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Server shuts off.

Hi. In the last week, the server has shut completely down three times. I replaced the batteries in the PDU. Power went out again. I swapped out the PDU with a temporary surge protector. Power went out again. I replaced the surge protector with a new 30 min. UPS, but the server would not turn on. So I ran the power cord directly to the electrical outlet and after 15 minutes of being offline the server booted up. I am worried to shutdown the server and plug back into the UPS due to the server is supporting a retail store at the moment. Any suggestions.


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Most likley you have an overheating problem .. (especially if it booted after being off (I.e. allowed to coll down) for a while)

I would check for dust blocked heatsinks / broken fans around the CPU chips ..

Posted on Nov 29, 2008


Thanks for the suggesting the power pack. It seems there are memory parity issues and sensors on the motherboard also affecting the performance of this out-dated server. I guess it is time to replace.

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Pls try to chek to power pack for malfunctioning if it is replace the power pack with a better one

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