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Removing the T320 CIP


The CIP is located to the left side of the FPC card cage. It houses the Routing Engine interface ports, which accept connections to external management and alarm-reporting devices.

The CIP is hot-pluggable. It weighs approximately 6 lb (2.7 kg). When the CIP is removed, you cannot control or communicate with the router using an external device.

To remove the CIP, (see Figure 1):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Disconnect any external devices connected to the CIP.
  3. Loosen the captive screws at the top and bottom of the CIP faceplate.
  4. Grasp the handle on the CIP faceplate and carefully pull the CIP straight out of the chassis.Caution

    Be sure to slide the CIP straight within the slot to avoid damaging the connector pins on the front of the midplane.

Figure 1: Removing the CIP
Removing the CIP