DL380 G4 No Video (no visible post)
Posted on 2010-01-09
After a few months down this server isn't sending video signal. I tried some of the solutions given in a September 2009 question but have not had success.
All lights inside and out appear to be correct (green if on)
The machine has two CPU's. 3.4?? Xeons, 6xU320 300GB drives, and 12GB RAM (6x2).It has 2 standard redundant power supplies installed It is powered via a HP Compaq XR3000 UPS. The lights on that show OK. The HDD's spin up one by one and show green.
I have reseated the RAM but there were no light complications and I think that it was OK. There was no movement of the machine between use.
Previously it used a Dell USB RF keyboard and mouse and this worked seemlessly. Upon attemtping to restart the batteries were dead on these and replaced. When there was no action I stuck a microsoft standard mouse and a Logitech keyboard into the back mouse and keyboard receptors with no success.
It is connected to the network and the rear NIC activityh light blinks green but the drives cannot be accessed from other computers.
There are a couple things I remember vaguely doing before powering down and going OS for a while. One was that I fiddled around shuffling a couple drives. There are a couple spare and I suppose it is remotely possible that one of them should be in there. However I have tried the HP smartstart CD which you would think would give access in preparation for a new setup but nothing comes on the screen. And I would have thought you would get post even if you had thrown out a couple drives. 4 drives were in one RAID setup, 2 in another.
The other thing I did before closing down was added a long video cable which reached to my desk to run an old 21" CRT there. I don't recall there being any problem with that previously but it is not now receiving a signal.. Other monitors have been tried at the server with no success.(So I dont expect pin damage is a likely culpret but will have a look now)
Has me perplexed especially as there has been no problem setting it up in the past.
Grateful for any insight.
PS the thing doesn t have a Remote Lights Out Card fitted.