The HPE Technical Remanufacturing Checklist for products, that are as good as new

Incoming Product Inspection

1 Products must pass a cosmetic inspection based on strict HPE Factory Standards.
If the parts do not meet the following requirements they are replaced with original HPE new parts:

  • On visible front-facing surfaces (Class 1), light scratches must measure less than 6 cm, deep scratches must measure less than 2 mm
  • Any areas of blemishes, abrasions or water spots must measure less than 1.5 cm
  • Any dents on panels
  • Any rusts spots

2 System Power up and configuration checks performed

3 Validation of parts against Bill of Materials

4 Components inspections, such as memory and hard disks must bear manufacturer’s seals of authenticity. Otherwise they are rejected and scrapped for recycling.

5 All cables and accessories are scrapped for recycling and replaced by new ones

6 Perform Engineering Change Notification checks to latest new product factory specifications


7 Perform disassembly down to sub-assembly level; parts such as fans, power supplies, major cages and I/O panels are cleaned

8 Intensive cleaning of all sub-assembly parts and racks

9 Removal of labels and regeneration of new product labels

10 Minor touch up of external surfaces may occur if needed

Assembly & Software Installations

11 Product component assembly and system integration

12 Storage drives reformatted and retested to ensure data integrity. Every drive is wiped clean of any data and every disk is separately overwritten

13 Restore Factory Default settings and reset all password settings

14 Restore licensed version of Operating System Software and install latest Firmware updates

Product Functional Test

Coverage Static Testing Dynamic Testing
Configuration and System Settings - Product Configuration Checks
- Hardware checks via system LED/LCD displays
- Unit Serial number Update
- System and I/O firmware verification and updates
Fans - Fan Status checks  
CMOS   - Random Data Pattern Tests
PCI Bus/Serial Port/USB Devices   - Detect and Read Tests
Temperature Status   - Temperature Caution Tests
Peripheral Interconnect Tests   - All Hot-plug Hard disk slots Interconnectivity tests
- DVD/CD-ROM boot and O/S installation checks
- LAN connectivity
Processor - CPU clock speed - Real-time clock test cycles
- Up to 24-h run-in tests
Memory - Memory Size and Slot Test - Random Address Tests
- Read/Write Test
- March/Noise/Walk/ECC Tests
- Up to 24-h run-in tests

16 SCSI Adaptors, Fibre Channel Host Bus adapters, SAN switches, LAN etc, are tested where options apply

17 Mandatory electrical safety Hipot/Ground bond tests

Final Product Inspection And Deliverables

18 Archive Test logs and Product Manifest Outputs for Test status Verifications

19 Include newest versions of product documentations and/or CD kits

20 Optional provision of racking services for Storage and Server products, inclusive of Power Distribution Unit cabling works

21 Re-packaging in new HPE boxes or wood crates as per HPE Factory standard packaging procedures

22 The Warranty period is reset in the HPE Worldwide Service Database upon shipment date

23 Product is ready for delivery and installation