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ASUS KFN4-D16/SAS doesn't start

Start as i turn on the power supply, no need to use the server's power switch but unfortunately nothing happens on screen, no way to go in bios mode, the green led on the board is on and both cpu's fans are running full rpm. Very noisy but very unfunctional. The recovery bios function doesn't work. All the jumpers and wires are OK. This is the first server i worked on, maybe i have missed something. What is solution to have it run ? May you help me ? Thanks.

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Re: ASUS KFN4-D16/SAS doesn't start

Same thing had happened to me once but i just cleaned the dust on the RAM and re inserted it and it was fixed ... this is not the solution .. but just give a try ...

Have just gave an attempt ...

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Re: ASUS KFN4-D16/SAS doesn't start

Possible problems.
1.Check your primary and secondary devices (Keyboard,Cd-Rom.Harddrive,RAM,display card) working properly or not
2. if fails then system could not able to proceed (POST)POWER ON SELF TEST
3. After POST systems boots. Using Bios utility verify Disk Drives
4. Only hard drives which produce too much Noise. Damaged hard drives might cause so Noise
5. switch off your system. Check for any cables loose connection
6. check your hard drive power cord and data cord.
7.. Due to hard drive failure system go completely blank and damaged Hard drive Booting files aslo cause
8 . Using CD-rom enable Boot and verify Hard drive working properly or not
8. if problem still persists. Contact service center.. thank you

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Re: ASUS KFN4-D16/SAS doesn't start

Hello, I would start with the power box, check to see if you have the right one, if power box works then the only other thing is the motherboard may need to be replaced. make sure you dont have a screw shorting the motherboad out. it sounds like a short on the motherboard.

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