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I'm tempted to buy this one off eBay and I was wondering if anyone knows what error they are saying it's having and if its fixable.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330618988116?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

Any information is appreciated, thanks.
     
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The auction description itself is missing the crucial word: Fan. One of the pictures shows the entire error: System zone fan assembly failure. I would imagine that one of the fans (or the entire fan bar) that blows over the CPUs/memory is missing or bad. I'm not an HP server guy (if it were a Dell you'd be in business right now) so I can't comment on where the fans are or, possibly, where they're supposed to be, but I don't see any fans pointed at the CPUs/memory. If you look at the second and third picture, you can see some unplugged wires that look like the ones that plug into the fans pointed at the PSUs. The fans themselves may be hidden underneath the metal shroud, but I don't know for sure.

Given the price of shipping and the age of the system, I vote nay on this one.
    
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The auction description itself is missing the crucial word: Fan. One of the pictures shows the entire error: System zone fan assembly failure. I would imagine that one of the fans (or the entire fan bar) that blows over the CPUs/memory is missing or bad. I'm not an HP server guy (if it were a Dell you'd be in business right now) so I can't comment on where the fans are or, possibly, where they're supposed to be, but I don't see any fans pointed at the CPUs/memory. If you look at the second and third picture, you can see some unplugged wires that look like the ones that plug into the fans pointed at the PSUs. The fans themselves may be hidden underneath the metal shroud, but I don't know for sure.

Given the price of shipping and the age of the system, I vote nay on this one.


Wow I guess I really didn't look hard enough on that listing. Now that I saw what the actual error was I was able to google it and it appears it means its not sensing one of those three fans by the dual PSU's on the left hand side of the machine.

It's supposedly an easy fix so maybe I'll go ahead and buy it.


This server is actually Very cheap compared to all other servers on ebay, years ago it was easy to find dirt cheap servers but now its hard to come across one for less than $50. However if you know of any other cheap ones I should look at let me know.

Thanks for your help.
     
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Cheap to buy, but not necessarily cheap to get running. I really think there's something missing here:



You'll also need U320 SCSI hard drives.
    
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Cheap to buy, but not necessarily cheap to get running. I really think there's something missing here:



You'll also need U320 SCSI hard drives.

I am by no means an expert with this but I did do a bit of reasearch and it looks like the fans are actually inside that area you highlighted, just up front more.

If you look right where you highlighted you can see three wires each with a 7 pin connector, they go to the fans that are farther toward the front.

I did buy it because I saw a 73GB drive with the tray and all for $9 with shipping, and I also heard that only one of the fan's will trigger the error, so I can simply switch two of the fans and then it should work.
     
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It should be arriving tomorrow, I'm excited!
     
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Did it come?
    
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Did it come?


Should be here within a few hours.
     
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I got it and tried swapping fans in every possible combination and nothing will make the "1611 - System fan zone assembly failure detected" message go away.

After the message it displays a 5 second timer then powers off. I have tried disconnecting and reconnecting the fan assembly board as well but it did nothing.

No matter where they're connected, each fan in the system will spin and work correctly. I also noticed each fan had a small extention cable plugged into it, it was just a normal female to male extention cable but it had a resistor inline with one of the fans, to take the real high pitch noise out of it, i've even tried removing this extention but even directly plugged in, it still shows the error and won't let me enter bios or anything, just shutdown.
     
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Are you missing any fans?
    
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