Debugging a Cisco Switch

After all of this time, "through all of the sensible sounds of men building, attempting," one of computing's hoariest fables comes home to roost.



Dead Cisco switch with cover removed ready for autopsy.



Two bug (Lepidoptera) carcasses found fouling main cooling fan.



Removal of first carcass.



Removal of second carcass.



Point of primary failure discovered. Death caused by the release of magic smoke from a resistor and capacitor.