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Doesn't boot/post Hi, I have very strange problem with my server. last week it wasn't powered on, and now it doesn't boot/POST. what i mean, that display is not powering on, keyboard is not working, and nothing is working. In LCD on server where are no errors shown, but if i make something (like rip off one CPU or memory bank), it recognizes the problem and shows it on LCD. no beeps are produced, so i am lost, because i don't know were is the problem :( i checked it with diffrent video card (old PCI), but it seems not the problem (not working also). Could somebody tell me where to look the problem ?

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  • wanis Feb 28, 2008

    LCD doesn't show any error, and it doesn't post enough to get to the system diagnostics. I will try with diagnostics CD and write here an answer :) thanks

  • wanis Mar 24, 2008

    well My server is dead :) i went to hardware support, and they didn't found any suggestion why it is not working. after talking to support, we decided that the BIOS is dead in some misc way. But there are two flash'es so we didn't do anything, and i got new server :) Thanks for all your help :)

  • wahba Sep 17, 2008

    The server doesn't boot and when I accessed the container configuration utility - clicked manage containers; my RAID 5 (136.7GB) container is dead and has 2 missing members out of 3. The 3rd one is 68.3GB is detected.

  • cyford Feb 28, 2009

    i have the same issue, looked like it was the cmos battery before.. so i replaced it and rest the nvram, it let me boot to the bios 1 time then never again

  • William Cline May 11, 2010

    Is there any error code displayed on the front LCD panel? Does it POST enough to get to the system diagnostics (F10)? If not you can create a set of diagnostics diskettes using the Dell OpenManage Server Assistant CD. Boot the first diag disc and run the system diagnostics. This is a handy link: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/sy...

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