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1611 fan failure code after replacing fan


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#1 adaniel

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:40 PM

I am trying to recover a Proliant 800 server that suffered a CPU cooling fan failure. I have a similar server that is out of service. I turned it on to make sure it would still boot up and, after overcoming its dead CMOS battery, it booted fine and the fan was good. I removed the fan and put it in the first machine, but still get fan error and at a certain point in the SCO OpenServer bootup, it fails and shuts down. I took the drive cage out and put it in the machine that booted OK and it booted right up; no fan error or other errors. I ran diags on the machine that failed and everything passed. I am guessing that the error code on the failed machine is being stored somewhere and I need to reset that. Any ideas?



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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:56 PM

I suppose you have Googled this and looked at the suggestions?

Edited by dc3, 26 August 2010 - 12:27 AM.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:35 AM

I have. Some of the referenced documents at HP (COMPAQ) are no longer available, so I was hoping someone who has been around as long as I have may have run into this and found a solution.

Thank you for responding.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:39 AM

There are only a couple of things that occur to me. One is to check the voltage for the fan. The other is to check the thermal sensors to be sure that they are working properly. I'll have to do some research to find out if they are using thermistors or diodes. Once I find out which they are I can tell you how to trouble shoot it.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:53 AM

I found some information that is interesting.

http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=338717&page=1

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:27 AM

dc3, thanks for all your help. I had seen the article you refenced and verified the replacement fan was identical to the failed one. As it turns out, I had two fan failures; the CPU fan and the I/O fan. Both throw a 1611 error, but it actually said CPU and I/O before - two error messages. After I replaced the CPU fan I had just I/O fan failure. I have been at this too long today and just missed the obvious. I have now replaced both fans and it booted - finally! Hopefully, I'll get the battery tomorrow and can put this baby to bed.

My searching did - finally - result in the correct manual with all the info I needed. It was in looking over it I realized there was a second fan hidden from view behind the I/O bays, accessible only by removing the top cover.

Here is the link to the docs for you or anyone else who may need it:
http://www.compucanjes.com/manuales/c01132693.pdf

You guys are the greatest. I posted this on HP's IT Resource Center before I posted here and still have no replies.

Thanks again and goodnight (it's 3:23AM here)

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 03:00 AM

Glad I was able to help.

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