Unpacking a Line Card Used in an EX 8200 series Switch
The line cards for EX 8200 series switches are rigid sheet-metal structures that house the line card components including network ports. The line cards are shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material.
Caution: The line cards are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the line cards until you are ready to install them in the switch chassis.
Before you unpack a line card:
- Ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent ESD damage (see Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage on EX-series Switches).
- Ensure that you know how to handle and store the line card (see Handling and Storing Line Cards in EX 8200 series Switches).
To unpack a line card (see Figure 1):
- Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible.
- Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
- Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
- Pull out the packing material, which holds the line card in place.
- Remove the line card from the antistatic bag.
- Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the line card later.
Figure 1: Unpacking a Line Card Used in an EX 8200 series Switch