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Unable to Remove Metal Casing for Cisco 1924 Switch

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by two5om, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. two5om

    two5om New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I just bought a Cisco 1924 switch and would like to check out its insides but I can't seem to work out how to remove the metal cover.

    I have removed all the visable screws and have also checked out the Cisco Support site and Internet but considering that the 1924 switch is an end of line product, I'm finding it extremely to find any support resources for the 1924 switch.

    I don't really want to force it open as I don't want to crack or snap anything.

    Thanks all

    two5om
     
  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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  3. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Just insert a screwdriver under the lid and pry it open gently. You might have to work the screwdriver around a little bit, but eventually you'll crack it.
     
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  4. two5om

    two5om New Member

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    Hi Headache,

    Still haven't had any luck.

    Really tough to remove that cover.

    Tried to wedge a screw driver in the gaps to try and loosen it a little but it still won't budge. :(

    Very stubborn.

    I was hoping that Cisco would have had some sort of a guide for eg: "Upgrading hardware for 1900 Switches" but I found nothing.

    two5om
     
  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    This is a tough one. No matter what I search for on Google, all I get are either links to buy the thing or manuals on how to configure IOS settings. Nothing on the actual hardware. All I can recommend is to go to Cisco's site, discover how to contact tech support and ask them.
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    WD40 normally helps in tight situations like these, however, i would not recommend this action on this occasion, but what i would recommend is...

    ...go to your local supermarket,. purchase some spinach, eat the spinach, wait for 30minutes and try again...

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Gee...Popeye doesn't wait 30 minutes. It takes him just a few seconds after downing a can of the stuff before he's strong enough to make Superman look like a weenie. :biggrin
     
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  8. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    I had the same problem with a router once when I was starting out. The lid was stuck, probably because the one they stuck on it didn't actually belong to that particular router.

    Anyways, it took me a while to figure out that the best way to take it off was to slide the lid out of the router in backwards direction.

    Maybe you should try that.
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Popeye's spinach has steriods and viagra mixed, for ever lasting, stronger and quicker effect...
     
  10. tripwire45
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    I know that viagra wasn't around in the 1930s and 40s when Popeye was around...not sure about steroids, though.
     
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  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    and you would have plenty of experience combining the two? :twisted:
     
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