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X 346 powers on, then shuts down - no HDD installed

Hi, I recently received an x series 346 with no HDD and only one power supply. I plugged the unit in, and it receives power (the power led blinks). However, when I press the power button, it turns on for a moment (fans run, etc) then it shuts down. Do I need a HDD to test the server?

Also, the light indicators do not light up


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Even without the harddrive, you should be able to see the server power up with Bios/Memory test. It should be able to indicate to you that no drive found. In addition, you should be able to press F1 or F2 to enter into system setup.....hope this help

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