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No start netfinity 5600 server

My server took an electricl hit from a lightning storm. I lost a power supply in a Dell server, 3 NIC's in different machines, a router, a cable modem and a hub. The two networked printers came thru fine. When I power the server the service processor bus light is the only thing that lights. I suspect the system board took a hit. I pulled the 667 PIII and put it in another machine along with the 1g of memory and they work fine. How can I test the board(s) to find the bad one?

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Re: no start netfinity 5600 server

Now you know that the processor and ram are good, use these on all the boards, and check the boards that dont startup are the bad ones.

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