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Replacing the MX960 Air Filter

 

Removing the Normal-Capacity MX960 Air Filter

Caution

Do not run the router for more than a few minutes without the air filter in place.

Caution

Always keep the air filter in place while the router is operating, except during replacement. Because the fans are very powerful, they could pull small bits of wire or other materials into the router through the unfiltered air intake. This could damage the router components.

To remove the normal-capacity air filter tray, use the following procedure.

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Unwrap any cables on the standard cable manager and remove the cables from the tray. Arrange the cables so that they do not block the front of the cable manager and tray, and secure them with temporary fasteners so that they are not supporting their own weight as they hang from the connector.Note

    Removing the cables from the extended cable manager is not necessary to access the air filter.

    Caution

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

    Caution

    Do not run the router for more than two minutes without the air filter in place.

  3. Simultaneously pull the two releases labeled PULL on the standard cable manager. Lift it up and outward to lock it in place to access the air filter.
  4. Pull the filter tray release on both sides of the filter tray.
  5. Slide the air filter tray out of the chassis as shown in Figure 1.
    Figure 1: Removing the Normal-Capacity Air Filter Tray from the Chassis
    Removing
the Normal-Capacity Air Filter Tray from the Chassis

Installing the MX960 Air Filter

To install the air filter (see Figure 2):

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Ensure that the air filter is right side up.
  3. Place the air filter into the air filter tray.
  4. Insert the air filter tray into the chassis by sliding it straight into the chassis until it stops.
  5. Lower the cable manager back into position.
  6. Rearrange the cables in the cable manager.
Figure 2: Installing the Air Filter
Installing the Air
Filter