5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2013 10:24 AM by Yara Eovento

    From keyboard error to unable to boot

    Yara Eovento

      Hi,

      I have tried everything I could at this point and after a lot of browsing I still don’t know what to do.

      Your help is very much appreciated.

      THANK YOU!

       

       

      Description:

       

       

      Before the system could not run,  I had noticed the warning LED was amber (either blinking or solid), but the system was running, so I never looked into it. (led is labeled as 9 on the chassis)

       

       

      And then things went wrong:

      Keyboard failure was wrongfully diagnosed as a system problem.

       

       

      Opened chassis to inspect connections.

       

       

      Probably the big mistake:

      Held power on for 30s with AC disconnected. (With and without battery).

       

       

      Try to turn on workstation.

       

       

      System offers to access bios setup, Intel logo screen is displayed.

       

       

      System throws error:

      [code]

      Intel Boot Agent GE v1.3.27

       

       

      PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

      PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

       

       

      Reboot and select proper Boot device (...) press any key

      [/code]

       

       

      Additionally, the warning led is solid amber, even with computer turned off.

       

       

       

       

      System specs:

       

       

      OS:

      Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot

       

       

      Chassis:

      Intel SC5650WS

       

       

      Processors:

      Intel Xeon X5650

      MM 907463

       

       

      Thermal Solution:

      BXSTS100A

      Active Thermal Solut w/ Fixed Fan. For Use with Nehalem Svr CPUs. Active Ver

       

       

      Graphics Card:

      Nvidia Quadro FX1800 PCIE16

      768Mb GDDR3 DVI-I 2DP 59W USED/SLOTCTLR

      PNY

       

       

      motherboard:

      Intel S5520SCR

       

       

      memory

      Kingston technology 6GB

      PC3-10600 DDR3-1333MHz ECC Registered w/ Parity CL9 240-Pin DIMM Single Rank, x4 Memory (Kit of 3) w/ Thermal Sensor (Intel Validated)

       

       

      Internal Disk

      (Ubuntu 12.04)

      160Gb Intel  X25-M Mainstream Sata Solid-State Drive

      MM902464

       

       

      Internal disk

      (Windows 7)

      500Gb WD

       

       

      additional storage:

      1TB Baracuda 7200 12 Sata 7200 RPM 32Mb 3.5in