Cat 5505 Help

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I've just brought a cisco Cat 5505 and it is not booting. The unit has the following cards installed:

Slot 1: Blank

Slot 2: WS-5530-E3

Slot 3: WS-X5302

Slot 4: WS-X5224

Slot 5: WS-X5224

I have tried moving all cards up one slot so the supervisor engine is in Slot 1 but this did not work.

The Supervisor III card is displaying Status LED red and Active LED amber. There are no LED's on for PSU 1 and 2 or Fans. When I connect to the console port (using a straight through cable) I get nothing. The WS-5302 RSM has a Status LED of amber and the cpu halt and enabled LED are lit green. Also both the WS-X5224 modules have an amber LED status.

All the fans and PSU?s look to be functioning correctly. Is there anything else I can try? I think it's a dead supervisor board.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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esanders Mon, 02/19/2007 - 12:18

Hi Steve,

should slot0: not be filled with the supervisor?

Mine is!

Eric Sanders

esanders Mon, 02/19/2007 - 12:26


next suggestion; Did you connect to the console port with two(2) cisco cables, not with just one(1)!

Eric Sanders

emazurek Wed, 02/21/2007 - 17:10

Hi Steve,

Here's a link to a troubleshooting guide:

Here's what it says:

Replacing the Supervisor Engine

Note that the supervisor engine must go in slot 1 and the redundant supervisor engine in slot 2.

So, that's where I'd start. Move just the

WS-X5530-E3 blade up to slot 1. While your're

doing this check the pins in the back of the

blade and the inside the chassis (use a flashlight) and look for bent ones.

When you put the sup in slot 1 what do the

lights look like?

Are there any flashcards installed?

I'm not sure if any of that will help or not.

The sup may just be dead.


Ed Mazurek


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