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%SMC-2-BAD_ID_HW: Failed Identification Test in 0/-1/-1 [7/0]

 %SMC-2-BAD_ID_HW: Failed Identification Test in 0/-1/-1 [7/0]

       The module in 0/-1/-1 in this router may not be a genuine
       Cisco product.  Cisco warranties and support programs only
       apply to genuine Cisco products.  If Cisco determines that
       your insertion of non-Cisco memory, WIC cards, AIM cards,
       Network Modules, SPA cards, GBICs or other modules into a
       Cisco product is the cause of a support issue, Cisco may
       deny support under your warranty or under a Cisco support
       program such as SmartNet.


I See this error on my 2900 series router.Disgusting thing is it keeps on repeating this message every 60 Seconds. It is my new router.I think needs to be replaced.

version info is as follows

Cisco IOS Software, C2951 Software (C2951-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 15.1(4)M10, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2015 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 24-Mar-15 13:38 by prod_rel_team

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 15.0(1r)M13, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

router32ki-b uptime is 37 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload at 08:13:57 EEST Fri May 22 2015
System restarted at 08:15:50 EEST Fri May 22 2015
System image file is "flash:c2951-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M10.bin"
Last reload type: Normal Reload
Last reload reason: Reload Command


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What was the resolution to this problem? It isn't only seen on the 2900 platform. 

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