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!!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

Hi, I have a 3560 switch.

I kept getting this message, " !!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

what should I do? How do I have it fixed

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POST: CPU MIC register Tests : Begin

POST: CPU MIC register Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: PortASIC Memory Tests : Begin

POST: PortASIC Memory Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: CPU MIC PortASIC interface Loopback Tests : Begin

POST: CPU MIC PortASIC interface Loopback Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : Begin

POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: Inline Power Controller Tests : Begin

POST: Inline Power Controller Tests : End, Status Passed

POST: PortASIC CAM Subsystem Tests : Begin

HTD POST: Basic Test Failed

POST: POST Failed

POST: PortASIC CAM Subsystem Tests : End, Status Failed

POST: CAM test failed

POST Failed: disabling stack links and shutting down SDP

driver class subsystem initialization failed

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!!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

Unable to create l2trace server process, socket_open() failed

Press RETURN to get started!

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Thank you for your help

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Purple

Re: !!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

Its what it says , its a HW issue . Call cisco and get it rma'd.

New Member

Re: !!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

Thank you for your reply, I don't have the warranty on this switch. What is the ballpark for this repair, thanks!

Purple

Re: !!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

Call cisco think this has a lifetime warranty and a 3560 is not that old of a model. You will need the serial number off the switch.

New Member

Re: !!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

I have the same issue on a WS-C3550-24-PWR in my lab. Reports:

POST: CAM Subsystem Tests : Begin

Address bus test failed for associated data

POST: CAM Subsystem Tests : End, Status Failed

INIT: failed CAM ASIC initialization

And shortly after this:

!!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

Reason:

Address bus test failed for associated data

Did you ever get Cisco to replace the switch or? This one is way out of warranty, but if a switch has a lifetime warranty of this failure then I'm glad

Could be nice to be able to do some labs at home.

Thanks.

/JZ

Hall of Fame Super Gold

!!! WARNING: The switch is not usable !!!

3550 is not covered under the new Extended Lifetime Warranty. 

New Member

Hi, I know it's been 8 years

Hi, I know it's been 8 years but may be it would be useful for others, just change the IOS from ROMMON Mode.

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