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HP proliant micro server status light solid red- no vid- no HDD activity

kbenson 8,029 3,438 June 25, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Here is an odd problem-

I recently installed (couple days ago) win 7 on a HP proliant microserver (It has not been used in the past)

Last night I let it auto download/install 10 windows updates prior to shutdown.

Today- Tried turning system on, no video, no hdd activity and red hp status light (typically blue)

I took out main board, disconnected all cables, removed/reinserted ram and removed/reinstalled cmos battery. (power was removed from unit b4 hand)
Also removed 250GB hd and secondary 80GB drive.

replaced all- no change.

I don't think the win update had anything to do with this, but would like to know what I can do to troubleshoot further.

thx 4 any help!Embarrassment

update- I am not sure which is on/off for the cmos jumper. It is a 3 pin config-

tried with all off
2 pins on each side cap on
also as I previously stated, removed mos bat for 10 min and replaced

results no change.

I used HP rom in and effort to flash bios via usb, but I did not even see the usb device flicker (during 1st couple minutes)

The thing I do notice, is that the bluray/dvd drive does seem to run (aka spin during boot) I am wondering if it would make sense to try and make a bios boot disc and attempt to run it?

Update 6/26

Chatted with HP "tech support" no help- they suggested the mainboard is bad. (Main board more expensive than server)

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well the way to test is to disconnect all the drives, keyboard mouse and monitor, remove memory and see if it beeps or not.
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Quote from komondor View Post :
well the way to test is to disconnect all the drives, keyboard mouse and monitor, remove memory and see if it beeps or not.

no beep- But I read some other users reported no beep codes during hw errors on micro servers (not sure if those were valid or not)

The thing that stinks is that I had this in operation for about 3 days and (since it was in storage) lost warranty coverage. Main board from HP more than cost of a new server. Looks like I will have to make it a paperweightFrown
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you didn't give the model number but check compuvest

http://www.compuvest.com/Items.jsp?cid=1&sid=11
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Quote from komondor View Post :
you didn't give the model number but check compuvest

http://www.compuvest.com/Items.jsp?cid=1&sid=11

Just checked- only thing they have is the complete server

model is G7 N40L

The motherboard is available @ HP spare parts, but cost more than the system. OMG
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