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Replacing an MX960 AS MXC

 

Removing an MX960 AS MXC

AS MXCs are hot-insertable and hot-removable. When you remove an AS MXC, the router continues to function.

The AS MXCs are located in the AS MLCs installed in the front of the router. An AS MXC weighs less than 2 lb (0.9 kg).

To remove an AS MXC (see Figure 1):

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the AS MXC.
  2. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Use one of the following methods to take the AS MXC offline:
    • Press its online/offline button. Use a narrow-ended tool that fits inside the opening that leads to the button. Press and hold the button until the AS MXC LED goes out (about 5 seconds).

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      user@host> request chassis pic fpc-slot fpc-slot pic-slot pic-slot offline

      For more information about the command, see the CLI Explorer.

  4. Slide the AS MXC out of the AS MLC card carrier by pulling the handles, and place it in the electrostatic bag or on the antistatic mat.
  5. If you are not reinstalling an AS MXC into the emptied AS MXC slot within a short time, install a blank AS MXC panel over the slot to maintain proper airflow in the AS MLC card cage.
Figure 1: Removing an AS MXC
Removing an AS MXC

Installing an MX960 AS MXC

To install an AS MXC (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. Align the notches in the connector at the rear of the AS MXC with the notches in the AS MXC slot (slot 1—the bottom slot in the AS MLC), and then slide the AS MXC in until it lodges firmly in the AS MLC.Caution

    Slide the AS MXC straight into the slot to avoid damaging the components on the bottom of the AS MXC.

  3. Use one of the following methods to bring the AS MXC online:
    • Press the AS MXC offline/online button until the LED light turns green.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      user@host> request chassis pic fpc-slot fpc-slot pic-slot pic-slot online

      For more information about the command, see the CLI Explorer.

    The normal functioning status LED confirms that the AS MXC is online. You can also verify correct AS MXC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc pic-status command.

Figure 2: Installing an AS MXC
Installing an AS MXC