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    Removing a PIC Cable from an M40e Router

    To remove a PIC cable:

    1. If the PIC connects to fiber-optic cable, have ready a rubber safety cap for each cable and transceiver.
    2. If removing all cables connected to the PIC, use one of the following methods to take the PIC offline:
      • Press its online/offline button. For a PIC installed in a Type 1 FPC, use a tool—such as a flat-blade screwdriver—to press the button slightly beneath the faceplate of the PIC. For a PIC installed in a Type 2 FPC, use a narrow-ended tool that fits inside the opening that leads to the button. Press and hold the button until the PIC LED goes out (about 5 seconds).
      • 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 Junos System Basics and Services Command Reference.

    3. Unplug the cable from the cable connector port. 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.

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

    Published: 2010-10-28