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Need to powerup PowerEdge with out hitting the power Button!

We have application that there is no access to the power switch and need to powerup the 1600SC as soon as AC power is applied.
Is anyone aware, if this possible?

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  • frank_pedram Feb 20, 2009

    We are looking for Auto Power recovery. There will be no access to the server as soon as mounted inside cabinet.

  • frank_pedram Feb 20, 2009

    We need this option in case of power failure so when the AC is restored the PC will power up without using the power switch. The bios option does not exist in this model, but in Dell optiplex.

  • frank_pedram Feb 20, 2009

    Thanks for your recommendation , but we found the solution. In this type of server in bios if Power switch disabled the server will power up automaticaly after AC restore.

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    2dcapcom May 11, 2010

    underneith the power switch is another tiny switch that is actually being pressed by the nice big button, have you tried pressing that?


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Ahhh ok, well in the bios of some machines their is an option to schedule a wakeup time for the PC, and you could also enable Wake On Lan and then wake up the PC remotely from a computer outside of the server room?

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    2dcapcom Feb 20, 2009

    ok, this is a situation i have never encountered, i was thinking about taping something over the power button but holding the power button in on most machines will shut the computer off and that is the opposite of what we want, one quick search led me to this, i have never used it but it may be a cheap option, you could try out the trial and see if it does what you want

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    2dcapcom Feb 20, 2009

    good to know i will keep that in mind if i every come across this situation


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