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network failure; sd216 switch runs hot, blinks incessantly

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Hello. I have been using the Linksys sd216 switch in a small network for about two years.

The switch has always been rather hot to the touch when it is activated / switched on.

Today, network connectivity has failed, and I have traced the problem to the sd216 switch, which apparently has failed.

I am trying to get more information on the sd216 switch, but the PDF datasheet on linksys.com for the sd2126 is corrupted.

My question for this forum: when the row of green lights along the front of the sd216 switch blink quickly and incessantly, does this indicate switch failure? (I assume: it ain't good news.) My real question: do the blinking lights indicate a particular problem for which there is a particular remedy?

I have turned the switch on and off, and let it cool down. Connectivity is still negative.

I am off to buy a new switch for my network. But, if anyone has any information about the sd216 switch, including error messages or useful news about the pattern of blinking lights, I am most grateful for your input.

Kind regards,

Eric Bourland
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http://www.linksys.ne.kr/linksysboard/board/up_file/Product/sd208_ug.pdf

looks like the 205, 208, & 216 are part of the same product line.  Doesn't look like it flashes anything else than green..

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That's useful to learn that the 216 is part of a larger product line. I went ahead and replaced the Switch and the new switch works fine ... and runs cooler. Thanks for your help.

Eric Bourland
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Thanks for the points.  Kinda surprise (in one sense and not in another) that a fan was not part of the 216 design, if they realized the potential heat output.

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