HP Proliant DL320 G5 PPM / CPU Fault lights.

Posted on 2012-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-12-06
Hi There,

I have a HP Proliant DL320 G5 it was given to me in a faulty state which I am trying to rectify.
It powers on however there is nothing on the display no hdd activity, and the front panel is flashing red.
I opened it up and powered on to see what activity was taking place and there is a CPU fault light which is amber and a PPM light which is also amber.

I have replaced the CPU and powered on the system the lights remain amber with no display.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks
Question by:scorpioit
  • 3
LVL 55

Expert Comment

ID: 37949389
I would you would have to replace the PPM raher than the CPU. I think it's soldered onto the motherboard though. Is there a small board in a clip with a heatsink on it near the CPU?

(Rectify is near enough what it does, it creates precise voltages for the CPU so it's a mini-PSU and PSUs have rectifiers in them ;)

Author Comment

ID: 38031271

Thank you for your input. I shall check on the board and will update the post.
I have also swapped the board from a known good machine with the same lights displayed however it does not seem to provide power to the four on board fans.

Many thanks


Accepted Solution

scorpioit earned 0 total points
ID: 38651738
The system was sorted with a spare power supply.

Many thanks for your help.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38665363
It worked.

Featured Post

Zoho SalesIQ

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SAS drive speed on HP Proliant 380P Gen8 6 48
Cannot restart vCenter VM after planned ESXi shutdown 9 128
Server 2012 DISK ERROR 29 84
CCNA Data center exam questions 8 82
Usually shares are where we want them for our users and we tend to take them for granted. There are times, however, when those shares may disappear causing difficulty for your users. One of the first things to try is searching for files that shou…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now