Use this information to solve monitor and video problems. Move the device and the monitor at least mm 12 in. Wrong characters appear on the screen. Replace the following components one at a time, in the order shown, restarting the server each time: If an action step is preceded by ” Trained service technician only ,” that step must be performed only by a Trained service technician. No error LED’s are lit on the mainboard which would indicate the source of the problem. Moving a color monitor while it is turned on might cause screen discoloration.
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I picked up this server at an auction from a company bankruptcy. Anyone an idea what’s wrong, a dead motherboard?
Monitor and video problems
Used the server as z3550 lab environment for about 2 months. Some IBM monitors have their own self-tests. Moving a color monitor while it is turned on might cause screen discoloration.
The server has vidso release hatch for the light diagnostics led panel, so I assume none is present. The manual describes you can reset it from the server itself but since it won’t boot, I’m stuck.
Trained service technician only Replace the system board. See Solving undetermined problems. Observe the checkpoint LEDs on the system board; if the codes are changing, go to step 6.
If the monitor passes the d3550 programs, the problem might be a video device driver. The monitor is turned on and the brightness and contrast controls are adjusted correctly.
After about sec the diagnostics vidwo LED is lit and about min later the server shuts down. Move the device and the monitor at least mm 12 in. Monitor cable Video adapter if one is installed Monitor Trained service technician only System board.
If there is no power to the server, see Power problems. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.
If an action step is preceded by ” Trained service technician only ,” that step must be performed only by a Trained service technician. If the wrong language is displayed, update the server firmware to the latest level see Updating the firmware with the correct language. The IMM remote presence function is disabled if you install an optional video adapter.
Email Required, but never shown. Make sure that the correct server is controlling the monitor, if applicable. After turning the power on, the IMM fires up and a bit videl the server. The IMM website is accessible however, I don’t have the password and was unable to reset it. Make sure that the monitor cables are firmly connected. Sign up using Facebook. Monitor Video adapter if one is installed Trained service technician only System board.
The server is turned on.
Monitor and video problems – IBM System x M3
Wrong characters appear on the screen. Post as a guest Name. But still no video.