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SR2400/se7520jr2 doesn't post

I know this is a pretty dated server, but I have a friend that doesn't have much money to spare (kids) that needs a box to run Openfiler for his home VMware lab.  I had bought the system to steal the cover, fan shroud, and a bunch of other non-critical parts for my SR2500 that I'm putting together.

Here is what I get:
Upon starting the system, the status LED on the front is green, and the diag LEDs on the back are all 4 amber (they stay amber no matter what).
About 5 seconds later I hear the fans slow down and the status LED on the chassis front goes amber (critical/non-recoverable according to Intel docs).  The diag LEDs are still all amber.  Nothing ever shows up on the screen, I don't get any beep codes, and none of the CPU or RAM fault LEDs illuminate.

Here is what I've tried, with no changes in the results:
Double checked all jumper settings
Resetting the BIOS both by jumper and removing the battery for 30mins
Force it to boot from ROM bank 0 via jumper
Tried booting without the riser cards in it
Tried booting with nothing connected to the board except power, fans, CPUs, and memory
Tried swapping out the memory sticks

I don't have high hopes for the system at this point.
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DracoDan
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CallandorCommented:
I think you have done all you could - the problem with most old motherboards is that the capacitors go bad.  If you had an ESR meter and tested a few of them, you could verify this.  Afterwards, you would have to decide if you can replace them and if the cost is worth it.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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DracoDanAuthor Commented:
Turns out one of the CPUs was bad.  Once I pulled the second CPU, the system booted fine.  All capacitors are in surprisingly good shape.

Sorry for (almost) abandoning this!
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