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My Compaq proliant server will not shut down

Well My Server wont shut down for some reason. when you plug it in it automatically starts. and when you hold down the power button for 8 seconds it shuts off and starts up in a second..... whats going on ??

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Big Bwana9 years ago
Check your Bios settings alot of servers can be set so you can't just turn them off with the push of a button, you have to do it with the software, or tell the Kick off to kill it ..
littlechef37 (author)  Big Bwana9 years ago
It wont show anything on screen
Hi, what model is it? It sounds like the same problem I had with my proliant. Big square xeon processors(the slot type)? Take them out then press them in to the sockets REALLY hard. I heard somewhere that the compaq site even said to sit on them.... although I wouldnt reccomend that! Parts can be had really cheap from ebay. Also, if it is the same model as mine you cant go into the bios without a "smartstart cd" You can download it from the hp website, but its kinda hard to find. Let me know how it goes, and feel free to ask anything else, I dont claim to be an expert, but these machines have odd quirks that most people wouldnt know about.
If your able to solder I also know a way to trick the computer into letting you reduce the horrific fan noise.
littlechef37 (author) 9 years ago
THIS IS A BIT OF AN UPDATE: SOMEHOW I GOT IT TURN ON but it wont boot..... nothing shows up on the screen... I have checked the ram, processor, I removed the CMOS battery.... I unplugged hdd and cdrom drive..... I don't think its the scuzzy board ( scsi)........ So I think its the mobo and thats not a good thing.....
littlechef37 (author)  littlechef379 years ago
Correction: Turn on and off.
littlechef37 (author)  littlechef379 years ago
AND: the hard drives don't spin
caitlinsdad9 years ago
It might be your motherboard is going bad. And in a server box, probably big bucks to replace or just get it diagnosed. Can you get to the bios and just reset everything to default to see if you get back normal power up? Try to swap out that coin-cell battery on the motherboard or pull it out for a minute and put it back in to see if it has some bad configuration settings. Next step is to start unplugging your devices(hard drive. cd-rom, dealing with any SCSCI devices?) to see when the machine goes nuts when you try to power up. Good luck.
littlechef37 (author)  caitlinsdad9 years ago
yeah its scsci
Scuzzy control board may be bad. You probably don't have a spare on hand. If not just try disabling devices on the chain one by one and make sure it is terminated.
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