 (L2) cache memory are contained in a FC-PGA2 package that is installed in a ZIF socket on the system board. The following subsection describes how to install or replace the microprocessor in either the primary or secondary microprocessor connector.

Adding or Replacing a Microprocessor

In addition to the ZIF socket for the primary microprocessor on the system board, there is a second ZIF socket to accommodate a secondary microprocessor. The secondary microprocessor must have the same operating frequency and cache size as the primary microprocessor.

The following items are included in the microprocessor upgrade kit:

l A microprocessor chip

l A heat sink

l A retention clip

NOTICE: The second microprocessor must be of the same type and speed as the first microprocessor.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from its electrical outlet.

1. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Troubleshooting Your the System").

2. To remove the retention clip that secures the heat sink to the microprocessor socket, press down firmly on the tab on the retention clip, and then remove the clip from the heat sink (see Figure 6-7).

Figure 6-7. Retention Clip

3. Remove the heat sink.

4. Remove the microprocessor chip from the socket by pulling the socket release lever straight up until the chip is released (see Figure 6-8) and then lift the chip out of the socket.

Leave the release lever up so that the socket is ready for the new microprocessor.

Figure 6-8. Removing the Microprocessor

5. Unpack the new microprocessor.

If any of the pins on the microprocessor appear bent, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

6. Identify the pin-1 corner of the microprocessor by turning the chip over and locating the tiny gold triangle that extends from one corner of the large central rectangular area. The gold triangle points toward pin 1, which is also uniquely identified by a triangular pad.

7. Align the pin-1 corner of the microprocessor chip (see Figure 6-9) with the pin-1 corner of the microprocessor socket.

Figure 6-9. Pin-1 Identification

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its electrical outlet. For more information, see "Safety First For You and Your System" in "Checking Inside the System."

NOTICE: Never remove the heat sink from a microprocessor unless you intend to remove the microprocessor. The heat sink is necessary to maintain proper thermal conditions.

CAUTION: The microprocessor chip and heat sink can become extremely hot. Be sure that the microprocessor has had sufficient time to cool before handling.

NOTICE: Be careful not to bend any of the pins when removing the microprocessor chip. Bending the pins can permanently damage the microprocessor chip.

NOTICE: Be careful not to bend any of the pins when unpacking the microprocessor chip. Bending the pins can permanently damage the microprocessor chip.

NOTICE: Identifying the pin-1 corners is critical to positioning the chip correctly.

8. Install the microprocessor chip in the socket (see Figure 6-10).

a. If the release lever on the microprocessor socket is not all the way up, move it to that position now.

b. With the pin-1 corners of the chip and socket aligned, set the chip lightly in the socket and make sure that all pins are matched with the correct holes in the socket.

Because the system uses a ZIF microprocessor socket, there is no need to use force (which could bend the pins if the chip is misaligned). When the chip is positioned correctly, it should drop down into the socket with minimal pressure.

c. When the chip is fully seated in the socket, rotate the socket release lever back down until it snaps into place, securing the chip.

Figure 6-10. Installing the Microprocessor Chip

9. Place the new heat sink on top of the microprocessor chip (see Figure 6-11).

10. Replace the retention clip:

a. Orient the clip so that the release tab is facing the back of the system.

b. Hook the unfolded end of the clip over the tab on the edge of the socket facing the front of the system.

c. Press down on the release tab on the free end of the clip to snap the clip over the tab on the socket (see Figure 6-11).

Figure 6-11. Installing the Heat Sink

NOTICE: Positioning the microprocessor incorrectly can permanently damage the chip and the system when you turn on the system.

NOTICE: When placing the microprocessor chip in the socket, be sure that all of the pins on the chip go into the corresponding holes of the socket. Be careful not to bend the pins.

11. Close the system doors.

12. Reconnect your system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

As the system boots, it detects the presence of the new microprocessor and automatically changes the system configuration information in the System Setup program.

13. Press to enter the System Setup program, and check that the microprocessor categories match the new system configuration (see the system's User's Guide for instructions).

14. Run the system diagnostics to verify that the new microprocessor is operating correctly.

See "Running the System Diagnostics" for information on running the diagnostics and troubleshooting any problems that may occur.

Installing a ROMB Card

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

2. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

3. Locate the ROMB card connector on the system board (see Figure 6-1).

4. Align the edges of the ROMB card with the three plastic standoffs on the system board (see Figure 6-12) and install the card.

When the card is fully seated, the three plastic standoffs will snap over the edge of the card.

Figure 6-12. Installing the ROMB Card

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its power source. For more information, see "Safety FirstFor You and Your System" in "Troubleshooting Your System."

