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    Installing a PIC in an M40e Router

    To install a PIC (see Figure 1 and Figure 2):

    1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage to an M Series, MX Series, or T Series Router.
    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. Tighten the thumbscrews at the top and bottom of the PIC faceplate simultaneously and at about the same rate (tightening the two screws alternately or at very different rates can cause the PIC to become lodged in the FPC slot, making it difficult to turn the screws). Verify that the PIC is seated properly.
    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 M40e Multiservice Edge Router PIC Guide. 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 online

        For more information about the command, see the Junos System Basics and Services Command Reference.

      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 M40e PICs and PIC Cables.

    Figure 1: Installing a PIC from an M40e Router

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    Figure 2: Connecting Fiber-Optic Cable to a PIC in an M40e Router

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    Published: 2010-10-28