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Managed networking switch question? Answered

I am on the CCNA networking track at my local college, so a friend gave me a managed switch he was about to recycle so that I could play around with it and learn equipment that wasn't Cisco.  He said that a few ports were bad, but other than that the switch was fine.  When I power it on, the self-check light starts blinking, along with the red fault light.  I assume that is because of the bad port(s).  It does not output anything at all to putty... even during boot.  I've tried pressing the clear button and the reset button, but nothing changes.

The switch is a HP Procurve 2424M.  Does anyone have a suggestion of something else I could try?

Thanks!

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frollard
frollard

Best Answer 7 years ago

Not a clue, but the manual might help;

http://www.hp.com/rnd/support/manuals/8000_4000_2424.htm

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thegeekkid
thegeekkid

Answer 7 years ago

Yep... already tried the manual... didn't find anything. Thanks though! :)

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frollard
frollard

Answer 7 years ago

doesn't indicate at all what the fault light means? That's peculiar.

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thegeekkid
thegeekkid

Answer 7 years ago

I'm guessing it's a POST test that is failing since the self-check light is also blinking. I'm also guessing that it has something to do with 1 or 2 ports being bad since that is a known problem. Frankly, it's a 24 port switch, I really don't care if 1 or 2 ports are bad, so I'm surprised that they disable the whole switch for that...