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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Failure to power on

Trying to revive a customer's Proliant 1600 that doesn't want to power on. The CPU-module has been slid in and out a few times, but all cables seem to be attached. The memory modules are plugged in properly, etc.

When I turn the power on, a faint "click" is heard, and a diode (located close to the hot-plug disks) briefly flashes - but the machine does not power up.

Original Compaq memory (3x128MB) is used.

The customer wants me to put Linux on the server, but it would help if I could power it on (!).
3 REPLIES
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Failure to power on

I have the exactly the same problem with 2 1600's.
Grant Walker
Occasional Visitor

Re: Failure to power on

I am having the same problem. The amber LEDs on the SCSI drives is briefly coming on and then turning off. Also, the fan moves just a little bit. It does this every 20 seconds or so. Any clues????
Ron Amos
Valued Contributor

Re: Failure to power on

Hi Grant & Other Forum Users,

The fact that it tries to start indicates that it is not an interlock problem such as loose cables at mini-backplane or CPU seating problem.

Normally short cycling like this would be an overload on a failing power supply. I expect your 1600's might be past warranty so three suggestions:

1) If you have another working PL1600 switch power supplies as a test.

2) Order a replacement at HP Direct (800)848-4589 OR your nearest re-seller.

3) Get a used Power Supply from several on-line used Computer supply places -- such as:
http://www.ambry.com/
http://www.compaqrepair.com/
http://www.cpqparts.com/
http://www.pcparts.com/


Ron
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