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Maintaining the EX3400 Switch Cooling System

 

Removing a Fan Module from an EX3400 Switch

Each fan module in EX3400 switches is a hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable unit (FRU) installed in the rear panel of the switch: You can remove and replace it without powering off the switch or disrupting switch functions.

Note

If you remove both the fan modules, you must replace at least one fan module within four minutes for the switch to operate without disrupting its functions.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • An antistatic bag or an antistatic mat

  • A replacement fan module

  1. Place the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Loosen the captive screws on the front faceplate of the fan module by using your fingers. If you are unable to loosen the captive screws by using your fingers, use the screwdriver.Warning

    To prevent injury, do not touch the fan with your hands or any tools as you slide the fan module out of the chassis—the fan might still be running.

  3. Grasp the handle on the fan module and pull it firmly to slide the fan module out of the chassis.
  4. Place the fan module in the antistatic bag or on the antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface.
  5. Install the replacement fan.
  6. Tighten the captive screws on the faceplate of the fan module by using your fingers. If you are unable to tighten the captive screws by using your fingers, use the screwdriver.
Figure 1: Removing a Fan Module from an EX3400 Switch
Removing
a Fan Module from an EX3400 Switch
Note

Both the fan modules must be installed and operational for optimal functioning of the switch.

Installing a Fan Module in an EX3400 Switch

Each fan module is a hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable unit (FRU) installed in the rear panel of the switch: You can remove and replace it without powering off the switch or disrupting switch functions.

Caution

Do not mix:

  • AC and DC power supplies in the same chassis.

  • Fan modules with different directions for the airflow in the same chassis.

  • Power supplies with different directions for the airflow in the same chassis.

  • Power supplies and fan modules with different directions for the airflow in the same chassis.

Before you install a fan module in the switch:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install a fan module in the switch chassis:

  • ESD grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  1. Ensure that you have the correct fan module. The direction of the airflow in the fan module must match the direction of the airflow in the installed power supply.
  2. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Remove the fan module from its bag.
  4. Hold the handle of the fan module with one hand and support the weight of the module with the other hand. Place the fan module in the fan module slot on the rear panel of the switch and slide it in until it is fully seated.
  5. Tighten the captive screws on the faceplate of the fan module by using your fingers. If you are unable to tighten the captive screws by using your fingers, use the screwdriver.
Figure 2: Installing a Fan Module in an EX3400 Switch
Installing a Fan Module
in an EX3400 Switch
Note

If you have a Juniper J-Care service contract, register any addition, change, or upgrade of hardware components at https://www.juniper.net/customers/support/tools/updateinstallbase/ . Failure to do so can result in significant delays if you need replacement parts. This note does not apply if you replace existing components with the same type of component.