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

NOTICE: To avoid possible data loss, back up all data on the hard drives before changing the mode of operation of the integrated SCSI controller from SCSI to RAID.

NOTE: The ROMB card supports only SCSI drives connected to the SCSI backplane. The ROMB card does not support external SCSI drives or internal IDE drives.

5. Secure the ROMB card with the thumbscrew (see Figure 6-12).

6. Check that the ROMB back-up battery (see Figure 6-12) is connected to the ROMB card.

7. If necessary, connect the ROMB battery cable.

8. Close the system covers.

9. Reconnect the system and peripherals to their power sources, and turn them on.

10. Enter the System Setup program and verify that the setting for the SCSI controller has changed to reflect the presence of the RAID hardware (see "Using the System Setup Program" in your User's Guide).

11. Install the RAID software (see the ROMB card software documentation for more information).

Replacing the System Battery

The system battery is a 3.0-V, coin-cell battery that maintains system configuration, date, and time information in a special section of memory when you turn off the system. The operating life of the battery ranges from 2 to 5 years, depending on how you use the system (for example, if you keep the system on most of the time, the battery gets little use and thus lasts longer). You may need to replace the battery if an incorrect time or date is displayed during the boot routine.

You can operate the system without a battery; however, the system configuration information maintained by the battery in NVRAM is erased each time you remove power from the system. Therefore, you must reenter the system configuration information and reset the options each time the system boots until you replace the battery.

To replace the battery, perform the following steps.

1. Enter the System Setup program and, if possible, make a printed copy of the System Setup screens (see "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide).

2. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

3. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

4. Remove the system battery (see Figure 6-1 for its location).

You can pry the system battery out of its socket with your fingers or with a blunt, nonconductive object such as a plastic screwdriver.

5. Install the new system battery with the side labeled "+" facing up (see Figure 6-13).

Figure 6-13. Installing the System Battery

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its power source. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

CAUTION: There is a danger of a new battery exploding if it is incorrectly installed. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.

6. Close the system doors.

7. Reconnect the system and any attached peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

8. Enter the System Setup program to confirm that the battery is operating properly (see "Using the System Setup Program" in the User's Guide).

9. Enter the correct time and date in the System Setup program's Time and Date settings.

10. Re-enter any system configuration information that is no longer displayed on the System Setup screens, and then exit the System Setup program.

11. To test the newly installed battery, power down and disconnect the system from its electrical source for at least an hour.

12. After an hour, connect the system to its electrical source and turn on the power.

13. Enter the System Setup program and if the time and date are still incorrect, see "Getting Help" for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

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Installing Drives Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide

Installing SCSI Hard Drives

Installing an IDE Hard Drive

Installing a CD Drive

Installing a Diskette Drive

Connecting External SCSI Hard Drives

Connecting an External SCSI Tape Drive

Configuring the Boot Device

Your system features an internal hard-drive bay that contains up to three SCSI hard drives or two IDE hard drives. Your system also features two peripheral bays that can be used for an optional CD drive and a 3.5-inch diskette drive. This section contains instructions for replacing these devices as well as upgrading the system by installing a host adapter card.

Installing SCSI Hard Drives

This subsection describes how to install and configure SCSI hard drives in the system's internal hard-drive bays and how to upgrade the system by installing a host adapter expansion card.

The internal hard-drive bays provide space for up to three 1-inch SCSI hard drives. These drives connect to the system board via a SCSI backplane board.

Before You Begin

SCSI hard drives are supplied in special drive carriers that fit in the hard-drive bays.

You may need to use different programs than those provided with the operating system to partition and format SCSI hard drives.

When you format a high-capacity SCSI hard drive, allow enough time for the formatting to be completed. Long format times for these drives are normal. A 9-GB hard drive, for example, can take up to 2.5 hours to format.

Installing a SCSI Hard Drive

1. If the system does not have a ROMB card installed, shut down the system.

2. Remove the front bezel, if attached (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

3. Open the hard-drive handle (see Figure 7-1).

Figure 7-1. Installing a SCSI Hard Drive

4. Insert the hard drive into the drive bay (see Figure 7-1).

NOTICE: Before attempting to remove or install a drive while the system is running, see the documentation for the host adapter to ensure that the host adapter is configured correctly to support hot-pluggable drive removal and insertion.

NOTE: It is recommended that you use only drives that have been tested and approved for use with the SCSI backplane board.

NOTICE: Do not turn off or reboot your system while the drive is being formatted. Doing so can cause a drive failure.

