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RAID capability, hot-pluggable SCSI hard-disk drives, thermal and power supply monitoring, redundant fans, and ECC memory. The PowerEdge 4100 systems are freestanding or can be rackmounted to integrate your servers. The microprocessor modules are installed in zero insertion force (ZIF) sockets on the system board, which allow you to replace microprocessors faster.
“Running the System Diagnostics” in Chapter 2.) For a complete list of system features, see “Technical Specifications” found later in this chapter. For information about installing the PowerEdge 4100 systems in a rack, see the “Dell PowerEdge 4100 and 6100 Systems Rack Kit Installation Guide”...
back of computer left side front of computer Figure 1-1. Computer Orientation NOTE: When following the text in this manual, assume that the location or direction relative to the system is as shown in Figure 1-1. right side System Overview...
Before using the reset button to initiate a hardware reset, close any open application programs and files if possible. If you are using < Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual reset button SCSI hard-disk drive SCSI hard-disk drive...
expansion slots system board microprocessor sockets cooling fan connectors (3) (cooling fans are located behind the air intake panel) Figure 1-3. Front/Left Internal View external drive bays (4) control panel internal drive bays (6) hard-disk drive security lock air intake panel System Overview...
(ultra-wide) internal drive bays (6) SCSI backplane board SCSI power connector control panel connector Figure 1-4. Back/Right Internal View Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual server management connector power supply (optional) power supply SMB connector SCSI connector port...
keylock power supply (optional) cable strain relief power supply red LED green LED AC power receptacle Figure 1-5. I/O Panel SMB connector SCSI connector port keylock video connector server-management serial port connector parallel port connector serial port 2 connector serial port 1 connector mouse connector keyboard connector security cable slot...
System Memory The PowerEdge 4100 systems have a minimum of 64 MB of 72-bit-wide, buff- ered EDO memory. The system memory capacity can be expanded to 1024 MB (1 GB) by using combinations of 32- and 128-MB buffered, EDO dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) having gold connectors.
SCSI hard-disk drive bays. For detailed information about installing externally accessible drives, see Chapter 9, “Installing Drives in the External Bays,” in the Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Sys- tems Installation and Troubleshooting Guide. For detailed information about installing SCSI hard-disk drives, see Chapter 10, “Installing Drives in the Internal...
SCSI ID number from 0 to 7. For additional SCSI addressing informa- tion, see Chapter 10, “Installing Drives in the Internal Bays,” in the Installation and Troubleshooting Guide. When narrow SCSI devices are shipped from Dell, the default SCSI ID numbers are assigned as follows: •...
ystem Unit The following subsections provide service-related information about the system unit. System Power Supply The 500-W system power supply can operate from an AC power source of 90 to 265 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz. When the power-supply paralleling board is installed, the power supplies are hot-pluggable.
(J11, J12, J13, J14, and J15). The following illustrations show both sets of connectors. Figure 1-6. Power Supply Connectors Figure 1-7. Power Connector Panel 1-12 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual J12 (P2) J11 (P1) J15 (P5) J14 (P4)
+5 VDC (red) –5 VDC (white) common (black) common (black) common (black) PSON# (gray) 14 15 16 17 18 19 J11 (P1) +5 VDC (red) common (black) +5 VDC sense (red) –sense (black) PWRGOOD (orange) +5 VFP (purple) Pin 13 — PSON# should measure between +4 and +5 VDC except when the power button on the front panel is pressed, taking PSON# to its active-low state.
Figure 1-9. DC Power Connectors J12 (P2), J13 (P3), and J14 (P4) Figure 1-10. DC Power Connector J15 (P5) 1-14 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual +5 VDC (red) common (black) common (black) common (black) common (black) 10 11 12 13 14 15...
DC Power Distribution (Nonredundant System) Figures 1-11 provides information about DC power distribution for the nonredundant PowerEdge 4100 system. P1–5 NRLED PWRGOOD PSON# PSON# +5 VFP +5 VFP power +5 VDC +5 VDC supply # 1 –5 VDC –5 VDC...
PWRSCSI, and PWRFD) or at the connectors on the end of the wire bundles extending from these connectors (PWR1, PWR2, PWR3, DDBP, and FD1–FD4). diagnostics port Figure 1-12. Power-Supply Paralleling Board Connectors 1-16 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual PWR1 PWRFD (FD1–FD4) PWR2 PWR3...
