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Installing a Cable on an MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 MIC


To install a cable:

  1. Have ready a length of the type of cable used by the component. For cable specifications, see the MX Series Interface Module Reference.
  2. If the cable connector port is covered by a rubber safety cap, remove the cap.Warning

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.


    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when you are inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  3. Insert the cable connector into the cable connector port on the MIC faceplate.
  4. Arrange the cable in the cable management bracket to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop. Placing fasteners on the loop helps to maintain its shape.Caution

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.


    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.

  5. Insert the other end of the cable into the destination port.
  6. Repeat the previous steps for any additional cables.
  7. If the MIC is offline (its failure indicator LED is lit), use one of the following methods to bring it online:
    • Press the MIC offline/online button until the MIC LED lights green.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      user@host>request chassis mic fpc-slot slot-number mic-slot slot-number online

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