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Removing the Routing Engine from an M5 or M10 Router

To remove the Routing Engine from an M5 or M10 router, follow this procedure (see Figure 8):

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the Routing Engine.
  2. Attach an ESD strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. On the console or other management device connected to the Routing Engine, enter CLI operational mode and issue the following command. The command shuts down the Routing Engine cleanly, so that its state information is preserved:

    Wait to continue until a message appears on the console confirming that the operating system has halted.

  4. Flip the power switch on the power supply faceplate to the OFF (O) position.
  5. Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the five screws holding the Routing Engine cover in place, and remove the cover.
  6. If applicable, loosen the screws on the extractor clips at either end of the Routing Engine faceplate, using a Phillips screwdriver.
  7. Flip the ends of the extractor clips outward.
  8. Grasp the extractor clips and slide the unit about halfway out of the chassis.    

    Be careful to slide the Routing Engine straight out of the chassis. Damage can result if it gets lodged because of uneven movement.

  9. Place one hand under the Routing Engine to support it, slide it completely out of the chassis, and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag prepared in Step Step 1.

    Figure 8: Removing the Routing Engine from an M5 or M10 Router

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