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why the cables may have worked loose
by DREVILl30564 on Fri 24th Feb 2012 19:35 UTC
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I work as a data center administrator for a major internet hosting company, cant say who, but we're in the top 3 hosting companies.....

The cables may have worked loose due to other servers being deprovisioned and removed from the rack or being removed to be upgraded with memory or other hardware upgrades. It sometimes happens when we pull other servers from the racks, it causes other servers in the cabinet to slide forward too when the other server is pulled out. it would take a while for anything to work that loose though, but that's a possible reason for it happening. Just wanted to pass on what I knew hope it helps.

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