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    Have you had an accident at work recently that wasn't you're fault? Call rip-off n scarper the accident claim specialists...
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    Problem I have now, [ now its all back up and new switches in ] - is that the entire backbone switch [ 4104 GL ]comes to a grinding halt.
    Just about to knock up a e-mail to HP support - i think it boils down to stacking two of these new switches [ 1800-24G ] and using 1 GBIC connection - and when ever a workstation has to do something major - BOOM goes our network.....

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    Ha!

    That happened in a council office in my LA - the consequence was that they had to send a chap around to ALL council buildings including schools to see which ones were installed with dirty great wall bolts of just 4" screws. They wanted to re bolt al the ones that were screwed in.

    Out of our 10 cabs only 2 were install 'safely'. I suspect that all schools/offices were in the same boat. I've not heard back yet

    HBJB

    Not heard back

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    That's interesting. After checking all of the other cabinets did you find anymore mattx?

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    The easiest solution would be to use lighter switches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    That's interesting. After checking all of the other cabinets did you find anymore mattx?
    I'll let you know tomorrow - I've got one in the pre prep to do - [ which is in the worst place of all - again most probably plasterboard ]
    I shall be checking it out before I remove anything !!
    Then its another one in our main building - [ which is an old 18th century solid wall building ]

    I'm still sore from this morning !!

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    Glad you're ok!

    Something similar happened to a colleague a few years ago, was patching in some cables and it just fell down!

    Most of our cabs were put up by a shambles of a company so Ive got no doubt others are dodgy as well...Im just very careful around them. In fact a fair few seem to be supported by filing cabinets - eg theyve mounted them flush with the top of the cabinet...could see them coming down if the cabinets are moved

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    Actually it has kinda raised this issue for me, I'm going to check all of my cabinets tomorrow of which there are a fair few. In particular the one in my science block, as it's directly above a doorway! I've got no idea who fitted half the stuff in this place, many many different companies over the years no doubt. I need to replace 2 very old planet switchs in it anyway (actually one's a hub ) so good excuse to do so!

    Mike.

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    I think this sort of thing comes with the job !!

    Just glad this one was not in a classroom near some kids.
    Health and safety at work ? What's that ?????

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    I'm going to check all of my cabinets tomorrow of which there are a fair few
    As Sergeant Phil Esterhaus says:

    'Let's be careful out there......'

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    Health and Safety fieldtrip.

    Could've ended much worse.

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    Wow, could the guy who installed that have used any smaller screws! The person who put that up gives the rest of us who do self installs a bad name, shoot him I say!

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    I can 'hang' off all my cabs! They are all raw bolted to the wall. Who on earth signed that work off as complete?

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    we had a air con unit collapse off the wall one time...scared the living daylights out of me...and luckily no1 was underneath as its above the doorway to the other side of our office! was funny watching the systems mamanger jump and grab the small tv that was about to fall off the trolley it landed on

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    It's backup now [ see attached pix ] - thanks to our maintenance man.
    I've also finished the cabinet in our pre prep - that was ok, only two more cabinets to do now.....
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