Contacting Customer Support and Returning the Chassis or Components
How to Return a Hardware Component to Juniper Networks, Inc.
If a hardware component fails, please contact Juniper Networks, Inc. to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. This number is used to track the returned material at the factory and to return repaired or new components to the customer as needed.
Do not return any component to Juniper Networks, Inc. unless you have first obtained an RMA number. Juniper Networks, Inc. reserves the right to refuse shipments that do not have an RMA. Refused shipments are returned to the customer by collect freight.
For more information about return and repair policies, see the customer support webpage at https://support.juniper.net/support/.
For product problems or technical support issues, contact the Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC) by using the Service Request Manager link at https://support.juniper.net/support/ or at 1-888-314-JTAC (within the United States) or 1-408-745-9500 (from outside the United States).
To return a defective hardware component:
- Determine the part number and serial number of the defective component.
- Obtain an RMA number from the Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC). You can send e-mail or telephone as described above.
- Provide the following information in your e-mail message
or during the telephone call:
Part number and serial number of component
Your name, organization name, telephone number, and fax number
Description of the failure
- The support representative validates your request and issues an RMA number for return of the component.
- Pack the component for shipment.
Locating the Chassis Serial Number
The chassis serial number is located on the top of the chassis.
Contact Customer Support to Obtain Return Material Authorization
If you are returning a device or hardware component to Juniper Networks for repair or replacement, obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number from Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC).
After locating the serial number of the device or hardware component you want to return, open a service request with Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC) on the Web or by telephone.
Before you request an RMA number from JTAC, be prepared to provide the following information:
Your existing service request number, if you have one
Serial number of the component
Your name, organization name, telephone number, fax number, and shipping address
Details of the failure or problem
Type of activity being performed on the device when the problem occurred
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You can contact JTAC 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Web or by telephone:
Service Request Manager: https://support.juniper.net/support
Telephone: +1-888-314-JTAC (+1-888-314-5822), toll free in U.S., Canada, and Mexico
For international or direct-dial options in countries without toll free numbers, see https://support.juniper.net/support
If you are contacting JTAC by telephone, enter your 12-digit service request number followed by the pound (#) key for an existing case, or press the star (*) key to be routed to the next available support engineer.
The support representative validates your request and issues an RMA number for return of the component.
Guidelines for Packing Hardware Components for Shipment
To pack and ship individual components:
When you return components, make sure that they are adequately protected with packing materials and packed so that the pieces are prevented from moving around inside the carton.
Use the original shipping materials if they are available.
Place each component in an individual electrostatic bag.
Write the Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number on the exterior of the box to ensure proper tracking.
Do not stack any of the hardware components.