Corrupted BootROM on BlackDiamond 8800 Series Switches

If your default BootROM image becomes corrupted, you can force the MSM to boot from an alternate BootROM image, by inserting a pen into the Alternate (A) and Reset (R) holes on the BlackDiamond 8000 series MSM and applying pressure.

The alternate BootROM image also prints boot progress indicators, and you can later use this alternate image to re-install a new default BootROM image. Finally, a corrupted compact flash card can be recovered from either the Alternate or Default BootROM.

For more information, refer to the hardware documentation listed in Related Publications.