network failure; sd216 switch runs hot, blinks incessantly
Posted on 2006-06-30
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.