Introduction

This guide will take you step by step on how to replace the motherboard of your DX-WEGRTR router. There are multiple reasons why you'd want to do this, including electrical damage due to a power surge, or a simple broken electrical component within it such a capacitor. Refer to the troubleshooting page to see other causes of possible motherboard malfunctioning.

Image 1/1: Two 7.8 mm Phillips screws
  • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws in the bottom of the device securing the casing.

  • Two 7.8 mm Phillips screws

  • Both of the screws are covered by the blue sticker, so they won't be visible instantly. Try feeling the plastic with your screwdriver until you find the hollow openings.

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Image 1/1: When prying off the front edge of the router, be careful to not insert your tool too deep into the device, for you may damage the LED connectors.
  • Gently pry the edge of the vessel with a plastic opening tool, the previously used screwdriver, or your hands. Move your tool around all the edges of the router until you get all four of the plastic holders.

  • When prying off the front edge of the router, be careful to not insert your tool too deep into the device, for you may damage the LED connectors.

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Image 1/1: One 4.4 mm Phillips #00 screw.
  • Use your handy Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the Phillips #00 screw to the lower left side of the motherboard.

  • One 4.4 mm Phillips #00 screw.

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Image 1/2: You may need to move the motherboard at this time in order to giggle the antenna's housing off. Image 2/2: Be sure to remove the cable connecting the motherboard and the antenna from its holding compartment at the right edge of the router (See image two). Pulling on either the motherboard or the antenna's housing while the cable is still secured may damage either or both components.
  • Carefully slide the plastic housing of the antennas (the back cover of the router) up and out of its slot.

  • You may need to move the motherboard at this time in order to giggle the antenna's housing off.

  • Be sure to remove the cable connecting the motherboard and the antenna from its holding compartment at the right edge of the router (See image two). Pulling on either the motherboard or the antenna's housing while the cable is still secured may damage either or both components.

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  • Finally, remove the motherboard from its place making sure to not pull the cable connecting the antennas.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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