NOTICE: Hot-plug drive installation is not supported for systems without the optional ROMB card.

5. Close the hard-drive handle to lock the drive in place.

6. Replace the front bezel, if it was removed in step 2.

7. Install any required SCSI device drivers (see "Installing and Configuring SCSI Drivers" in the User's Guide for information).

8. If the hard drive is a new drive, run the SCSI Controllers test in the system diagnostics.

Removing a SCSI Hard Drive

1. If the system does not have a installed, shut down the system.

2. For systems with a ROMB card, power down the hard-drive bay and wait until the SCSI hard-drive indicators on the drive carrier signal that the drive can be removed safely.

If the drive has been online, the green power on/fault indicator will flash as the drive is powered down. When both drive indicators are off, the drive is ready for removal.

3. Remove the front bezel, if attached (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

4. Open the hard-drive handle to release the drive.

5. Slide the hard drive out until it is free of the drive bay.

6. Replace the front bezel, if it was removed in step 3.

Installing an IDE Hard Drive

This subsection describes how to install an IDE hard drive in the internal hard-drive bays of a system configured for IDE hard drives.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

2. Remove the front bezel, if attached (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

3. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

4. Loosen the thumbscrew securing the drive-retention bracket to the chassis (see Figure 7-2).

Figure 7-2. Installing an IDE Hard Drive

5. Rotate the right end of the drive-retention bracket away from the system's front panel (see Figure 7-2).

6. If a filler plate is installed in the drive bay, remove it.

7. Insert the IDE hard drive into the drive bay (see Figure 7-2).

8. Connect the IDE data cable to the drive and to the IDE connector on the system board (see Figure 6-1 for the location).

9. Connect the IDE power Y-cable to the drive and to the IDE_POWER connector on the system board (see Figure 6-1 for the location).

10. Reinstall the IDE drive retention bracket and secure it with the thumbscrew.

11. Close the system doors.

NOTICE: Hot-plug drive installation is not supported for systems without the optional ROMB card.

NOTICE: IDE hard drive installation is not supported in systems with a SCSI backplane board.

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

12. Replace the front bezel, it it was removed in step 2.

Installing a CD Drive

The optional CD drive is contained in a carrier that slides into the peripheral bay.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

2. Remove the front bezel, if attached (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

3. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

4. If a filler plate is installed in the drive bay, remove it now.

5. If the drive carrier and the drive were supplied separately, install the drive in the carrier:

a. Match the edge of the carrier with the retention tab (see Figure 7-3) with the back edge of the drive.

b. Fit the right edge of the drive into the carrier, and then lower the left edge of the drive into the carrier until the drive snaps into place.

6. Slide the drive into the peripheral bay (see Figure 7-3) until it is fully inserted.

Be careful not to damage the CD drive data cable when inserting the drive.

Figure 7-3. Installing a CD Drive

7. Replace the front bezel, if it was removed in step 2.

8. Connect the CD drive data cable to the connector labeled "CD-ROM" on the SCSI backplane (or on the system board, if your system has IDE hard drives installed).

9. Close the system doors.

10. Replace the front bezel, if it was removed in step 2 (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

11. Reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets.

Installing a Diskette Drive

The optional diskette drive is contained in a carrier that slides into the peripheral bay. Perform the following steps to install a diskette drive.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

2. Remove the front bezel, if attached (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

3. Open the system doors (see "Opening the System Doors" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

4. If a filler plate is installed in the drive bay, remove it now.

5. If the carrier and the drive were supplied separately, install the drive in the carrier:

a. Match the edge of the carrier with the retention tab (see Figure 7-4) with the back edge of the drive.

b. Fit the left edge of the drive into the carrier, then lower the right edge of the drive into the carrier until the drive snaps into place.

6. Slide the drive into the peripheral bay (see Figure 7-4) until it is fully.

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

Ensure that you do not damage the ribbon cable at the back of the drive.

Figure 7-4. Installing a Diskette Drive

7. Connect the drive data cable to the connector labeled "FLOPPY" on the SCSI backplane (or system board, if your system has IDE hard drives installed).

8. Close the system doors.

9. Replace the front bezel, if it was removed in step 2 (see "Removing and Replacing the Front Bezel" in "Troubleshooting Your System").

10. Reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets.

Connecting External SCSI Hard Drives

Follow these general guidelines when connecting external SCSI hard drives to the external SCSI connector on the system's back panel or to a SCSI controller card.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

2. If you are installing a SCSI controller card, install the card now (see "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options").

3. Connect the external SCSI devices to the external SCSI connector on the system's back panel.

If you are attaching multiple external SCSI devices, daisy-chain the devices using the cables shipped with each device.

