a client reported complete loss of networking. Going to the site, I see their 4+ year old Linksys SR2024 24 port unmanaged switch with no lights on. It is connected to an APC UPS that is on (another device connected to it has power). I unplug the SR2024 from the UPS, connect it to another outlet on the UPS and it starts up. I replug it in the first outlet and it powers up on that outlet also.
The UPS is 2 years old. The SR2024 switch is version 3. Anyone know if theres a production date in the serial number? which is REM30HC03056
Amazon has reviews on the SR2024 from 2005 - 2009.
In general do you wait for a complete failure of a switch to replace it? Replace after x years?
Linksys doesn't have a lifetime warranty. For a Netgear or other product with a lifetime warranty, would your answers be different?