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Removing a DC Power Supply from an EX4300 Switch

The power supply in EX4300 switches is a hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable unit (FRU) installed in the rear panel of the switch: You can remove and replace it without powering off the switch or disrupting switch functions.

Before you begin removing a power supply from the switch:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove the power supply from the switch chassis:

  • ESD grounding strap
  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
  • An antistatic bag or an antistatic mat
  • Replacement power supply or a cover panel for the power supply slot

Caution: We recommend that you install either a replacement power supply or a cover panel in the empty power supply slot to prevent chassis overheating and dust accumulation.

Note: The power supply slots are at the right end of the rear panel on 24-port and 48-port switches, and at the left end on 32-port switches. Figure 70 shows how to remove a DC power supply from 24-port or 48-port switches. The procedure is the same for 32-port switches.

  1. Place the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Make sure that the voltage across the DC power source cables leads is 0 V and that there is no chance that the cables might become active during the removal process.
  4. Remove the plastic cover from the input terminals by sliding the cover either to the left or right.
  5. Unscrew the locking screws counterclockwise by using the screwdriver.
  6. Remove the cable lugs from the input DC terminals.
  7. Slide the ejector lever toward the left until the power supply is unseated.
  8. Grasp the power supply handle and pull firmly to slide the power supply halfway out of the chassis.
  9. Taking care not to touch power supply pins, leads, or solder connections, place one hand under the power supply to support it. Grasp the power supply handle with your other hand and pull the power supply completely out of the chassis.
  10. Place the power supply in the antistatic bag or on the antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface.
  11. If you are not replacing the power supply, install the cover panel over the slot.

Figure 70: Removing a DC Power Supply from an EX4300 Switch

Removing a DC Power
Supply from an EX4300 Switch

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Modified: 2015-06-23