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Server POST error code hardware diagnostic cards

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Are there any post error code monitoring diagnostic cards for servers?  Something similar to Startech's cards, plug into a pci slot, turn the server on, read the code on the card?

Looking for something for an HP Proliant DL380 G4.  It was shutdown cleanly, not a restart, no problems or errors on the shutdown routine.  When it was turned back on, nothing happened other than the fans started to spin.  No beeps, no post routine, no display on the monitor.  All the standard diagnostic things have been done that HP tech support can recommend.  Reseated components, checked cabling, replaced ram one stick at a time, etc.  

This is the fourth Proliant we have had to do this.  I'd like to determine what the problem is purely for personal satisfaction.  In the mean time we are moving away from HP equipment as fast as we can.   Proliants, MSA's, drive enclosures,hard drives, etc have all been problems.  We have been an HP shop for 16 years, not anymore.  HP are you listening, judging from the msg's on your forums, I'd say no, you couldn't care less.
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