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Installing an MX2010 Adapter Card

An adapter card weighs up to 15 lb (6.80 kg). Be prepared to accept its full weight.

To install an adapter card (see Figure 1):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Remove the adapter card from its electrostatic bag.
  3. Identify the slot on the router where it will be installed.
  4. Orient the adapter card so that the faceplate faces you vertically.
  5. Lift the adapter card into place, and carefully align the sides of the adapter card with the guides inside the card cage.
  6. Slide the adapter card all the way into the card cage until you feel resistance.
  7. Grasp both ejector handles, and gently close them inward simultaneously until the adapter card is fully seated.
  8. Issue the following CLI command to bring the adapter card online:

    For more information about the command, see the Junos OS System Basics and Services Command Reference.


    When you issue the request chassis adc slot slot-number online command, the FRU gains power, and the system’s total power decreases.

Figure 1: Installing an Adapter CardInstalling an Adapter Card