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3524XL system LED amber, is that mean abnormal?

hi,

my 3524XL system LED light 'amber' constantly, this mean "System is receiving power but is not functioning properly" ( from cisco's explaination ). but what is functioning unproperly mean ?

what can I do?

further the Gabit slot 2 's LED is amber without a card inside it, I think this is unproper, what do you think?

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Put a console cable in the switch and reboot the switch with a PC running some term emu software. Look for errors on boot up displayed on your terminal.

Regards

Barry Hart

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You can also enter "show post" from the cli if you don't want to reboot or can't reboot the switch when you want.

What version of software are you running?

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yes, that switch is in use now, it's better to not reboot it unless we have to. so , I try "show post" and the result is "GigabitEthernet0/2 failed front-end loopback test". I think the problem is from the second GigabitEthernet slot. :(

so should I do something or only leave the problem there?

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This one seems to be a hardware problem.So probably u cant do anything r if u have warranty can replace the switch.

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thx to all of you!

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Here's what the doc's for the Cat3500 have about the amber status:

Solid amber: Port is not forwarding. Port was disabled by management or an address violation or was blocked by Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP).

Note After a port is reconfigured, the port status LED can remain amber for up to 30 seconds as STP checks the switch for possible loops.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/c2900xl/29_35xp/ig_3500/maoverv.htm#xtocid120678

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