Technical Documentation

Removing an Uplink Module from an EX-series Switch

If your EX-series switch includes an optional field-replaceable unit (FRU) uplink module, it is installed in the switch's front panel. The uplink module in an EX-series switch is not hot-removable and hot-insertable.

Ensure you have the following tools and parts available to remove an uplink module from an EX-series switch chassis:

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap
  • Cross-head screwdriver (provided in the uplink module kit)
  • An electrostatic bag or antistatic mat

Ensure you understand how to prevent ESD damage (see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage).

To remove an uplink module from an EX-series switch:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  2. If the switch is on, power it off. Ensure that the AC OK LED on the power supply is unlit.
  3. Loosen the screws that secure the flip-up door covering the uplink module slot on the front panel of the chassis by using the cross-head screwdriver provided with the uplink module kit and flip the door upward.
  4. Insert the ball end of the screwdriver in the keyhole on the front panel of the uplink module and slide the screwdriver to the narrow part of the keyhole (see Figure 1).

    Caution: Ensure the screwdriver does not slip out of the keyhole when you pull the uplink module out of the switch chassis.

  5. Using both hands, gently pull the screwdriver to slide the uplink module halfway out of the chassis (see Figure 2).
  6. Place one hand under the uplink module to support it and slide it completely out of the chassis.
  7. Slide the screwdriver out of the keyhole.
  8. Place the uplink module in the electrostatic bag or on the antistatic mat.

Figure 1: Sliding the Screwdriver to the Narrow Part of the Keyhole

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Figure 2: Removing an Uplink Module from an EX-series Switch

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