If an action step is preceded by ” Trained service technician only ,” that step must be performed only by a Trained service technician. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. To use the IMM remote presence function, remove the optional video adapter. Symptom Action Testing the monitor. Sign up using Email and Password.

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Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled. 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. Trained service technician only Replace the system board. The IMM remote presence function is disabled if you install an optional video adapter. Monitor Video adapter if one is installed Trained service technician only System board. Post as a guest Name.

No error LED’s are lit on the mainboard which would indicate the source of the problem. If the monitor passes the diagnostic programs, the problem might be a video device driver. Trained service technician only If the server fails the video diagnostics, replace the system board.

Used the server as a lab environment for about 2 months. If you cannot diagnose the problem, call for service. But still no video.


Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Observe the checkpoint LEDs on the system board; if the codes are changing, go to step 6. If there is no power to the server, see Power problems. Reseat the monitor cable. Non-IBM monitor cables might cause unpredictable problems. The application program is not setting a display mode that is higher than the capability of the monitor. Make sure that the monitor cables are firmly connected. Follow the suggested actions in the order in which they are listed in the Action column until the problem is solved.

Monitor and video problems

The monitor works when you turn on the server, but jbm screen goes blank when you start some application programs. You installed the necessary device drivers for the application.

Symptom Action Testing the monitor. If the server passes the video diagnostics, the video is good; see Solving undetermined problems.

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If an action step is preceded by ” X35500 service technician only ,” that step must be performed only by a Trained service technician. Sign up using Email and Password. Make sure that the correct server is controlling the monitor, if applicable. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website viideo subject to these policies.


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The monitor is turned on and the brightness and contrast controls are adjusted correctly. The manual describes you can reset it from the server itself but since it won’t boot, I’m stuck.

Make sure that damaged server firmware is not affecting the video; see Updating the firmware.

Any ideas how to reset the IMM bim, is there a jumper workaround? After turning the power on, the IMM fires up and a bit later the server.

Monitor and video problems – IBM System x M3

Email Required, but never shown. The server is turned on. Move the device and the monitor at least mm 12 in.

The screen is blank.