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    Replacing an ACX2000 or ACX2100 Transceiver

    Small form-factor pluggable transceivers (SFPs) are optical transceivers that are installed in the front panel of the ACX2000 router. Transceivers are hot-insertable and hot-removable.

    1. Removing an ACX2000 or ACX2100 Transceiver
    2. Installing an ACX2000 or ACX2100 Transceiver

    Removing an ACX2000 or ACX2100 Transceiver

    Removing a transceiver does not interrupt router functioning, but the removed transceiver no longer receives or transmits data.

    To remove a transceiver (see Figure 1):

    1. Have ready a replacement transceiver or a transceiver slot plug, an antistatic mat, and a rubber safety cap for the transceiver.
    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. Label the cables connected to the transceiver so that you can reconnect them correctly later.

      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.

    4. Remove the cable connector from the transceiver.
    5. Pull the ejector handle out from the transceiver to unlock the transceiver.

      Caution: Make sure that you open the ejector handle completely until you hear it click. This action prevents damage to the transceiver.

      Use needlenose pliers to pull the ejector handle out from the transceiver.

    6. Grasp the transceiver ejector handle, and pull the transceiver approximately 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) out of the router.
    7. Using your fingers, grasp the body of the transceiver, and pull it the rest of the way out of the router.

      Figure 1: Removing Transceivers

      Removing Transceivers
    8. Place a rubber safety cap over the transceiver.
    9. Place the removed transceiver on an antistatic mat or in an electrostatic bag.

    Caution: After removing a transceiver from the chassis, wait at least 30 seconds before reinserting it or inserting a transceiver into a different slot.

    Installing an ACX2000 or ACX2100 Transceiver

    To install a transceiver:

    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. Take each transceiver to be installed out of its electrostatic bag, and identify the slot on the component where it will be installed.
    3. Verify that each transceiver is covered by a rubber safety cap. If it is not, cover the transceiver with a safety cap.
    4. Carefully align the transceiver with the slots in the component. The connectors should face the component.
    5. Slide the transceiver until the connector is seated in the component slot. If you are unable to fully insert the transceiver, make sure the connector is facing the right way.
    6. Close the ejector handle of the transceiver.
    7. Remove the rubber safety cap from the transceiver and the end of the cable. Insert the cable into the transceiver.

      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.

    8. Verify that the status LEDs on the front panel indicate that the transceiver is functioning correctly. For more information about the component LEDs, see the LEDs on ACX2000 and ACX2100 Routers.

    Published: 2015-01-23