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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:

  1. If the component connects to fiber-optic cable, have ready a rubber safety cap for each cable and transceiver.
  2. 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
  3. 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.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.

  4. Remove the cable from the cable management bracket, and detach it from the destination port.