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Sounds like a bad mother board, have you taken out the mem and see if it beeps?

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IBM System x3400 M3 7379 not booting displays orange colour (!), hangs at EFI Initialization what might be the problem. Thanks in advance.

check the indicators on the right side of the front panel for more detail of the error. search online for the manual.

Nov 28, 2011 | IBM System x3400 M3 7379 Server tower 5U...

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IBM xseries eserver x236 Bios problem: a yellow light( !) like this is on and IBM server can not start


Try this:

Light path diagnostics

Many errors are first indicated by the illumination of the system-error light in the operator information panel on the front of the server. One or more lights inside the server might also be lit that can direct you to the source of the error. The system information LED lights to alert you that there might be important information recorded in the system-error log. 2. Removing the left-side cover and look at the light panel. These LEDs indicate the type of error that has occurred.3. Once you know the general type of error and the general location of the component involved, the next step is to check the system service label on the outside of the server. This label gives an overview of internal components that correspond to many of the LEDs on the light path diagnostics panel and can help to view lit LEDs inside the server. Note: Some of the LEDs on the light path diagnostics panel will not have a corresponding LED lit on the system board.

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Dec 31, 2010 | IBM eServer xSeries 236

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Compaq ProLiant DL380 G2 boot error. Front panel led "Internal health" initially green, then goes red with 2 second beep alternating with 2 second off. All ram leds yellow - only two populated. ...

You can get all of the documentation here

Also, Judging that the LEDs are not corresponding with the servers actual status (processor LED), This server may have been taken apart and the wires to the status leds were incorrectly reconnected. I would look at the documentation for the motherboard and compare to the wiring diagram. The RAM May be an issue. Depends on whether the machine makes it past POST (Power On Self Test). If it does, The ram is fine. If not, I would inspect that beep code further. It probably has something to do with the memory. If the memory is malfunctioning, you will get no response from the machine other than beep codes and status leds. According to the documentation, the closest match for your beep code means this:

207-Memory Configuration Warning -
DIMM In Socket X does not have Primary Width of 4 and only supports standard ECC.
Advanced ECC does not function when mixing DIMMs with Primary Widths of x4 and x8.
Audible Beeps: 1 long, 1 short, or none
Possible Cause: Installed DIMMs have a primary width of x8.
Action: Install DIMMs that have a primary width of x4 if Advanced ECC memory support is required.

I hope this helps. Thank you for choosing

Dec 03, 2010 | Compaq ProLiant DL380 Server

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Hi, my server doesn't turn on with the power button, what can i do? The power led indicator is blinking but when I push the power button nothing happens. Is there any other way to turn on that server?


first thing i would check would be that you are using a good grounded outlet. Checking with a ground fault checker will tell you if you have a grounded outlet. If the ground check fails, try plugging into an outlet that does check good.

If you dont have one handy, then the easiest way to determine what is causing your server not to boot, is to check the light path diagnostics.

here is a link to the IBM options install guide that also has the diagnostic codes and instructions for accessing the light path diagnostic panel, inside the server.

To access the light path diagnostics panel, slide the latch to the left on the front of the light path diagnostics drawer.

This section starts on page 12 in the manual, or page page 24 in your PDF reader.

This could be any number of issues from a faulty VRM, or failed power supply, or bad processor. The light path diagnostics will tell you where the problem is, or at least where to start.

Hope this helps

Jan 04, 2010 | IBM xSeries 346 Server

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Its not booting and the Leds VRM and NMI are with amber color

VRM and NMI lights lit usually indicate an issue with CPU #2's VRM which can be replaced. Also check 5 lights on back middle of system. If VRM light is lit here remove CPU 2 and VRM and reboot system. If system boots, this was the issue...

Apr 25, 2009 | IBM eServer xSeries 346 8840 (884022U)

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IBM xseries 205, Model 8480-43X Memory upgrade an POST BEEP

Those beeps mean that your RAM is not functioning. Are you sure you got the right upgrade type. Sometimes it'll fit into socket but won't work because of speed. Or just try reseating the modules.

Jan 14, 2009 | IBM eserver xSeries 205 8480

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HP Proliant ML370 Server i have problems solving this server problem. When you turn on the server it tries to initialize and come up. But after a while it gives a beep sound, this sound is like that of a...

Remove all the cards except dispaly from the slots,disconnect all  hdds and start the server in minimum hardware and check.reset bios .Is there any LEDs in the mother board is glowing amber or red colour??Please try these diagnostics.

Oct 29, 2008 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML530 Server

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Boot Problems... Complicated...

The IBM Netfinity 5600 is a complicated beast for sure. You really need to get a copy of the Netfinity Manual from IBM (not on the web site fyi.). It's as big as the machine unfortunately. In section 3, p.124 it lists 3-3-3 beep code as "No memory has been detected in the system" solution is "Reseat mem modules or install mem modules. If prob persists get machine serviced." On the previous page, 3 short beeps (only) on POST indicate "system mem error. combo only occurs when video bios cannot display error msg. replace the failing mem module." You might also want to check the light-path diagnostics inside the machine. A little light will be illuminated right beside the bad DIMM.

Jun 06, 2008 | IBM Netfinity 5600 8664 Server

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Wont Post get 9 beeps!

This problem is due to the mix of registered and unregistered DIMMs. 64Mb and 128 Mb DIMM's are unregistered memory technology 256MB is registered memory technology. A mix of registered and unregistered memory prevents the server from completing startup, and results in an error beep sequence and a blank screen

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