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    Removing a PIC in an M40e Router

    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 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.
    3. If the PIC has multiple cable connector ports, label the cable connected to each port, to make it easier to reconnect the cables correctly.
    4. 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 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 offline

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

    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. Unscrew the thumbscrews at the top and bottom of the PIC faceplate simultaneously and at about the same rate (unscrewing 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).
    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 a PIC from an M40e Router

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    Published: 2010-10-28