Need help with my HP Proliant G7 N54L Microserver red light

August 8, 2017 at 02:26:00
Specs: Android
My HP Proliant Microserver was still working just fine the night before. And the next day, when I booted it up, after a few minutes it turned off by itself and the fan was very loud. The HP logo turned red,the screen turned into sleep mode and the power button turned orange. When I pressed the power button, it would'nt turn on. I unplugged the power cord of both the CPU and the monitor. I have to wait for a few hours so that it can turn on properly but after a few minutes it shuts down, red light lights up and I'm like "Uugghh". The computer is pretty old but we need it since it's what we use for work. Thank you

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#1
August 8, 2017 at 05:17:20
Sorry to hear you are "like Uugghh" - must be painful.

Sounds like it is overheating, which would push the fan speeds up to compensate. Try cleaning it out - particularly the vents, fans and CPU heat sink.

Note that by CPU I don't mean computer, I mean "Central Processor Unit" which is the processor chip in the middle under the fan. It is probably chogged up with dust. You can clean the heat sink with a small brush through and around the fan and some compressed air - just take care.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 8, 2017 at 21:07:36
Yes.
But.
No Vacuum.
Unplug system.
Use mainly compressed air cans made for cleaning computers (available in computer and office supply stores) with assist as needed with the soft brush (like an art brush).
AND ground yourself before touching anything inside of the computer's case (touch metal screw on switch plate or metal water faucet or water pipe, both are grounded).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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