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    Upgrading to TX Matrix Plus TXP-F13-3D SIBs

    1. Removing the TXP-F13 SIBs
    2. Installing the TXP-F13-3D SIBs

    Removing the TXP-F13 SIBs

    The TXP-F13 SIBs are located in the rear of the chassis in slots 0 through 15. Each TXP-F13 SIB weighs approximately 17.0 lb (7.7 kg).

    To remove the TXP-F13 SIBs (see Figure 1):

    1. Have ready an antistatic mat for the TXP-F13 SIB, and one dust cover for each fiber-optic array cable you remove from the TXP-F13 SIB.
    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.
    3. Remove each fiber-optic array cable (up to eight) from the TXP-F13 SIB.
    4. Install a dust cover on each cable you removed from the TXP-F13 SIB (see Figure 2). Align the dust cover with the cable and carefully press them together until they stop. The cover and the cable are keyed to ensure proper mating.
    5. Remove the fiber-optic array cables from the cable management system so that the cables do not interfere with the removal of the TXP-F13 SIBs.
    6. Simultaneously turn both ejector handles on the left and right of the faceplate counterclockwise to unseat the TXP-F13 SIB.
    7. Grasp both ejector handles, pull firmly, and slide the TXP-F13 SIB about three-quarters of the way out of the chassis.

      Caution: Be prepared to support the weight of the TXP-F13 SIB (approximately 17.0 lb (7.7 kg)) before you slide it completely out of the chassis.

      When the TX-SIB is out of the chassis, do not hold it by its ejector handles or edge connectors. They cannot support its weight.

    8. Place one hand underneath the TXP-F13 SIB to support it and slide it completely out of the chassis. Place it on the antistatic mat.

      Caution: Do not stack hardware components on one another after you remove them. Place each component on an antistatic mat resting on a stable, flat surface.

    9. Repeat the procedure to remove the remaining TXP-F13 SIBs.
    10. If you are not reinstalling a TXP-F13 SIB into the emptied F13 SIB slot within a short time, install a blank F13 SIB panel over the slot to maintain proper airflow in the F13 SIB card cage.

    Figure 1: Removing a TXP-F13 SIB

    Removing a TXP-F13
SIB

    Figure 2: Dust Cover on the Fiber-Optic Array Cable

    Dust
Cover on the Fiber-Optic Array Cable

    Installing the TXP-F13-3D SIBs

    To install a TXP-F13-3D SIB into the rear of the chassis (see Figure 3):

    Caution: Be prepared to support the weight of the TXP-F13-3D SIB (approximately 21.6 lb (9.8 kg)) before you lift it.

    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.
    2. Locate the slot in the TXP-F13-3D SIB card cage in which you plan to install the TXP-F13-3D SIB.
    3. If blank SIBs are installed in F13 slots in which TXP-F13-3D SIBs will be installed, remove them.
    4. Place one hand under the bottom edge of the TXP-F13-3D SIB and one hand around the top of the TXP-F13-3D SIB faceplate.

      Caution: When the TXP-F13-3D SIB is out of the chassis, do not hold it by its ejector handles or edge connectors. They cannot support its weight.

    5. Lift the TXP-F13-3D SIB into place and carefully align the left and right edges with the guides inside the card cage.
    6. Carefully slide the TXP-F13-3D SIB all the way into the card cage until you feel resistance.
    7. Simultaneously turn both left and right ejector handles clockwise to seat the TXP-F13-3D SIB.
    8. Repeat the procedure for the remaining TXP-F13-3D SIBs.
    9. Install blanks in the F13 slots that will not be used.

    Figure 3: Installing a TXP-F13 SIB

    Installing
a TXP-F13 SIB

    Published: 2013-08-16