Sign up using Facebook. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Non-IBM monitor cables might cause unpredictable problems. The monitor cables are connected correctly. But still no video.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. If the monitor passes the diagnostic programs, the problem might be a video device driver.

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See Solving undetermined vide. Email Required, but never shown. No error LED’s are lit on the mainboard which would indicate the source of the problem. If you cannot diagnose the problem, call for service.

Wrong characters appear on the screen. If the server passes the video diagnostics, the video is good; see Solving undetermined problems. Replace the components listed in step 2 one at a time, in the order shown, restarting the server each time: Go to the IBM support website at IBM Support Portal to check for technical ivdeo, hints, tips, and new device drivers vkdeo to submit a request for information.


Some IBM monitors have their own self-tests. To use the IMM remote presence function, remove the optional video adapter. Run the diagnostic programs. Magnetic fields around other devices such as transformers, appliances, fluorescents, and other monitors can cause screen jitter or wavy, unreadable, rolling, or distorted screen images.

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Monitor Video vkdeo if one is installed Trained service technician only System board. I picked up this server at an auction from a company bankruptcy. Any ideas how to reset the IMM password, is there a jumper workaround? The IMM remote presence function is disabled if you install an optional video adapter.

The monitor works when you turn on the server, but the screen goes blank when you start some application programs.

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Try using a different monitor on the server, or try using the monitor that is being tested on a different server. After turning the power on, the IMM fires up and a bit later the server.


The server has no release hatch for the light diagnostics led panel, so I assume none is present. The monitor has screen jitter, or the screen image is wavy, unreadable, rolling, or distorted.

Monitor and video problems

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Move the device and the monitor at least mm 12 in. The monitor cables are iibm correctly. But still no video. Symptom Action Testing the monitor. Used the server as a lab environment for about 2 months. Sign up using Facebook.

Monitor cable Video adapter if one is installed Monitor Trained service technician only System board. Trained service technician only If the server fails the video diagnostics, replace the system board.

The server is turned on.