I have quite recently come into possession of an IBM Intellistation Z Pro, type 6221 Here is a brief technical description of the computer:
2.8 GHz Intel Xeon Processor x2, 512 KB Level-2 cache, 533 MHz front-side bus
3 GB PC2100 RAM
36.2 GB IBM e-Server SCSI HDD - Formatted
Integrated Broadcom 10/100/1000MBPS high-bandwidth Gigabit Ethernet
Matrox Millennium G450 (DVI-I) 4X with 32 MB double-data-rate (DDR) synchronous
dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) video memory and a single DVI-I or dual
425W output power supply
It came installed with a floppy drive, a DVD drive and a DVD/RW drive
When I first got the computer home, I was able to bring it up to its boot screen, although it would not proceed to the boot menu or into BIOS. I cleared CMOS and on restart I was greeted by the appropriate beep code, however the computer did not ask for the time or date to be reset.
I removed the SCSI HDD and replaced it with a larger IDE HDD (the computer predates the advent of SATA unfortunately). I also gave the box a thorough dusting (which it really needed )- compressed air alone was used. On restart, the fans spooled up - and that was it! No display on the monitor, no beep code to tell me what I screwed up, NADA!
I have tried all the troubleshooting tricks I know. I reseated to processors, I tried a different graphics card. I checked every adapter in the box to make sure it was correctly and well seated, I even put the original SCSI HDD back in (although I'm unsure that would make a difference) and there has been no Joy!
I am at my wit's end (although that isn't very far off) and I find myself in need of some sage advice and guidance on how to proceed to at least get back to where I was in the first place!
Thanks for reading this. I hope it makes sense.
Edited by Lord Dark Star, 26 October 2009 - 12:26 PM.