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    Hi guys,
    Can someone help me a bit, my x3650 is not powering up, it has only 1 PSU ( primary ) , the PSU lights are as follows AC-ON DC-OFF, nothing on the front panel is lit, no leds on the motherboard as well. In the guide it say that it's a faulty PSU, the server is out of warranty and i simply can not afford 500$ only for diagnostic so i have to do it myself. Is there anyone that have had a similar problem or can provide some support in that situation? The PSU fans are not starting when connected to the power cord ( like they used to ) , do you guys think that it's the power-supply or it can be something else, it's strange how if the psu is faulty the AC led is ON.
    Thank you for your help guys, i'm really stuck and any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: IBM X3650 not powering

    Sounds like a PSU to me.

    Do you have a multi meter where you can test the voltages from the PSU.

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    • #3
      Re: IBM X3650 not powering

      I have multimeter, but i simply don't know where to check and i can't find any schematics for the PSU. Messy situation the bad side of servers, OEM's love to make everything different so you must buy and buy

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      • #4
        Re: IBM X3650 not powering

        You can get a power supply tester for under $10 -- it plugs the MoBo connector in and others one at a time. Well worth adding to your toolkit.

        A multimeter will only allow you to test one line at a time
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: IBM X3650 not powering

          That's a good idea, i really am super stupid for not having one. The PSU itself is not connecting on ATX, but the connection to the MB itself looks like ATX.
          I'll post tomorrow if it was the PSU, as it wont be delivered today ( snow and IBM here having very strange working time - up to 17:00 )
          Thanks guys, it feels better when you have someone ( even virtual ) to talk to.

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          • #6
            Re: IBM X3650 not powering

            You'll probably find that the power supply is a 24 pin ATX connector.

            Before following these steps please ensure that you have taken all necessary precautions against getting an electrical shock.

            I take no responsibility for any damage you cause to your device or yourself by posting this video for you.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rivoVzxwNtI

            On a side note i have tested these types of devices on numerous PSU's and have never cut any wires to test the current so please do not cut any wires.

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            • #7
              Re: IBM X3650 not powering

              Watched the video and I think that guy was half cut. What a pinhead. The PSU tester, as suggested above, is a far superior option due to some PSUs needing a lead before they will power up. The tester supplies this load. I would also hate for the official recommended and certified paperclip to slip into the wrong socket.

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              • #8
                Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                Watched the video and I think that guy was half cut. What a pinhead. The PSU tester, as suggested above, is a far superior option due to some PSUs needing a lead before they will power up. The tester supplies this load. I would also hate for the official recommended and certified paperclip to slip into the wrong socket.

                The gene pool definately needs thining out in some places. [ATTACH]4492[/ATTACH]
                I have used the paper clip method and used to carry a dodgy old HDD to provide load on a molex connector. Didn't need it as often as you would think.

                I think it all just boils down to how comfortable you feel doing that kind of work. The tester does make it nice and easy but i prefer the hard core method

                Do the testers tell you which line is actually faulty??? I know we used to get quizzed when we sent them in for repair as to which line was dud.

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                • #9
                  Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                  Originally posted by Willie the Bold
                  Do the testers tell you which line is actually faulty???
                  Don't actually know as I have never used mine in anger. After a string of faulty PSUs I decided it would be a good idea to have a tester but never had another fail until now (3 or 4 years later) though I am fairly certain this dead one had blown a VR IC and most likely the fuse. Will go and check once I and unglue my arse from this comfortable chair.

                  [Edit] Bugger, glue is still solid.
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                  • #10
                    Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                    Mine has a series of lights and will definitely tell you which voltage is faulty, but I don't think it does each line on the MoBo connector.

                    Does it matter, since the solution is invariably "replace the PSU"
                    Tom Jones
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                    • #11
                      Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                      Originally posted by Ossian View Post
                      Mine has a series of lights and will definitely tell you which voltage is faulty, but I don't think it does each line on the MoBo connector.

                      Does it matter, since the solution is invariably "replace the PSU"
                      I totally agree but we used to have guy's who repaired PSU's and they wanted to know which line was faulty.

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                      • #12
                        Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                        And probably have specialist tools...
                        Would you trust a repaired PSU in a server?
                        Tom Jones
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                        Ossian Ltd
                        Scotland

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                        • #13
                          Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                          Back in the expensive old days when a PSU was $100+, a repaired unit was $30 and the usual culprit was the 12V IC. These were the days when a keyboard was $70 for a cheapo and $130 for a heavy solid Honeywell one.

                          Now keyboards are $5 and PSU is $25. These must be the good new days.
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                          • #14
                            Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                            Originally posted by Ossian View Post
                            And probably have specialist tools...
                            Would you trust a repaired PSU in a server?
                            If its repaired by a competent repairer and is done with quality parts then yes.

                            Anyway guy's i think we've taken this way off topic lol.

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                            • #15
                              Re: IBM X3650 not powering

                              I may have missed this already covered in the other comments here, but let me get this straight:

                              Power is getting to the server correct? (because you are getting green lights, but the fans are not spinning up)

                              Can you even get to the BIOS?

                              Have you recently be inside the chassis? (Before your issue started?)

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