Technical Documentation

Removing an EX 8208 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Using a Mechanical Lift

Because of the switch's size and weight, we strongly recommend using a mechanical lift to remove the switch. For instructions on removing a switch without using a mechanical lift, see Removing an EX 8200 series Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Without Using a Mechanical Lift.

Before you remove the switch using a lift:

Caution: When removing more than one switch from a rack or cabinet, remove the switch in the top of the rack or cabinet first and proceed to remove the rest of the switches from top to bottom.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove the switch:

  • A mechanical lift
  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws

To remove the switch using a lift (see Figure 1):

  1. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the 24 mounting screws that attach the chassis front-mounting brackets to the rack or cabinet.
  2. Move the lift to the rack and position it so that its platform is centered about 0.5 in. (1.27 cm) below the bottom of the switch chassis and as close to it as possible.
  3. Carefully slide the switch from the adjustable mounting brackets attached to the rack onto the lift.
  4. Use the lift to transport the switch to its new location.

Figure 1: Removing an EX 8208 Switch Chassis Using a Mechanical Lift

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Updated: 2009-04-08