4. Reconnect the system to an electrical outlet and turn it on.

5. Connect the external device(s) to electrical outlet(s) and turn them on.

6. Install any required SCSI device drivers (see "Installing and Configuring SCSI Drivers" in the User's Guide).

7. Test the SCSI devices.

Connecting an External SCSI Tape Drive

This subsection describes how to configure and install an external SCSI tape drive.

1. Turn off the system, including any attached peripherals, and disconnect the system from the electrical outlet.

2. Ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface on the back of the system, unpack the drive, and compare the jumper and switch settings with those in the documentation that came with the drive.

3. Unpack the tape drive and controller card and configure the tape drive according to the documentation that came with the tape drive, based on the following guidelines:

a. Each device attached to a SCSI host adapter must have a unique SCSI ID number. (Narrow SCSI devices use IDs 0 to 7; wide SCSI devices use IDs from 0 to 15).

A SCSI tape drive is typically configured as SCSI ID 6.

b. SCSI logic requires that the two devices at opposite ends of a SCSI chain be terminated and that all devices in between be unterminated.

CAUTION: Before you perform this procedure, you must turn off the system and disconnect it from its power source. For more information, see "Safety FirstFor You and Your System" in "Troubleshooting Your System."

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

CAUTION: See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the safety instructions in your System Information document.

NOTE: There is no requirement that SCSI ID numbers be assigned sequentially or that devices be attached to the cable in order by ID number.

Therefore, you should enable the tape drive's termination if it is the last device in a chain of devices (or sole device) connected to the SCSI controller.

4. Install the controller card in an expansion slot (see "Installing Expansion Cards" in "Installing System Board Options").

5. Connect the tape drive's interface/DC power cable to the connector on the controller card supplied with the tape drive.

6. Reconnect the system and peripherals to their electrical outlets, and turn them on.

7. Perform a tape backup and verification test with the drive as instructed in the software documentation that came with the drive.

Configuring the Boot Device

If you plan to boot the system from a hard drive, the drive must be attached to the primary (or boot) controller. The device that the system boots from is determined by the boot order specified in the System Setup program.

The System Setup program provides options that the system uses to scan for installed boot devices. Refer to your system's User's Guide for information about the System Setup program.

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Getting Help Dell PowerEdge 1650 Systems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide

Help Overview

Dell Contact Numbers

Help Overview

This section describes the tools Dell provides to help you when you have a problem with your computer. It also tells you when and how to contact Dell for technical or customer assistance.

Technical Assistance

If you need assistance with a technical problem, perform the following steps:

1. Complete the procedures in "Troubleshooting Your System."

2. Run the system diagnostics.

3. Make a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist, and fill it out.

4. Use Dell's extensive suite of online services available at the Dell | Support website (support.dell.com) for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures.

For more information, see "World Wide Web."

5. If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, call Dell for technical assistance.

When prompted by Dell's automated telephone system, enter your Express Service Code to route the call directly to the proper support personnel. If you do not have an Express Service Code, open the Dell Accessories folder, double-click the Express Service Code icon, and follow the directions.

For instructions on using the technical support service, see "Technical Support Service" and "Before You Call."

Help Tools

Dell provides a number of tools to assist you. These tools are described in the following sections.

World Wide Web

The Internet is your most powerful tool for obtaining information about your computer and other Dell products. Through the Internet, you can access most of the services described in this section, including AutoTech, TechFax, order status, technical support, and product information.

You can access the Dell | Support website at support.dell.com. To select your country, click the map that appears. The Welcome to support.dell.com page opens. Enter your system information to access help tools and information.

Dell can be accessed electronically using the following addresses:

l World Wide Web

www.dell.com/

www.dell.com/ap/ (for Asian/Pacific countries only)

www.euro.dell.com (for Europe only)

www.dell.com/la (for Latin American countries)

l Anonymous file transfer protocol (FTP)

ftp.dell.com/

Log in as user:anonymous, and use your e-mail address as your password.

l Electronic Support Service

support@us.dell.com

apsupport@dell.com (for Asian/Pacific countries only)

support.euro.dell.com (for Europe only)

l Electronic Quote Service

NOTE: Dell's Express Service Code system may not be available in all countries.

NOTE: Some of the following tools are not always available in all locations outside the continental U.S. Please call your local Dell representative for information on availability.

sales@dell.com

apmarketing@dell.com (for Asian/Pacific countries only)

l Electronic Information Service

info@dell.com

AutoTech Service

Dell's automated technical support serviceAutoTechprovides recorded answers to the questions most frequently asked by Dell customers about their portable and desktop computer systems.