NC_3INH common (black) POWER_GOOD (gray) common (black) +5 VFP (violet) 10 11 12 13 14 15 PWR1 -12 VDC (blue) -5 VDC (white) PWR_STAT_BIT (gray) C_SDA (gray) C_SCL (gray) Figure 1-13. DC Power Connector PWR1 +3.3 VDC (orange) common (black) +12 VDC (yellow) common (black) +12 VDC (yellow)
Figure 1-15. DC Power Connector PWRSCSI (DDBP) Figure 1-16. DC Power Connector PWRFD (FD1–FD4) 1-18 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual common (black) common (black) common (black) common (black) 10 11 12 13 14 PWRSCSI (DDBP) +12 VDC (yellow)
DC Power Distribution (Redundant System) Figures 1-17 provides information about DC power distribution for the redun- dant PowerEdge 4100 system. PWR1 P1–5 BATV PWRGOOD PSON# PSON# +5 VFP +5 VFP power +5 VDC +5 VDC supply # 1 –5 VDC –5 VDC...
Main Memory The eight DIMM sockets on the system board can accommodate combinations of 32- and 128-MB DIMMs up to a total memory capacity of 1024 MB (1 GB). The system is shipped with high-speed (60-ns) 3.3-V EDO DIMMs installed. When reinstalling DIMMs, use the following guidelines: •...
Table 1-3. Interrupt Assignments IRQ Line Used/Available IRQ10 Available for use by expansion card IRQ11 Available for use by expansion card IRQ12 Generated by keyboard controller to indicate that mouse’s output buffer is full IRQ13 Generated by math coprocessor to indicate coprocessor error IRQ14 Available for use by expansion card IRQ15...
... . . 120 pins PCI expansion-card connector data width (maximum) ..32 bits 1-24 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual echnical Specifications Table 1-5. Technical Specifications Microprocessor...
Table 1-5. Technical Specifications System clock ....60 or 66 MHz (matches external processor bus Diskette/communications ports ....24 MHz from the system clock Architecture .
SCSI hard-disk drive online indicator ....green LED 1-26 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Table 1-5. Technical Specifications System Board Connectors (continued) POWER1 .
Table 1-5. Technical Specifications Controls and Indicators (continued) SCSI hard-disk drive activity indicator ....green LED SCSI hard-disk drive fault indicator ....yellow LED Power-supply 5-VDC online indicator .
Altitude: 1-28 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Table 1-5. Technical Specifications Environmental (continued) Operating ... . . –16 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft) Storage ....–16 to 10,600 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
(A brief explanation of how to load and start the system diagnostics is located near the end of this chapter.) Dell recommends that you perform the fol- lowing procedures in the order they are presented in this manual.
7. Inspect the keyboard to ensure that no keys are sticking. 8. Inspect the exterior of the computer, including all controls and indica- Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual xternal Visual Inspection monitor and peripherals, and their power sources.
To observe problem indications during the boot routine, follow these steps: 1. If the system is off, turn on all peripherals and the computer. Insert the Dell Server Assistant CD into the CD-ROM drive. Press the reset but- ton or <Ctrl Del>...
5. Observe the monitor screen for the Dell Server Assistant Menu. nternal Visual Inspection CAUTION: Before you proceed with the internal visual inspection described in this section, ensure that the user has saved all open files and exited all open application programs if possible.
To start the diagnostics, insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then press the reset button on the computer. Restarting the computer causes the Dell Server Assistant logo screen to appear on the monitor screen, followed by a screen containing icons of the options available.
If no errors are found in main memory, and the Dell Server Assistant loads, select the Run System Utilities icon. Then select the Run System Diagnostics icon by pressing <Enter>. The Diagnostics Menu appears, allowing you to choose the following options or exit to MS-DOS: •...
Chapter 3 Beep Codes and Error Messages his chapter describes beep codes and system error messages that can occur during system start-up or, in the case of some failures, during normal system operation. The tables in this chapter list faults that can cause a beep code or sys- tem error message to occur and the probable causes of the fault in each case.
1-3-4-1 1-3-4-3 1-4-1-1 1-4-2-1 1-4-3-1 2-2-3-1 3-2-2-1 4-2-4-4 4-2-4-3 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Table 3-1. Beep Codes Error Probable Causes No DIMM memory Defective DIMMs or system installed board. Reseat DIMMs or replace system board. DRAM failure Defective DIMMs or system board.
ystem Error Messages Table 3-2 lists system error messages that can appear on the monitor screen. These messages can help you find the source of a problem. Some of these error messages indicate fatal errors. When a fatal error occurs, the system cannot usu- ally be rebooted until an appropriate hardware change has been made.
System mem- ory size has changed - Run Config- uration Utility Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Table 3-2. System Error Messages Definition Real-time clock on system board mal- functioned. Cable may be loose, keyboard may be...
