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SA64000 Battery failed

Mathieu Charbonneau
Occasional Advisor

SA64000 Battery failed

I have a Smart Array 6400 controller reporting a battery failed and asking to replace battery.

After a bit of research, I found that I needed firmware revision 6.58, because it could be a false error.

Since I have version 6.8 firmware, I went ahead and replaced both batteries with spares I took from a controller in another server we were not using anymore.

That server was not reporting any errors before I removed the controller to salvage the batteries.

So after replacing the defective batteries on the server reporting the error, I boot it up and it tells me again that the controller has failed batteries and they need to be changed.

Anyone has any ideas what to do next, I was going to change the SA6400, but I wanted to know if there is a way to salvage the original board.

thanks,
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Sangram_1
Regular Advisor

Re: SA64000 Battery failed

Hey Mathieu,

Could you get me the Driver version as well?

BTW is it 6402 or 6404 (with daughter card)?
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Mathieu Charbonneau
Occasional Advisor

Re: SA64000 Battery failed

Driver version is 5.80.0.32

It doesn't mention version anywhere, but it does have a daughter card. I guess that makes it a 6404.

I replaced both the battery on the board and on the memory chip.
Sangram_1
Regular Advisor

Re: SA64000 Battery failed

What is the size of the memory chip?

And did you replace just the battery on the memory chip or battery along with the memory chip?
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Mathieu Charbonneau
Occasional Advisor

Re: SA64000 Battery failed

It's a 256MB chip.
I replaced only the battery, I kept the same chip.
Sangram_1
Regular Advisor

Re: SA64000 Battery failed

If you have a spare memory chip as well, try replacing both memory and battery together.
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Mathieu Charbonneau
Occasional Advisor

Re: SA64000 Battery failed

I will try that and keep you posted.