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I just got a refurbished ASA 5505.

It works fine until un need to reload it or unplug it from power and replug it, when I do this and it's warm (even after some minutes of uses, so still physicaly cold while touching it), in this case, it simply reboot in chain withing 1 or 2 seconds. I have to unplug it from power and wait 5 minutes before replugging it to power (maybe to let it cold or to empty the capacitors ?).

I don't know if it's a problem from the power supply (that makes some noise, but I think it's normal), I tried loading more the power supply by plugin in some PoE device (Cisco 7940G) and it works fine, so it looks more like it's a problem on the ASA itself.

I posted a video of it's reboot cycles... and nothing show on the console port.

http://youtu.be/ktZd_6IUYy8

Do you have any idea of what can be the problem ? Must I send it back to the vendor ?

I tried updating the ASA image, but this don't changes anything.

Thank you

EDIT: I also see an orange LED inside.

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+1 for use of youtube. –  Tom O'Connor Feb 17 '12 at 16:28

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It appears the memory is bad or not compatible. This site references that all the lights blink when incompatible memory is installed:

http://www.gomjabbar.com/2011/05/26/cisco-asa-5505-diy-ram-upgrade/

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But why does the ASA boot successfully after a long stop ? If that was a memory problem, would it still boot ? –  Kedare Feb 17 '12 at 15:49
    
I'll try monday, I'll grab it at my work and try with a memory form another 5505 –  Kedare Feb 17 '12 at 16:16
    
Good Diagnostic, I swapped the memory and it now works fine, Thank you ! :) –  Kedare Feb 21 '12 at 10:53

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