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    Verify the Component Problem


    Test a component only if it is not associated with a previously reported router component failure case and if testing will not compromise the integrity of the router and other components.


    To verify component failure:

    1. Make sure that the component is well seated in its slot and connected to the router midplane.
    2. Perform a swap test on the component that has failed or has a problem. Take the component offline if necessary, remove it, and replace it with one that you know works. If the replaced component works, it confirms that there was a problem with the component you removed.

      Note: Before performing a swap test, always check for bent pins in the midplane and check the component for stuck pins in the connector. Pins stuck in the component connector can damage other good slots during a swap test.

    Published: 2012-08-20