When you call AutoTech, you use your touch-tone telephone to select the subjects that correspond to your questions.

The AutoTech service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also access this service through the technical support service. For the telephone number to call, see "Dell Contact Numbers."

TechFax Service

Dell takes full advantage of fax technology to serve you better. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, you can call the Dell TechFax line toll-free for all kinds of technical information.

Using a touch-tone phone, you can select from a full directory of topics. The technical information you request is sent within minutes to the fax number you designate. For the TechFax telephone number to call, see "Dell Contact Numbers."

Automated Order-Status System

You can call this automated service to check on the status of any Dell products that you have ordered. A recording prompts you for the information needed to locate and report on your order. For the telephone number to call, see "Dell Contact Numbers."

Technical Support Service

Dell's industry-leading hardware technical-support service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions about Dell hardware. Our technical support staff use computer-based diagnostics to provide fast, accurate answers to questions.

To contact Dell's technical support service, see "Before You Call" and then call the number for your country as listed in "Dell Contact Numbers."

Problems With Your Order

If you have a problem with your order, such as missing parts, wrong parts, or incorrect billing, contact Dell for customer assistance. Have your invoice or packing slip handy when you call. For the telephone number to call, see "Dell Contact Numbers."

Product Information

If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, visit the Dell website at www.dell.com. For the telephone number to call to speak to a sales specialist, see "Dell Contact Numbers."

Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit

Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows:

1. Call Dell to obtain an authorization number, and write it clearly and prominently on the outside of the box.

For the telephone number to call, see "Dell Contact Numbers."

2. Include a copy of the invoice and a letter describing the reason for the return.

3. Include a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist indicating the tests you have run and any error messages reported by the system diagnostics.

4. Include any accessories that belong with the item(s) being returned (such as power cables, software floppy disks, and guides) if the return is for credit.

5. Pack the equipment to be returned in the original (or equivalent) packing materials.

You are responsible for paying shipping expenses. You are also responsible for insuring any product returned, and you assume the risk of loss during shipment to Dell. Collect-on-delivery (C.O.D.) packages are not accepted.

Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused at our receiving dock and returned to you.

Before You Call

Remember to fill out the Diagnostics Checklist. If possible, turn on your system before you call Dell for technical assistance and call from a telephone at or near the computer. You may be asked to type some commands at the keyboard, relay detailed information during operations, or try other troubleshooting steps possible only at the computer system itself. Make sure that the system documentation is available.

NOTE: Have your Express Service Code ready when you call. The code helps Dell's automated- support telephone system direct your call more efficiently.

CAUTION: Before servicing any components inside your computer, see "Safety FirstFor You and Your System."

Dell Contact Numbers

The following table provides country-specific access codes and telephone numbers, websites, and email addresses that you can use to contact Dell.

The codes required depend on where you are calling from as well as the destination of your call; in addition, each country has a different dialing protocol. If you need assistance in determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator.

NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use only within the country for which they are listed. Area codes are most often used to call long distance within your own country (not internationally)in other words, when your call originates in the same country you are calling.

Country (City) International Access Code Country Code City Code

Department Name or Service Area, Website and E-mail Address

Area Codes, Local Numbers, and Toll Free Numbers

Antigua and Barbuda General Support 1-800-805-5924

Argentina (Buenos Aires)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 54

City Code: 11

Tech Support and Customer Care toll free: 1-800-444-0733

Sales toll free: 1-800-444-3355

Tech Support Fax 11 4515 7139

Customer Care Fax 11 4515 7138

Website: www.dell.com.ar

Australia (Sydney)

International Access Code: 0011

Country Code: 61

City Code: 2

Home and Small Business 1-300-65-55-33

Government and Business toll free: 1-800-633-559

Preferred Accounts Division (PAD) toll free: 1-800-060-889

Customer Care toll free: 1-800-819-339

Corporate Sales toll free: 1-800-808-385

Transaction Sales toll free: 1-800-808-312

Fax toll free: 1-800-818-341

Austria (Vienna) Home/Small Business Sales 01 795 67602

International Access Code: 900

Country Code: 43

City Code: 1

Home/Small Business Fax 01 795 67605

Home/Small Business Customer Care 01 795 67603

Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care 0660 8056

Home/Small Business Technical Support 01 795 67604

Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support 0660 8779

Switchboard 01 491 04 0

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com

Barbados General Support 1-800-534-3066

Belgium (Brussels)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 32

City Code: 2

Technical Support 02 481 92 88

Customer Care 02 481 91 19

Home/Small Business Sales toll free: 0800 16884

Corporate Sales 02 481 91 00

Fax 02 481 92 99

Switchboard 02 481 91 00

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: tech_be@dell.com

E-mail for French Speaking Customers: support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/

