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Hp Proliant DL180G5 Hdd Led not working

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Hi, i have Hp Proliant DL180G5 with 2 sata HDD, connected to embedded SATA onboard controller, the problem is:
All HDD led stay off.

The os is windows server 2003.


I'd appreciate any help on this.
Thank you all very much.
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Did they ever work?

Any repairs done on it lately?
the led is plugged in backward, turn it 180 degrees
wire is broken
led is burnt. does it light up if you try it on the power pins?
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Hp Proliant DL180G5 is new and working properly with OS 2003 and no error in Device manager and Event viewer but 2 led activity on HDD not working.

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Then the led is:
- burnt out
- plugged/wired in backward from the factory (leds are one way, they have to be wired positive and negative)
- wire/connection is broken
- the circuit on the mobo is pooched

The first thing to do is see if you can get the led to light up, either by swapping it to the pins the power led is on, or applying 5/12v to the unplugged connector.
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Leds don't work with the embedded SATA onboard controller. You can check the manual of your server and confirm this.
You need a HP Smart Array RAID controller or similar and the right cable to connect the the backplane where the HDDs are attached in order to have hot-plug and led activity.
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