Part Location

Xserve Battery Location

Lift the Xserve RAID Card battery straight up off its three mounting posts. Note Adhesive on the underside of the battery holds it in place on the enclosure floor. 2. Remove the battery from the enclosure. Replacement Note Before installing a new battery, remove the protective film covering the adhesive on the underside of the battery. Then lower the battery into place on its three mounting posts. Important Do not drop, disassemble, crush, incinerate, or expose the battery to temperatures above...

L PCIX and PCIE Expansion LtiU Cards

The Xserve Late 2006 has two expansion slots Slot 1, which accepts full-length 9 inch PCI-E or PCI-X cards Slot 2, which accepts half-length 6.6 inch PCI-E cards The Xserve Late 2006 accepts expansion cards that meet these specifications Slot 1 Accepts 64-bit PCI-X 133 MHz cards using a PCI-X riser Also accepts 32-bit or 64-bit 33, 66, or 100 MHz PCI or PCI-X cards with 3.3 volt universal signaling Also accepts PCI-E x8 cards using a PCI-E riser 25 Watt maximum power consumption Accepts...

Power Supply Redundancy

The Xserve supports up to two power supply modules for redundancy. There are two power supply bays in the rear of the Xserve's enclosure. You can replace or install a power supply from the back panel without removing the Xserve from the rack. If the Xserve has two power supplies, they are hot-swappable the Xserve will continue to operate using only one supply while the second is removed. For more information about removing or installing power supply modules, see Power Supply in the Take Apart...

No response to any key on keyboard

If the Xserve is locked, unlock it. 2. Verify that keyboard and mouse connections are secure. 3. Remove all USB devices, except the keyboard and mouse. If the keyboard operates correctly, troubleshoot the other USB devices. 4. Switch the keyboard to a different USB port. If the keyboard operates correctly, replace the logic board. You can also use System Profiler to verify USB ports. 6. Start up from the system installation disc or system restore disc that came with the Xserve. If the...

Builtin Video Display Port

Installing Xserve Display Card

Most Xserve Late 2006 configurations have built-in video support to drive many different types of displays without needing to add a PCI video card. A mini-DVI display port on the rear panel supplies the video output. An internal video mezzanine card supplies the built-in video. The video circuitry is based on an ATI RV515 graphics chipset with 64 MB of VRAM or 256 MB of VRAM in a CTO configuration . A mini-DVI to VGA display adapter such as the one shown above is included with the Xserve. The...

At startup cursor does not move with the Apple mouse

If the Xserve is locked, unlock it. 2. Verify that mouse and keyboard connections are secure. 3. If the mouse is connected to the keyboard, connect the mouse to one of the USB ports on the back panel instead. If the mouse works, replace the keyboard. 5. If the mouse is connected to one of the USB ports on the back panel, switch to the other USB port. If the mouse operates correctly, replace the logic board. You can also use System Profiler to verify USB ports.

Hot Pluggable SATA or SAS Drives

Xserve Drive

Xserve Late 2006 includes three hard drive bays at the front of the Xserve. All bays support hot-pluggable Apple Serial ATA SATA or Serial Attached SCSI SAS drive modules. In the Xserve Late 2006 , drive bays are numbered 1-3,beginning with the far left bay. The bay in which a drive is installed determines its master slave position, thereby eliminating the need for jumpers or special drive configuration. The drive installed in bay 1 is the master drive and should have the operating system...

Real Time Clock RTC Reset

The Real Time Clock RTC is a chip on the logic board that controls the date and time functions of the Xserve. If the Xserve is experiencing an issue booting, resetting the RTC may resolve it. Follow these steps to reset the RTC 1. Shut Down the Xserve, either locally or using remote commands or if the Xserve is not responding, hold the power button until it turns off . 3. Remove the battery for at least 20 seconds. 4. Reinstall the battery and wait 5 seconds, then press the power button on the...

System Management Controller SMC Reset

The System Management Controller SMC is a chip on the logic board that controls all power functions for the Xserve. If the Xserve is experiencing any power issue, resetting the SMC may resolve it. The SMC controls several functions, including Telling the Xserve when to turn on, turn off, sleep, wake, idle, and so forth Handling system resets from various commands It is also recommended that the SMC be reset on any new logic board after it is installed as part of a repair. Note that resetting...

Selecting an Alternative Startup Method from the Front Panel

You can use the Xserve's front panel controls to choose from optional startup methods that might be helpful in special circumstances. To choose an alternative startup method from the front panel 1. With the power off, hold in the system identifier button while you press the on standby button. 2. Continue to hold in the system identifier button until the top row of blue lights blinks sequencially. 3. Release the system identifier button, and then press it again repeatedly to turn on the light...

PCIX and PCIE Expansion Cards

The Xserve Late 2006 has two expansion slots Slot 1, which accepts full-length 9 inch PCI-E or PCI-X cards Slot 2, which accepts half-length 6.6 inch PCI-E cards The Xserve Late 2006 accepts PCI cards that meet these specifications Slot 1 Accepts 64-bit PCI-X 133 MHz cards using a PCI-X riser Also accepts 32-bit or 64-bit 33, 66, or 100 MHz PCI or PCI-X cards with 3.3 volt universal signaling Also accepts PCI-E x8 cards using a PCI-E riser 25 Watt maximum power consumption Accepts PCI-Express...

Diagnostic LEDs

Imac Led Diagnostic

The logic board includes three sets of LEDs to help service providers troubleshoot the Xserve System status LEDs 1 in the illustration below CPU status LEDs 2 in the illustration below EFI POST LEDs 3 in the illustration below The LEDs are located toward the rear of the logic board. You must remove the top cover of the Xserve for the diagnostic LEDs to function. Refer to the charts and information on the following pages for how to interpret the LEDs.

PowerOn Self Test POST Error Indications

A power-on self test in the Xserve s ROM automatically runs whenever the Xserve is started up after being fully shut down the test does not run if the Xserve is only restarted . If the test detects a problem, the status LED located above the power button on the front of the Xserve will flash in the following ways One short flash followed by a longer off period If the system does not have any valid memory to boot from due to 1 no FB-DIMMs detected, 2 memory initialization failure or 3 a quick...

Optical disc icon does not appear on the desktop

If the Xserve is locked, unlock it. 2. Check to see if the optical drive is listed in System Profiler. If it is, go to step 3. If it is not, go to step 8. 3. Verify the correct type of disc is being used. Try using a known-good disc. 4. Try cleaning the disc. It may not mount if it is dirty or scratched. 5. If there is a disc stuck in the drive, eject it by connecting a USB mouse and restarting the Xserve while holding down the mouse button. 6. Verify the firmware is the most recent version...

System Reset

The Xserve has a system reset switch on the logic board that may be used to restart the Xserve while it is powered up. This switch can be used to determine if a Xserve that won t consistently boot from a cold start has power supply issues. Follow these steps to reset the system With the Xserve powered up, press the SYS_RST switch located on the logic board to the rear of the FB-DIMM slots. If the Xserve boots after you press the SYS_RST switch, try shutting the Xserve off and restarting by...

System Status LEDs

Power supply is providing trickle power. Normally OFF only flashes during boot cycle Normal sequence indicates control has passed from EFI operations to the OS. If light stays on after boot cycle, EFI is crashing. Important The red DS9C3 LED warns that the Xserve is in sleep mode. When this LED is ON, do not remove or replace PCI expansion cards or FB-DIMMs, because the Xserve is still powered on. If the DS9C4 LED is OFF, do the following Check that the AC cord is connected to a working AC wall...