Having problems with your Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server ?

Fans turn on .. now what

\015 Ok, so ive got this dell powerege 1800 from a friend of mine who is moving buisness and is getting rid of it. it did work because he used it in hes buisness. i have never had a server before so its all new to me :)\015\012\015\012so first i plug a power cable which i took from my old computer, hooked it up to the server and turned the switch at the wall on. it is incredibly louder than a computer, first it gets loud, then dyes down, then louder and then very loud, then goes quiet again like its puffed out, ha. im presuming either something is very wrong, or these are the 3 fans testing or just having a stretch like when you wake up from sleeping in the morning. :)\015\012\015\012serious again, so after the fans have done its thing, i wait for a while and a orange light flashes on and off on the front of it. it doesnt show any life in the monitor i plug into it either.\015\012\015\012the computer is sounding like it is running fine though, all making the normal computer noises it would make.\015\012\015\012i have a power cable from an ordinary computer plugged into the power supply to the wall, a vga cable running from my monitor, to the built in graphics slot on the motherboard, and a keyboard going to the normal slot.\015\012\015\012ive never dealt with servers before, im only a computer expert so treat me like a newbie. haha thanks :)\015

Answers :

It has a fan problem. You need to check if all fans are working properly.
Also install open manage server administrator on the server from Dell support website and check for hardware logs if you can see something wrong?
You will see the root cause of the problem from open manage server administrator
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