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Removing the Battery from the Routing Engine of an SRX3600 Services Gateway for Recycling


The Routing Engine installed in the services gateway contains a CR2032 .3.0-volt lithium battery. The coin-shaped battery is approximately 3/4 in. (19 mm) in diameter. The battery is estimated to last for over 50 years.

Before recycling a Routing Engine or the services gateway chassis, remove the battery from the Routing Engine for recycling.

Before you begin to remove the battery:

  • Before you remove the Routing Engine, you must power off the services gateway. For instructions, see Powering Off the SRX3600 Services Gateway.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools:

    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

    • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

The Routing Engine is located in the rear slot labeled RE0 on the services gateway. To remove the battery from a Routing Engine in the services gateway (see Figure 1), perform the following steps:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Remove the Routing Engine, as described in Replacing a Routing Engine on the SRX3600 Services Gateway.
  3. Locate the coin-shaped CR2032 battery on the left side of the Routing Engine (see Figure 1).
  4. Remove the battery from its socket.
  5. Recycle the battery as required.
Figure 1: Location of CR2032 Battery in a Routing Engine
Location of CR2032 Battery in
a Routing Engine