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Disconnecting a Fiber-Optic Cable from a TCX1000 Device


The TCX1000-RDM20 and the TCX1000-2D8CMD have optical connectors to which you can connect fiber-optic cables.

Before you disconnect a fiber-optic cable, ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions for safe handling of lasers (see Laser Safety Warnings for Class 1M Juniper Networks Devices).

To disconnect a fiber-optic cable from an optical connector installed:


Do not look directly into a fiber-optic connector or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic connectors and fiber-optic cables connected to transceivers emit laser light that can damage your eyes.


Do not stare into the laser beam or view it directly with optical instruments even if the interface has been disabled.

  1. Carefully unplug the fiber-optic cable connector from the LC connector. The port will be automatically disabled when the cable is removed.Warning

    Do not leave a fiber-optic connector uncovered except when inserting or removing a cable. The rubber safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.


    Class 1M laser product.

  2. Cover the fiber-optic cable connector and the optical connector with the respective rubber safety caps.