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DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

 
SagerGrantski
Occasional Advisor

DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

My new dl380 g1 died after mmartstart 5.5 tried to update the bios, it said the upgrade failed each time I tried it.
I shut it down, and pulled the battery.
I reinstalled it.
The system wont even POST now
I have tried the boot cd, of course that doesn't boot.
I went to a friends and made a boot floppy ( I am all linux,, hp/compaq needs to make iso floppy/cd images for boot disks, I dont use win)
So anyway the boot floppy doesn'y work either.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
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chongkan
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

I it doen's work after applying a ROM recovery procedure, then, I'm afraid that the only solution is replacing the System Board.
SagerGrantski
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

I have found a place that can repair bios's since I made this post.
Can anyone tell me if U57 , the only socketed chip on the board that i can see, which has a part number sticker of 143870-402 is the bios chip.
I called hp/compaq support and they had no clue.
Its a 4 sided chip, square socket at the front edge of the board as mounted in the case.
Can you show me this bois recovery proceedure, I have been looking for one and cannot seem to find one..
SagerGrantski
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

Sorry it was U59
SagerGrantski
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

Can someone show me a link to this bios recovery proceedure.
I used what I know, that didn't work. I haven't been able to find a writeup documenting exactly what the proceedure is, and I have looked.
Thanks :)
chongkan
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

Download attacement.

Here is the ROMPAQ:

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/69_1122.html#2

Good Luck!
SagerGrantski
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

Well to update..
I ordered another motherboard.
Wiped the nvram and then found out the floppy doesn't even light up when power is applied, and since its cleaned out, no post video until i can configure it, like wise I believe that I cannot boot off cd until its configured,, is this correct?
SagerGrantski
Occasional Advisor

Re: DL380 G1 died after smartstart tried to load a new bios

Well to update..I ordered another motherboard.Wiped the nvram and then found out the floppy doesn't even light up when power is applied, and since its cleaned out, no post video until i can configure it, like wise I believe that I cannot boot off cd until its configured,, is this correct?