Bermuda General Support 1-800-342-0671

Brazil

International Access Code: 0021

Country Code: 55

City Code: 51

Customer Support, Technical Support 0800 90 3355

Tech Support Fax 51 481 5470

Customer Care Fax 51 481 5480

Sales 0800 90 3390

Website: www.dell.com/br

Brunei

Country Code: 673

Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4966

Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949

Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4955

Canada (North York, Ontario)

International Access Code: 011

Automated Order-Status System toll free: 1-800-433-9014

AutoTech (Automated technical support) toll free: 1-800-247-9362

Customer Care (From outside Toronto) toll free: 1-800-387-5759

Customer Care (From within Toronto) 416 758-2400

Customer Technical Support toll free: 1-800-847-4096

Sales (Direct salesfrom outside Toronto) toll free: 1-800-387-5752

Sales (Direct salesfrom within Toronto) 416 758-2200

Sales (Federal government, education, and medical) toll free: 1-800-567-7542

Sales (Major accounts) toll free: 1-800-387-5755

TechFax toll free: 1-800-950-1329

Cayman Islands General Support 1-800-805-7541

Chile (Santiago)

Country Code: 56

City Code: 2

Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support toll free: 1230-020-4823

China (Xiamen)

Country Code: 86

City Code: 592

Home and Small Business Technical Support toll free: 800 858 2437

Corporate Accounts Technical Support toll free: 800 858 2333

Customer Experience toll free: 800 858 2060

Home and Small Business toll free: 800 858 2222

Preferred Accounts Division toll free: 800 858 2062

Large Corporate Accounts North toll free: 800 858 2999

Large Corporate Accounts East toll free: 800 858 2020

Large Corporate Accounts South toll free: 800 858 2355

Large Corporate Accounts GCP toll free: 800 858 2055

Large Corporate Accounts HK toll free: 800 964108

Large Corporate Accounts GCP HK toll free: 800 907308

Colombia General Support 980-9-15-3978

Costa Rica General Support 0800-012-0435

Czech Republic (Prague)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 420

Technical Support 02 22 83 27 27

Customer Care 02 22 83 27 11

Fax 02 22 83 27 14

TechFax 02 22 83 27 28

City Code: 2 Switchboard 02 22 83 27 11

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com

Denmark (Horsholm)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 45

Technical Support 45170182

Relational Customer Care 45170184

Home/Small Business Customer Care 32875505

Switchboard 45170100

Fax Technical Support (Upplands Vasby, Sweden) 46 0 859005594

Fax Switchboard 45170117

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: den_support@dell.com

E-mail Support for Servers: Nordic_server_support@dell.com

Dominican Republic General Support 1-800-148-0530

El Salvador General Support 01-899-753-0777

Finland (Helsinki)

International Access Code: 990

Country Code: 358

City Code: 9

Technical Support 09 253 313 60

Technical Support Fax 09 253 313 81

Relational Customer Care 09 253 313 38

Home/Small Business Customer Care 09 693 791 94

Fax 09 253 313 99

Switchboard 09 253 313 00

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: fin_support@dell.com

France (Paris)(Montpellier)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 33

City Codes: (1) (4)

Home and Small Business

Technical Support 0825 387 270

Customer Care 0825 823 833

Switchboard 0825 004 700

Switchboard (Alternative) 04 99 75 40 00

Sales 0825 004 700

Fax 0825 004 701

Fax (Alternative) 04 99 75 40 01

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/

Corporate

Technical Support 0825 004 719

Customer Care 0825 338 339

Switchboard 01 55 94 71 00

Sales 01 55 94 71 00

Fax 01 55 94 71 01

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/

Germany (Langen)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 49

City Code: 6103

Technical Support 06103 766-7200

Home/Small Business Customer Care 0180-5-224400

Global Segment Customer Care 06103 766-9570

Preferred Accounts Customer Care 06103 766-9420

Large Accounts Customer Care 06103 766-9560

Public Accounts Customer Care 06103 766-9555

Switchboard 06103 766-7000

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com

Guatemala General Support 1-800-999-0136

Hong Kong

International Access Code: 001

Country Code: 852

Technical Support toll free: 800 96 4107

Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949

Transaction Sales toll free: 800 96 4109

Corporate Sales toll free: 800 96 4108

India Technical Support 1600 33 8045

Sales 1600 33 8044

Ireland (Cherrywood)

