HP Xeon Server

By orlandobeatrice ·
I recently got an HP Server from a friend. Whenever I try to get it started nothing appears on the screen, after a couple of seconds I hear to beeps. Everytime I restart the server I encounter the same problem with the same result. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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What specific model of server?

by robo_dev In reply to HP Xeon Server

Two post beeps for some HP servers means power supply failure.

But yours could be different....goto

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power failure

by orlandobeatrice In reply to What specific model of se ...

One more important thing that I noticed, the front led panel lights up in under external...any ideas ? if that is the problem, whats the best approach to this problem ??


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It would really help if you supply the Model of this Server

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to HP Xeon Server

But for starters open up the case clean it out and clear the CMOS by either removing the Battery or the Jumper that provides power to the CMOS Chip. You may need to replace the battery as well if it is below 3 V.

Clean out the unit with Low Pressure air like Canned Air not the output from a Compressor as they have contaminates in the air stream that can damage the M'Board.

Also follow Static Control Procedures and wear a Wrist Strap and make sure that you touch the metal of the case before reaching inside it. Nothing kills a perfectly good M'Board faster than someone not looking after it and giving it a Massive Static Hit.

If that doesn't work reseat all the internal Components inside the case except for the CPU & Heat Sink and try again.

If none of that works post back with the Model Number as there may be some specific instructions for your Server.


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Model Number

by orlandobeatrice In reply to It would really help if y ...

As much as I would like to for me theres no way of finding out what model it is. Thats the reason why I actually tried starting it up.

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HP Servers are always some form of Proliant

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Model Number

So Proliant Something is the Model Number. I've yet to see a HP Server without the Model Designation on it.

But just in case someone has removed this and the front cover you can open the case and look at the M'Board. There will be a Make & Model Number Silk Screened onto the CPU Side of the M'Board somewhere. The positions very depending on how made it.

So Look for names Like Intel, Tyan, Gigabyte They are the more common Server M'Boards makers but it could also have HP Proliant Something Printed on the M'Board.

While the case is open try to power up and see if you can see any Fans not working or other LED's not lighting. If everything is dead inside the case the most likely culprit is the Power Supply/s.

If there is Corrosion anywhere on the Case look for Contamination on the M'Board as this isn't a good sign. Corrosion generally happens when the unit gets filled with Dust and other rubbish that has been sucked in and there is Rain Around. The Dust absorbs the moisture and causes anything that it comes in contact with to rust.


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the External Health LED will illuminate :)

by Jacky Howe In reply to HP Xeon Server

What are the system health LEDs used for? What do the different colors mean (green, red, amber)?
The front panel and internal LEDs are used to help diagnose a server failure. When an internal component fails, the indication is made on an internal component LED (amber) and on the front panel. If the item is serviceable without removing the server hood, as in the case of a redundant power supply failure, the External Health LED will illuminate. If the item is serviceable by removing the hood, as in the case of a fan failure, the Internal Health LED will illuminate.

If no failures have occurred, the system health LEDs will be green. If a failure has occurred, but a redundant feature has enabled the system to continue running, the LED will be amber. If the failure is critical and is/has caused the system to shutdown, the LED will be red. These LEDs serve as local indicators for several failure conditions. Insight Manager will continue to report these, and many other failure conditions, as well.

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