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3500 XL switch will not go into Rommon mode

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I am working at a client site today.  We have an old switch that we are trying to set up for a new techie.  I wanted to do password recovery on the box, but I hold down the mode button, watch the port 1 led come on.  It should then be in rommon mode, but it seems to post and then loads flash.

What am i missing here?

Thanks for your help!

Kevin

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Re: 3500 XL switch will not go into Rommon mode

Hi Kevin,

The password recovery procedure for this product advises that you can release the Mode button a second or two AFTER the LED above port 1x goes OFF, so perhaps you have released it to early.

Best regards,

Antonin

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Re: 3500 XL switch will not go into Rommon mode

Kevin,

It appears you are doing things correctly. How long are you holding the mode button down? Is there a possibility that your mode button may be broken? Here are the instructions incase you don't already have them.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_password_recovery09186a0080094184.shtml#pre

HTH,

Mark

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Re: 3500 XL switch will not go into Rommon mode

Hi Kevin,

The password recovery procedure for this product advises that you can release the Mode button a second or two AFTER the LED above port 1x goes OFF, so perhaps you have released it to early.

Best regards,

Antonin

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Re: 3500 XL switch will not go into Rommon mode

It was all very strange.  Yesterday I had to Hold the Mode button down while the unit posted until the LED 1

came up.  Then I had another individual hit control break.  We got to the rommon thereafter!

Thanks for your reply

Kevin

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