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Old 09-26-2008, 11:06 AM
flavius flavius is offline
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Unhappy Server dead

Hm, the box won't start anymore. I can see a green light in one corner of the motherboard. When I hit the button the fans start up for like half a second. No sound whatsoever.

Same with a new PSU.

Any idea what I should be looking at next?
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:30 AM
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Do you have a bunch of HDDs? Try unhooking most/all of them (completely).
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:32 AM
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My suggestion would be to disconnect all drives, add-in cards, and USB devices, leaving just CPU, RAM, and graphics. Then see if you can boot into the BIOS with just that. If not, try swapping out RAM and/or graphics if possible (maybe you can borrow parts from another machine).

If the BIOS comes up, try adding back a floppy drive and booting from that. Then hard disk, and so on, one device at a time, until you run into problems.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:35 AM
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It appears the PSU is detecting a short.

Take the system down to bare bones (MB, CPU, Mem, Video, w/display connected) and try again.

If you've replaced the PSU then it's likely one of the bare-bones items.
If it boots to CMOS, then add the peripherals back until you find the bad girl (since electronic parts denoted as female).
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:56 AM
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Tell the CFO that it's completely dead and you need all new tier 1 gear

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Old 09-26-2008, 03:21 PM
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I have tried booting with the new PSU and just the essentials. No change.

I took it to a shop this afternoon The first thing the guy did was testing the old PSU. He noticed that - while it was still producing enough juice - that the PSU fan was no longer working.
He think it's the motherboard, if not more. He recommended some Intel Mini ATX.

Any recommendations for a LGA 775 board?
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:36 PM
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I have purchased 2 of these.
Media Server: Win 7 Home (32 bit), GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83GHz, 4 GB Ram, Geforce 9600 GT PCI-E, 1x HD PVR, HD homerun (2x for OTA, 1x for FIOS QAM), 1 x HD Homerun Prime with cablecard from FIOS.

Client: Windows 10 Pro

Media Extenders: HD-200 x 3, HD-200 x 2
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