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Replacing an M120 PIC

 

PICs are hot-insertable and hot-removable. When you remove a PIC, the router continues to function, although the PIC interfaces being removed no longer function. To replace a PIC, perform the following procedures:

Removing an M120 PIC

The PICs are located in the FPCs installed in the front of the router. A PIC weighs less than 2 lb (0.9 kg).

To remove a PIC (see Figure 1):

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the PIC. If the PIC connects to fiber-optic cable, have ready a rubber safety cap for each transceiver and cable.
  2. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Use one of the following methods to take the PIC offline:
    • Press and hold the PIC offline button until its failure indicator LED lights, which usually takes about 5 seconds. The failure LED is usually red; for more information, see the M120 Multiservice Edge Router Interface Module Reference. For the PICs that install on an Type 1 FPCs, the offline button for each PIC is next to it on the FPC card carrier. For the PICs that install on an Type 2 FPCs, the offline button is on the PIC faceplate.

    • Issue the CLI command:

      user@host> request chassis pic fpc-slot fpc-slot pic-slot pic-slot offline

      For more information about the command, see the CLI Explorer.

  4. Label the cables connected to the PIC so that you can later reconnect each cable to the correct PIC.
  5. Disconnect the cables from the PIC. If the PIC 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.

    Caution

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

  6. Arrange the cable in the cable management system 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 in the cable management system. 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.

  7. For an FPC3 PIC, loosen the captive screw at the bottom of the PIC faceplate, and then twist the ejector handle at the top of the faceplate counterclockwise to unseat the PIC. For an FPC1 or FPC2 PIC, loosen the captive screws at the top and bottom of the faceplate.
  8. Slide the PIC out of the FPC card carrier and place it in the electrostatic bag or on the antistatic mat.
  9. If you are not reinstalling a PIC into the emptied PIC slot within a short time, install a blank PIC panel over the slot to maintain proper airflow in the FPC card cage.
Figure 1: Removing an M120 PIC
Removing an M120 PIC

Installing an M120 PIC

To install a PIC (see Figure 2):

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. If the PIC uses fiber-optic cable, verify that there is a rubber safety cap over each transceiver on the faceplate. Install a cap if necessary.
  3. Align the notches in the connector at the rear of the PIC with the notches in the PIC slot in the FPC and then slide the PIC in until it lodges firmly in the FPC.Caution

    Slide the PIC straight into the slot to avoid damaging the components on the bottom of the PIC.

  4. For an FPC3 PIC, turn the ejector handle at the top of the PIC faceplate clockwise, and then tighten the captive screw at the bottom of the faceplate to secure the PIC in the FPC. For an FPC 1 or FPC2 PIC, tighten the captive screws at the top and bottom of the faceplate.
  5. If the PIC uses fiber-optic cable, remove the rubber safety cap from each transceiver and the end of each cable.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.

    Caution

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

  6. Insert the appropriate cables into the cable connectors on the PIC.
  7. Arrange each cable in the cable management system to prevent the cable 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 in the cable management system. Placing fasteners on the loop helps to maintain its shape.Caution

    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.

    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.

  8. Use one of the following methods to bring the PIC online:
    • Press and hold the PIC offline button until the status LED on the PIC faceplate indicates normal functioning, which usually takes about 5 seconds. The LED is usually green; for more information, see the M120 Multiservice Edge Router Interface Module Reference. For the PICs that install on an FPC1, the offline button for each PIC is next to it on the FPC card carrier. For the PICs that install on an FPC2 or FPC3, the offline button is on the PIC faceplate.

    • Issue the CLI command:

      user@host> request chassis pic fpc-slot fpc-slot pic-slot pic-slot online

      For more information about the command, see the CLI Explorer.

    The normal functioning status LED confirms that the PIC is online. You can also verify correct PIC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc pic-status command described in Maintaining M120 PICs and PIC Cables.

Figure 2: Installing an M120 PIC
Installing an M120 PIC