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Indicator to Identify Fault on Component Located in an Attached Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033265D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

When a hardware failure occurs within the IT infrastructure, rapid diagnosis and location of a hardware fault is required so that the failed component can be replaced as quickly as possible. The illumination of LED indicators located on the part that could fail is a common method for guiding the customer to a failed component. By using a single Indicator to identify a fault located on a component in an attached device, the customer is informed that the fault location is not in the local hardware and can look elsewhere for the fault. This saves time and effort in fault diagnosis and should reduce downtime.