Technical Documentation

Removing an Uplink Module from an EX-series Switch

EX-series switches have a field-replaceable unit (FRU) uplink module on the front panel.

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
  • Slotted or flat tipped screwdriver (provided in the uplink module kit)

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

To remove an uplink module from an EX-series switch (see Figure 1):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  2. Loosen the captive screws that secure the flip-up door covering the empty slot on the front panel of the chassis by using the screwdriver provided with the uplink module kit, flip the door upward, and remove the blanking panel.
  3. Using both hands, pull the uplink module to slide it halfway out of the chassis.
  4. Place one hand under the uplink module to support it and slide it completely out of the chassis.

Figure 1: Removing an Uplink Module from an EX-series Switch

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Related Topics

  • Installing an Uplink Module in an EX-series Switch
  • Field-Replaceable Units in EX-series Switches
  • Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage