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"Barrel Cracking" in the via holes of the Printed Circuit Assembly (PCA) of WS-C3750G-48TS-E and WS-C3750G-48TS-S could potentially threaten the reliability, or shorten the life of the affected switches.
A via hole is a plated hole on the PCA that is not used to attach components, but serves as inter-layer connections.
"Barrel cracking" describes the situation when the plating inside a via hole is cracked. Barrel cracking, whether partial or complete, results in different layers of the PCA not properly connected to each other, and hence the reliability of an affected switch is compromised.
Only those switches with matching switch system serial numbers are affected by this issue. For the list of affected switches, please follow the link in the Affected System Serial Numbers section.
There is no unique, signature symptom for this defect. Rather, the failed symptoms associated with via-hole defect are numerous.
Examples of failed symptoms in this case include, but not limited to, loss of traffic, Power-On Self Test (POST) failure when booting up, systems not booting up at all, or certain ports not working properly.
Fix on Failure (RMA the switch). Use the standard RMA process to order replacement.
Affected System Serial Numbers
The list of affected System Serial Numbers can be found by following this link.
How to Identify System Serial Number
The switch system serial number can be found on:
- The packout box.
- A label on the back of the switch.
- Using the
show version command. If the switch is already installed in a network, telnet to the switch, or connect directly to the switch console, then type the
show version command and reference the switch System serial number.
Below is an example of the output of the
show version command from an affected switch:
Cisco IOS Software, C3750 Software (C3750-IPBASE-M), Version 12.2(25)SEE2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1) Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 28-Jul-06 08:46 by yenanh
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x00EE3E54
ROM: Bootstrap program is C3750 boot loader
BOOTLDR: C3750 Boot Loader (C3750-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(25r)SEE4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Switch uptime is 3 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is
cisco WS-C3750G-48TS (PowerPC405) processor (revision D0) with 118784K/12280K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FOC1043Y3QJ
Last reset from power-on
1 Virtual Ethernet interface
52 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.
512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory. ---> System Serial Number on the affected list.
Base ethernet MAC Address : 00:19:E8:6E:61:00
Motherboard assembly number : 73-10218-08
Power supply part number : 341-0107-01
Motherboard serial number : FOC1043331D
Power supply serial number : AZS102707YW
Model revision number : D0
Motherboard revision number : B0
Model number : WS-C3750G-48TS-S
System serial number : FOC1043Y3QJ
Top Assembly Part Number : 800-26857-01
Top Assembly Revision Number : A0
Version ID : V03
CLEI Code Number : CNMWU00ARC
Hardware Board Revision Number : 0x09
Switch Ports Model SW Version SW Image
------ ----- ----- ---------- ----------
* 1 52 WS-C3750G-48TS 12.2(25)SEE2 C3750-IPBASE-M
Configuration register is 0xF
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