International Access Code: 16

Technical Support 1850 543 543

Home User Customer Care 01 204 4095

Country Code: 353

City Code: 1

Small Business Customer Care 01 204 4026

Corporate Customer Care 01 279 5011

Sales 01 204 4444

SalesFax 01 204 0144

Fax 204 5960

Switchboard 01 204 4444

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com

Italy (Milan)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 39

City Code: 02

Home and Small Business

Technical Support 02 577 826 90

Customer Care 02 696 821 14

Fax 02 696 821 13

Switchboard 02 696 821 12

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/

Corporate

Technical Support 02 577 826 90

Customer Care 02 577 825 55

Fax 02 575 035 30

Switchboard 02 577 821

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/

Jamaica General Support 1-800-682-3639

Japan (Kawasaki)

International Access Code: 001

Country Code: 81

City Code: 44

Technical Support (Server)

Technical Support Outside of Japan (Server)

toll free: 0120-1984-35

81-44-556-4152

Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron)

Technical Support Outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron)

toll free: 0120-1982-26

81-44-520-1435

Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude)

Technical Support Outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude)

toll free: 0120-1984-33

81-44-556-3894

24-Hour Automated Order Service 044 556-3801

Customer Care 044 556-4240

Business Sales Division (Up to 400 employees) 044 556 3494

Preferred Accounts Division Sales (Over 400 employees) 044 556-3433

Large Corporate Accounts Sales (Over 3500 employees) 044 556-3440

Public Sales (Government agencies, educational institutions, and medical institutions)

044 556 3440

Global Segment Japan 044 556 3469

Individual User 044 556 1657

Faxbox Service 044 556-3490

Switchboard 044 556-4300

Website: support.jp.dell.com

Korea (Seoul)

International Access Code: 001

Country Code: 82

City Code: 2

Technical Support toll free: 080-200-3800

Sales toll free: 080-200-3600

Customer Service (Seoul, Korea) toll free: 080-200-3800

Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949

Fax 2194-6202

Switchboard 2194-6000

Latin America Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-4093

Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-3619

Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service)(Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-3883

Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-4397

SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) 512 728-4600

or 512 728-3772

Luxembourg

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 352

Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium) 02 481 92 88

Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium) toll free: 080016884

Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium) 02 481 91 00

Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium) 02 481 91 19

Fax (Brussels, Belgium) 02 481 92 99

Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium) 02 481 91 00

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: tech_be@dell.com

Macau

Country Code: 853

Technical Support toll free: 0800 582

Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949

Transaction Sales toll free: 0800 581

Malaysia (Penang)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 60

City Code: 4

Technical Support toll free: 1 800 888 298

Customer Service 04 633 4949

Transaction Sales toll free: 1 800 888 202

Corporate Sales toll free: 1 800 888 213

Mexico

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 52

Customer Technical Support 001-877-384-8979

or 001-877-269-3383

Sales 50-81-8800

or 01-800-888-3355

Customer Service 001-877-384-8979

or 001-877-269-3383

Main 50-81-8800

or 01-800-888-3355

Netherlands Antilles General Support 001-800-882-1519

Netherlands (Amsterdam)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 31

City Code: 20

Technical Support 020 581 8838

Customer Care 020 581 8740

Home/Small Business Sales toll free: 0800-0663

Home/Small Business Sales Fax 020 682 7171

Corporate Sales 020 581 8818

Corporate Sales Fax 020 686 8003

Fax 020 686 8003

Switchboard 020 581 8818

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: tech_nl@dell.com

New Zealand

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 64

Home and Small Business 0800 446 255

Government and Business 0800 444 617

Sales 0800 441 567

Fax 0800 441 566

Nicaragua General Support 001-800-220-1006

Norway (Lysaker)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 47

Technical Support 671 16882

Relational Customer Care 671 17514

Home/Small Business Customer Care 23162298

Switchboard 671 16800

Fax Technical Support (Upplands Vasby, Sweden) 46 0 85 590 05 594

Fax Switchboard 671 16865

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: nor_support@dell.com

E-mail Support for Servers: Nordic_server_support@dell.com

Panama General Support 001-800-507-0962

Peru General Support 0800-50-669

Poland (Warsaw)

International Access Code: 011

Country Code: 48

City Code: 22

Customer Service Phone 57 95 700

Customer Care 57 95 999

Sales 57 95 999

Customer Service Fax 57 95 806

Reception Desk Fax 57 95 998

Switchboard 57 95 999

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: pl_support@dell.com

Portugal Technical Support 35 800 834 077

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 35

Customer Care 800 300 415 or 35 800 834 075

Sales 800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or 800 300 412 or

351 214 220 710

Fax 35 121 424 01 12

E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/

Puerto Rico General Support 1-800-805-7545

St. Lucia General Support 1-800-882-1521

Singapore (Singapore)

