ASUS 5U Tower Chassis Kit AK34 User Manual

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AK34

5U Tower Chassis Kit

User Guide

Disclaimer/Copyrights

Copyright © 2003 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”).

ASUS provides this manual “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall ASUS, its directors, officers, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including damages for loss of profits, loss of business, loss of use or data, interruption of business and the like), even if ASUS has been advised of the possibility of such damages arising from any defect or error in this manual or product.

Specifications and information contained in this manual ae furnished for informational use only, and are subject to change at any time without notice, and should not be construed as a commitment by ASUS. ASUS assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in this manual, including the products and software described in it.

Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

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Product Name:

ASUS AK34

Manual Edition:

First edition V1 (E1329)

Release Date:

June 2003

 

 

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Contents

Disclaimer/Copyrights .....................................................................

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Contents .........................................................................................

iii

Notices ............................................................................................

v

Safety information ..........................................................................

vi

About this guide .............................................................................

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ASUS Contact Information ...........................................................

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Chapter 1: Product introduction .........................................

1-1

1.1

Package contents ...............................................................

1-2

 

1.1.1

ASUS AK34 chassis kit ..........................................

1-2

 

1.1.2

Standard items .......................................................

1-2

 

1.1.3

Optional item ..........................................................

1-2

1.2

Overview ............................................................................

1-3

1.3

Front panel features ...........................................................

1-4

1.4

Rear panel features ............................................................

1-5

1.5

Internal features .................................................................

1-6

1.6

LED information ..................................................................

1-7

Chapter 2: Hardware setup ..................................................

2-1

2.1

Preparation .........................................................................

2-2

 

2.1.1

Tools to use ............................................................

2-2

 

2.1.2 System components and devices to install ............

2-2

2.2

Removing and installing the side cover ..............................

2-3

 

2.2.1

Removing the cover ...............................................

2-3

 

2.2.2

Installing the cover .................................................

2-3

2.3

Motherboard installation .....................................................

2-4

 

2.3.1

Motherboard dimensions .......................................

2-4

 

2.3.2 Placement direction and screw holes ....................

2-5

 

2.3.3

Installing the motherboard .....................................

2-6

2.4

Installing 5.25-inchdrives ...................................................

2-7

 

2.4.1 Removing the front panel assembly ......................

2-7

 

2.4.2 Installing a 5.25-inchdrive .....................................

2-8

2.5

Installing hard disk drives .................................................

2-12

2.6

Installing or removing an expansion card .........................

2-15

 

2.6.1 Installing a standard size expansion card ............

2-15

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2.6.2 Installing a long expansion card ..........................

2-17

 

2.6.3 Removing an expansion card ..............................

2-18

2.7

Removable components ...................................................

2-19

 

2.7.1

Chassis fan ..........................................................

2-19

 

2.7.2

Roller wheels .......................................................

2-20

 

2.7.3

Power supply modules .........................................

2-21

2.8

Connecting the cables ......................................................

2-22

Appendix: Troubleshooting ..................................................

A-1

A.1 Simple fixes ........................................................................

A-2

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Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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Safety information

Electrical Safety

IMPORTANT

Before installing or removing signal cables, ensure that the power cables for the system unit and all attached devices are unplugged.

To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system.

When adding or removing any additional devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.

If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your dealer.

CAUTION

This product is equipped with a three-wirepower cable and plug for the user’s safety. Use the power cable with a properly grounded electrical outlet to avoid electrical shock.

Operation Safety

IMPORTANT

• Any mechanical operation on this server must be conducted by certified or experienced engineers.

Before operating the server, carefully read all the manuals included with the server package.

Before using the server, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If any damage is detected, contact your dealer as soon as possible.

To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.

Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Place the server on a stable surface.

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About this guide

Audience

This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server.

Contents

This guide contains the following parts:

1.Chapter 1: System overview

This chapter describes the general features of the AK34 barebone server. It includes sections on front panel and rear panel specifications.

2.Chapter 2: Hardware setup

This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components.

3.Appendix: Troubleshooting

This appendix lists the common problems that you may encounter while using the AK34 barebone server. It lists the possible causes of the problems and offers solutions. You may refer to this part and try to solve simple problems before calling customer support.

Conventions

To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task.

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ASUS Contact Information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)

Address:

150 Li-TeRoad, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112

General Tel:

+886-2-2894-3447

General Fax:

+886-2-2894-3449

General Email:

info@asus.com.tw

Technical Support

MB/Others (Tel):

+886-2-2890-7121(English)

Notebook (Tel):

+886-2-2890-7122(English)

Desktop/Server (Tel):

+886-2-2890-7123(English)

Support Fax:

+886-2-2890-7698

Web Site:

www.asus.com.tw

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)

Address:

44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA

General Fax:

+1-502-933-8713

General Email:

tmd1@asus.com

Technical Support

Support Fax:

+1-502-933-8713

General Support:

+1-502-995-0883

Notebook Support:

+1-510-739-3777x5110

Web Site:

usa.asus.com

Support Email:

tsd@asus.com

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)

Address:

Harkortstr. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany

General Email:

sales@asuscom.de (for marketing requests only)

General Fax:

+49-2102-9599-31

Technical Support

Support Hotlines:

(Components)

+49-2102-9599-0

 

(Notebook PC)

+49-2102-9599-10

Support Fax:

+49-2102-9599-11

Support Email:

www.asuscom.de/support (for online support)

Web Site:

www.asuscom.de

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Chapter 1

This chapter describes the general features of the AK34 chassis kit. It includes sections on front panel, rear panel, and internal features.

Product introduction

ASUS AK34 chassis kit

1-1

1.1Package contents

1.1.1 ASUS AK34 chassis kit

The AK34 models are distinguished by the type of bundled HDD tray and power supply. Refer to the following table to check the items that came with the model you purchased.

Model

HDD tray type

Power supply unit(s)

AK34-R5

IDE/SCSI

500W redundant (2 units)

AK34-S4

IDE/SCSI

450W single

AK34-S3

IDESCSI

320W single

1.1.2 Standard items

1.Chassis kit including:

power supply unit(s)

CD-ROMdrive

floppy disk drive

internal HDD trays (5 units)

chassis fan

chassis roller wheels

2.Cables

chassis intrusion cable

power cable

3.Component screws

4.ASUS AK34 Chassis Kit User Guide

1.1.3 Optional item

ASUS AK34 5U Rackmount Rail Kit

If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.

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Chapter 1: Product introduction