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Diagnostics Indicator Codes - Dell POWER EDGE SC1430 Hardware Owner's Manual

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Diagnostics Indicator Codes

The four diagnostic indicator lights on the system front panel display error codes during system startup.
Table 1-4 lists the causes and corrective actions associated with these codes and the power light status
before system POST. Table 1-5 lists the causes and possible corrective actions for these codes during
POST. A highlighted circle indicates the light is on; a non-highlighted circle indicates the light is off.
Table 1-4. Diagnostic Indicator Codes Before POST
Code
Power
Light
off
green
off
amber
(blinking)
blinking
amber
(blinking)
amber
(blinking)
amber
(blinking)
Causes
No electrical power is
supplied to the computer.
Normal operation
Normal off condition; the
system is connected to an
electrical outlet.
The BIOS is not executing.
A possible power supply or
power cable failure has
occurred.
A possible power supply
failure has occurred.
A possible system board
failure has occurred.
Corrective Action
Connect the computer to a working electrical
outlet.
If the problem is still not resolved, see "Getting
Help" on page 123.
None
Press the power button to turn the computer on.
If the system does not turn on and the power light
is off, see "Getting Help" on page 123.
Ensure that the processor is seated correctly and
restart the system. See "Microprocessor" on
page 73).
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on
page 123.
Check the power supply connections and the
condition of cables. See "Installing the Power
Supply" on page 82.
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on
page 123.
Verify that both power supply cables are plugged in
to the system board. See "Installing the Power
Supply" on page 82.
If the problem persists, see "Getting Help" on
page 123.
See "Getting Help" on page 123.
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