N40L Power And Data Issue

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 | 800 Words

I’ve got an old HP N40L Proliant MicroServer that I’ve written about before and mentioned a couple of times in the past ([1], [2]). It’s been sitting variously in a storage locker and under my desk for the better part of six years and four house moves but I decided it’s finally time to either throw it out or repurpose it. I’ve finally found a use for it that I can hopefully discuss in a future post, but here I’m dedicating some time to an issue I ran into when getting it all set up and going over some of the issues with troubleshooting when all signs point you in the wrong direction.