Table 3-2. System Error Messages Message Definition Wrong microprocessor Stepping of installed in CPU1 is less PROCESSOR1 socket. than sA1 - System halted. Wrong microprocessor Stepping of installed in CPU2 is less PROCESSOR2 socket. than sA1 - System halted. Wrong microprocessor Stepping of installed in system.
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Chapter 4 Removing and Replacing Parts his chapter provides procedures for removing the components, assemblies, and subassemblies in the system unit. Unless otherwise noted, each procedure assumes the following: • You have performed the steps in “Precautionary Measures” found later in this chapter.
ESD. WARNING FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE EQUIPMENT: Only service technicians trained by Dell should perform the following procedures. Before you start to work on the com- puter, perform the following steps in the sequence listed.
To remove a computer cover, follow these steps: 1. Turn the cover’s keylocks on the back panel of the computer to the unlocked position (see Figure 4-2) Figure 4-2. Keylocks on Computer’s Back Panel 2. Loosen the three screws along the back edge of the cover (see Figure 4-1).
To remove the front bezel, follow these steps: 1. Remove the computer covers. 2. Release the two tabs on each side of the bezel. 3. Slide the front bezel toward the front of the computer. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual...
Drives Figure 4-4 shows an example of drive hardware that can be installed in the com- puter. Refer to this figure when you perform any of the procedures in the following subsections. DC power cable diskette/tape drive interface cable diskette drive interface connector (FLOPPY) SCSI connector (SCSI2 CD-ROM)
A tab on each side of the insert snaps into a corresponding latch on the inside of the front bezel. Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual latch (2) until the tabs come loose from the bezel.
Externally Accessible Drives 3.5-inch diskette drive in top bay CD-ROM drive in middle bay lower-bay drive position for optional drive drive-release tab(2) Figure 4-6. Externally Accessible Drives Removal All of the externally accessible drives have drive-mounting rails. To remove a drive assembly from one of the externally accessible drive bays, follow these steps: 1.
3. Remove the drive-mounting rails from the drive (see Figure 4-7). 4. If the drive is a SCSI drive, record the setting of the SCSI address Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Figure 4-7. Drive-Mounting Rails Removal jumpers and SCSI bus termination jumper.
Hard-Disk Drives Figure 4-8. Hard-Disk Drive Carrier Removal The hard-disk drives are mounted inside a hard-disk drive carrier. The hard-disk drive carrier must be removed before a hard-disk drive can be removed. To remove a hard-disk drive, follow these steps: NOTES: Wait 20 seconds for the hard-disk drive to spin down before removing the hard-disk drive carrier.
The online indicator (green) lights, indicating power is being supplied to the hard-disk drive. With the controller connected, the activity LED is activated when the controller spins up the drive. 4-10 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual screw (4) Figure 4-9. Hard-Disk Drive Removal carrier.
CSI Backplane Board hard-disk drive carrier thumb screw Figure 4-10. SCSI Backplane Board Removal To remove the SCSI backplane board, follow these steps: 1. Disconnect the hard-disk drive carrier connectors from the SCSI back- plane board by sliding each carrier toward the front of the computer approximately 1 inch.
5. Slide the power supply out of the chassis. To replace a power supply, perform these steps in reverse order. 4-12 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual ower Supply (marked by a “0”). the other end of the cable from the power supply.
ower-Supply Paralleling Board cables thumb screw hook slots (11) Figure 4-12. Power-Supply Paralleling Board Removal (Redundant Systems) To remove a power-supply paralleling board, follow these steps: WARNING: Disconnect both power supplies from their AC power source to prevent the possibility of getting shocked. 1.
2. Disconnect all power connector panel cables (from the system board, 3. Unscrew the retainer screw. 4. Disengage the panel from the four hooks holding it to the computer 4-14 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual ower Connector Panel power connector...
ontrol Panel screw control panel connector BP_to_CP Figure 4-14. Control Panel Removal To remove the control panel, follow these steps: 1. Remove the screw holding the control panel to the chassis. 2. Disconnect the cable from connector BP_to_CP. 3. Disengage the panel from the four hooks holding the panel to the computer chassis, and lift the panel away from the computer.
3. Press down the catch on the fan carrier, and remove the fan carrier 4. Remove the cooling fan from the fan carrier by releasing the two fan 4-16 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual ooling Fans fan carrier cooling fan nector on the system board.
4. If the card is a full-length expansion card, unlock the locking cam on 5. Grasp the expansion card by its corners, and carefully remove it from 4-18 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual locking card guide the locking card guide.