International Access Code: 005

Country Code: 65

Technical Support toll free: 800 6011 051

Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949

Transaction Sales toll free: 800 6011 054

Corporate Sales toll free: 800 6011 053

South Africa (Johannesburg)

International Access Code: 09/091

Country Code: 27

City Code: 11

Technical Support 011 709 7710

Customer Care 011 709 7707

Sales 011 709 7700

Fax 011 706 0495

Switchboard 011 709 7700

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com

Southeast Asian and Pacific Countries

Customer Technical Support, Customer Service, and Sales (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4810

Spain (Madrid)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 34

City Code: 91

Home and Small Business

Technical Support 902 100 130

Customer Care 902 118 540

Sales 902 118 541

Switchboard 902 118 541

Fax 902 118 539

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/

Corporate

Technical Support 902 100 130

Customer Care 902 118 546

Switchboard 91 722 92 00

Fax 91 722 95 83

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/

Sweden (Upplands Vasby)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 46

City Code: 8

Technical Support 08 590 05 199

Relational Customer Care 08 590 05 642

Home/Small Business Customer Care 08 587 70 527

Fax Technical Support 08 590 05 594

Sales 08 590 05 185

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: swe_support@dell.com

E-mail Support for Latitude and Inspiron: Swe-nbk_kats@dell.com

E-mail Support for OptiPlex: Swe_kats@dell.com

E-mail Support for Servers: Nordic_server_support@dell.com

Switzerland (Geneva)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 41

City Code: 22

Technical Support (Home and Small Business) 0844 811 411

Technical Support (Corporate) 0844 822 844

Customer Care (Home and Small Business) 0848 802 202

Customer Care (Corporate) 0848 821 721

Fax 022 799 01 90

Switchboard 022 799 01 01

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: swisstech@dell.com

E-mail for French Speaking HSB and Corporate Customers: support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/

Taiwan Technical Support toll free: 0080 60 1255

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International Access Code: 002

Country Code: 886

Technical Support (Servers) toll free: 0080 60 1256

Transaction Sales toll free: 0080 651 228

or 0800 33 556

Corporate Sales toll free: 0080 651 227

or 0800 33 555

Thailand

International Access Code: 001

Country Code: 66

Technical Support toll free: 0880 060 07

Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia) 604 633 4949

Sales toll free: 0880 060 09

Trinidad/Tobago General Support 1-800-805-8035

U.K. (Bracknell)

International Access Code: 00

Country Code: 44

City Code: 1344

Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees]) 0870 908 0500

Technical Support (Direct/PAD and general) 0870 908 0800

Global Accounts Customer Care 01344 723186

Home and Small Business Customer Care 0870 906 0010

Corporate Customer Care 01344 72 3185

Preferred Accounts (500-5000 employees) Customer Care 01344 723196

Central Government Customer Care 01344 723193

Local Government Customer Care 01344 723194

Home/Small Business Sales 0870 907 4000

Corporate/Public Sector Sales 01344 860456

Website: support.euro.dell.com

E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com

U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)

International Access Code: 011

Country Code: 1

Automated Order-Status System toll free: 1-800-433-9014

AutoTech (For portable and desktop computers) toll free: 1-800-247-9362

Dell Home and Small Business Group (For portable and desktop computers):

Customer Technical Support (Return material authorization numbers) toll free: 1-800-624-9896

Customer Technical Support (Home sales purchased via www.dell.com) toll free: 1-877-576-3355

Customer Service (Credit return authorization numbers) toll free: 1-800-624-9897

National Accounts (Computers purchased by established Dell national accounts [have your account number handy], medical institutions, or value-added resellers [VARs]):

Customer Service and Technical Support (Return material authorization numbers)

toll free: 1-800-822-8965

Public Americas International (Computers purchased by governmental agencies [local, state, or federal] or educational institutions):

Customer Service and Technical Support (Return material authorization numbers)

toll free: 1-800-234-1490

Dell Sales toll free: 1-800-289-3355

or toll free: 1-800-879-3355

Spare Parts Sales toll free: 1-800-357-3355

Desktop and Portable Fee-Based Technical Support toll free: 1-800-433-9005

Sales (Catalogs) toll free: 1-800-426-5150

Fax toll free: 1-800-727-8320

TechFax toll free: 1-800-950-1329

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