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Proliant 8500

Don Arnett
Occasional Visitor

Proliant 8500

I attempted to perform a CPU upgrade to my Proliant 8500 however it went badly. After installing the CPU upgrade the 8500 would not boot. I then removed the upgrade, restoring the system back to its previous state, but the system would still not boot. I have checked that all switches are set correctly, removed all PCI cards, and cleared NVRAM but still the same response. Sequence is as follows:
1) Fans spin up to high speed.
2) Monitor briefly indicates that it is receiving input.
3) Drives initialize.
4) Activity indicator on CD-ROM drive starts flashing.
This is as far as the system will go. The monitor remains blank, the fans remain at high speed, the LCD readout indicates nothing, and the CD-ROM activity indicator continues to blink.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
GB Tek
Valued Contributor

Re: Proliant 8500

Get the system down to a base level: 1 cpu, 1 bank of memory. Disconnect hard drive, floppy, and cd-rom cables. Power up system. Two further questions: 1) are you using an ESD wriststrap? 2) are there any audible beeps from the server?
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