First 4 port lights remaining amber, Catalyst 2900xl

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The first 4 port lights are remaining amber. I'm thinking something has gone out inside of the switch. Upon boot it is showing

POST FAILURE front-end post: FastEthernet0/1

POST FAILURE looped-back packet not received

POST Failure front-end post: FastEthernet0/2

POST FAILURE looped-back packet not received

POST Failure front-end post: FastEthernet0/3

POST FAILURE looped-back packet not received

POST Failure front-end post: FastEthernet0/4

POST FAILURE looped-back packet not received.

I dont know if it is better to just patch around the ports that do not work, since the rest of the ports do, or if i should send the switch into cisco for repair, or just replace the switch since it is getting old?

I have this problem too.
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Kevin Dorrell Tue, 01/15/2008 - 23:27

Tim,

It definitely looks broken. As for what to do about it, that depends on you, whether you need the four ports, whether you can tolerate broken equipment in you network (personally I cannot), whether you have a maintenance contract, and whether you have budget to replace it.

Kevin Dorrell

Luxembourg

glen.grant Wed, 01/16/2008 - 04:55

No way around it , it's failing POST. Time for a more up to date switch. Cisco won't repair it , its end of support .

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