DIMMs DIMM securing clip (2) Figure 4-18. DIMM Removal To remove a DIMM, push outward on the DIMM socket’s securing clips until the DIMM is released from its socket. Then lift the DIMM away from the socket. DIMM securing clip (2) Figure 4-19.
1. Remove the microprocessor securing clip from the microprocessor/heat 4-20 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual sink assembly. WARNING: The microprocessor chip can get extremely hot during system operations. Be sure the chip has had sufficient time to cool before touching it.
heat sink release lever Figure 4-21. Microprocessor Securing Clip 2. Remove the heat sink. Push outward and then upward on the microprocessor release lever to rotate the lever to its fully vertical position. CAUTION: Be careful not to bend any of the pins when removing the microprocessor chip from its socket.
If you are installing a new microprocessor and heat sink, place the thermal interface pad that comes with the replacement microprocessor between the microprocessor and the heat sink before reinstalling the securing clip. 4-22 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual pin-1 corner (gold finger and bevel)
System Battery battery BATTERY socket Figure 4-24. System Battery Removal To remove the system battery, follow these steps: 1. If possible, enter the System Setup program, and make a printed copy of the system setup screens. 2. Remove the left computer cover. See “Computers Covers”...
Appendix A System Setup Program his appendix describes the System Setup program, which is used to set or change the system configuration information stored in NVRAM on the system board. To enter the System Setup program, press <F2> during the power-on self-test (POST).
<Spacebar> <F9> <Alt><d> <F10> <Enter> <Alt><r> Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Table A-1. Key Functions Function Displays the general help window Displays the Exit menu, or the parent menu if you are in a submenu Selects a different menu...
Also used to highlight the function keys in the key functions box. • White on black — The highlight color for an input field that is selected. Main Menu configuration options and system data box Dell System PowerEdge 4100/200 Setup Main Advanced Security Exit...
Base Memory Extended Memory Video Memory Service Tag Asset Tag Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Table A-2. Main Menu Categories Function Resets time on system’s internal clock. Resets date on system’s internal calendar. Identifies type of diskette drives installed.
Diskette Controller: On-Board SCSI A: On-Board SCSI B: PCI Scan Sequence Use MP Specification PS/2 Mouse Figure A-3. Advanced Menu Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Advanced Security Exit [3F8, IRQ 4] [2F8, IRQ 3] [378, IRQ 7]...
Table A-4. Advanced Menu Categories Category Function Serial Port 1 or Configures system’s built-in serial ports. Serial Port 2 Parallel Port Configures system’s built-in parallel port. The port’s I/O address may be set to: 278H, IRQ5; 3BCH, IRQ7; 378H, IRQ7 Otherwise, the port may be disabled.
User Password Is Set Supervisor Password[Press Enter] Set User Password Password on Boot Diskette Access System Backup Reminder [Disabled] Virus Check Reminder Figure A-4. Security Menu Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Advanced Security Exit Disabled [Press Enter] [Disabled] [User]...
Table A-5. Security Menu Categories Category Function Supervisor Password Is Displays current status of the supervisor password (enabled or disabled). See “Using the Supervisor Password Feature” in Chap- ter 4 of the User’s Guide. User Password Is Displays current status of user password (enabled or disabled).
Main Save Changes & Exit Exit Without Saving Changes Get Default Values Load Previous Values Save Changes Figure A-5. Exit Menu A-10 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual Advanced Security Exit Help Select Item Exit Select Menu Enter...
Table A-6. Exit Menu Categories Category Function Save Changes and Exit Saves the changes you have made before you exit the System Setup program. The next time you boot up, the BIOS configures your system according to the selections stored in CMOS Exit Without Saving Exits the System Setup program without Changes...
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Index AC power receptacle about , 1-7 location on I/O panel , 1-7 battery connector , 4-17 illustrated , 4-23 removing and replacing , 4-23 BATTERY connector , 4-17 beep codes , 3-1 boot routine observing when troubleshooting cables DC power , 1-12 card-slot opening , 4-18...
FLOPPY connector front bezel removal , 4-4 front-panel inserts removal , 4-6 Dell PowerEdge 4100/180 and 4100/200 Systems Service Manual , 1-23 , 1-9 , 1-10 , 1-10 , 1-8 , 4-17 , 4-18 , 4-17...
memory main , 1-21 system , 1-8 messages, error , 3-3 microprocessor release lever , 4-21 removal , 4-20, 4-21 sockets , 4-17 microprocessor cooling fans removal , 4-16 MONITOR connector , 4-17 MOUSE connector , 4-17 mouse connector location on I/O panel , 1-7 location on system board , 4-17...
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