In some cases, you might be asked to replace a faulty fiber optic cable on an OCA. Follow the steps and videos below.
- Performing maintenance on electronic equipment can be dangerous and should only be done by qualified technicians.
- Fiber optics have the potential to cause severe eye damage. If you choose to perform this work while the OCA or the optical equipment at the other end is powered on, ensure that sure you are working with laser powers that will not cause eye damage.
Before you begin
- Before you do any maintenance on an OCA, follow the guidelines and steps described in this article: OCA Maintenance Policies
- After the OCA is fully drained, power down the OCA completely by following the instructions in this article.
Removing fiber optic cable
Follow the steps in the relevant video below to remove an existing fiber optic cable.
Inserting fiber optic cable
Follow the steps in the relevant video below to insert new fiber optic cable.
After the fiber optic cables are reseated, you can proceed to power the OCA on again and re-enable it to serve traffic.