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Nortel 2/3 Layer IBM Blade Switch Bricked?

Hi,
I have an IBM E Class Enclosure with 2 Nortel (BNT) 2/4 1Gb 6 port switchs.
The first switch will not POST and from the serial connection it reports that its missing both images 1 & 2.
So it has no primary or backup firmware installed, I can break the reboot cycle by CTRL+C and get into "Developement Mode" but see no way to flast the firmware back into the switch.

Is there anyway to get the firmware reflashed via the serial cable since it currently seems to have none, I have the latest firmware from IBM and also the 2nd switch which is the same model is available to copy an image.

Not sure how the firmware got wiped as its a new client and I have to manage this system now.

Any help please?

Thanks,
Mark
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IrishLadLiveAuthor Commented:
Post should read Nortel (BNT) L2/3 6 port switch
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IrishLadLiveAuthor Commented:
Anyone?
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IrishLadLiveAuthor Commented:
Just rang IBM and they want 523e just to open the case and then a further 213e for every hour after an initial 2 hours.
The cost is charged before someone even talks to me about the problem.

So can anyone provide any help/pointers/assistance.

Mark
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IrishLadLiveAuthor Commented:
Surely someone can advise on this?
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IrishLadLiveAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I was given a link to a document shownig that Nortel switches can be restroed using SHIFT B during diags to access a recovery menu,.
But that doesn't seem to be working, at a complete loss now if anyone can help?

Mark
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IrishLadLiveAuthor Commented:
Anyone?
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IrishLadLiveAuthor Commented:
It was Shift D to enter XModem mode.
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