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S5520HC Solid System Status LED (Amber) & solid ID LED (blue)

New Contributor I

After a change of a LSI 9266-8i Controller with same one, my motherboard doesn't work any more,


Have System Status LED solid amber light & ID LED solid blue light!

I cannot turn off the ID LED, I cannot power on the system, I tried to clear cmos, last night I live the Server without Power, . . . . System_LED

What does it mean?

For the amber System Status Light I found:

Fatal alarm – system has failed or shut down

– CPU Missing

– Thermal Trip asserted

– Non-recoverable temperature threshold asserted

– Non-recoverable voltage threshold asserted

– Power fault/Power Control Failure

– Fan redundancy lost, insufficient system cooling. This

does not apply to non-redundant systems.

– Power supply redundancy lost insufficient system power.

This does not apply to non-redundant systems.

Note: This state also occurs when AC power is first applied to

the system. This indicates the BMC is booting.

Tried with other 100% working cpu,s

Tried the motherboard in a SC5650BRP Case, the same problem, solid System Status LED (amber) and solid ID LED (blue)

All fan's ok

All powersupplies are ok

Motherboard: S5520HC

2x Xeon L5630

Case SC5600BRP (2x750W)

Kingston RAM 6x8 GB 1333

What can I try? Or is this motherboard fault ???

Sorry for my bad english !

thanks & regards

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Remove the add-in controller and try to boot the server with minimal configuration (one CPU, one DIMM). If the server can boot, add the components one at a time. If it doesn't boot, check the POST Code LEDs on the back of the board. See Appendix E of the board Technical product specification for more details about POST Code LEDs.

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New Contributor I


Thanks for your answer.

I tired also with Minimum configuration,

I tried without any Controller Card, only the Board, changed CPUs, changed RAM anf the CASE with Power Supplies,., nothing helps.

All other components work, have here more S5520HC/SC Servers.

I cannot Check the Post Code LEDs, the System doesn't power on.

Have only System Status LED solid amber light & ID LED solid blue light!

Motherboard will be exchanged (warranty)


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i have the same issue last days.

How did you managed the situation?

Did you change the board?

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