PowerEdge 2650 Rack Mounted Server won't start
Posted on 2006-06-15
I know this is a server question not a desktop question but there didn't seem to be an appropriate place, please correct me if I am being dense...
We have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 Rack Mounted Server that appears to be in permanent standby (according to the led codes we have looked up, blue flashing light on the power button, steady blue light at the information led at the back)
With the power plugged in all the LEDs on the motherboard that I can see are green, (most of which seem to relate to the fans except one which says DS16) and the NIC has both a green led connection and a flickering orange activity led glowing, however the fans aren't actually running...
Additionally the little blue status screen at the front is up and running.
The environment that the server was in was a hot, dusty, store room with no ventialtion, no UPS and there was a tendency for there to be micro power outages (i.e.: about a second, of which serveral occured while replacing the server, including one caused by a shop assistant changing a light bulb) so probably about the worst possible environment you can image (although to dells credit it has survived for 4 years...)
As near as I can gather the hardware thinks everything is tickety boo and that the Server is in Stanby Mode, please refer to OS manual (NT 4.0 SP6, and you thought it couldn't get any worse).
So, before I break this server up for spare parts as anyone got any clever suggestions...?
Not urgent but bugging me, although 4 years old it is good enough to use at one of our stores so it would be nice if it could be revived...