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# 70079 18-Oct-2010 16:44
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I have a problem.

I have a HP Proliant ML350 G5 server that wont boot up.

All the troubleshooting I can do points to dead power supplies. 

I have tried and made many phonecalls but cannot find anyone in Christchurch that has one of these servers and can lend me a PSU for 5 mins so I can test it.

I am not a business so I am heavily avoiding calling HP and having to pay for out of warranty support as I basically cannot afford it.

Does anyone know anywhere or anyone in Christchurch that I can take my server to that has a spare 5 mins and they will have a PSU I can plug in, they are hot swappable so it is easy and quick to do, so I can test my machine to confirm all the troubleshooting theories.

I am not trying to take the PSU home, I can bring the server to them.

The part number of the server is 379123-001. If you have one of these I would be very grateful if I could borrow it for 5 mins.

Like I said, failing that, if anyone knows where in Chch I can find a shop that can check the old PSU's I would appreciate it.

Thanks. 




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  # 393378 18-Oct-2010 22:40
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You mentioned power supplie(s), as in plural, the chances of two failing at the same time is fairly remote. Also doesn't the power supply have a status indicator like most other server PSUs?


Could always get a cheap volt meter from dick smith for perhaps $10 and test it yourself? or pop the hood of your server and look for lights/spinning fans etc to see whether its the PSUs



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  # 393431 19-Oct-2010 07:21
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I thought the same about both PSU's dying at same time but all the lights on the motherboard are ok except for the power light. All fans etc seem to be working, or at least they did last time there was any signs of life in the machine.

It used to power on for a second and then shut down with the "internal health" light flashing. Now it doesn't even do that.

The PSU's do have a green light on them that I assume lights up when plugged in. These ones do not light up at all which is why I figure it is the dead PSU's.

I just want to eliminate the one possible cause I know of.

I figure it may have had one dead PSU before, since it only needs one to run anyway, and then the other one finally gave up on me? Not sure.




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  # 393715 19-Oct-2010 18:14
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I got hold of a power supply, put it in the machine and it powered up beautifully.

Cheers




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