Removing a Cable on an MX5, MX10, MX40, and MX80 MIC
Removing and installing cables on a MIC does not affect router function, except that the component does not receive or transmit data while its cable is disconnected.
To remove a fiber-optic cable:
- If the component connects to fiber-optic cable, have ready a rubber safety cap for each cable and transceiver.
- If removing all cables connected to the component, use
one of the following methods to take the MIC offline:
Press and hold the MIC offline/online button until the MIC LED goes off (about 5 seconds).
Issue the following CLI command:
user@host> request chassis mic fpc-slot slot-number mic-slot slot-number offline
- Unplug the cable from the cable connector port. If the
MIC uses fiber-optic cable, immediately cover each transceiver and
the end of each cable with a rubber safety cap.
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.
- Remove the cable from the cable management bracket, and detach it from the destination port.