Introduction

This guide will teach you how to access the motherboard in order to replace the Ethernet ports.

Remove the antennas by unscrewing them from the base. Flip over the device and locate the four rubber feet on the bottom. Remove the rubber feet with tweezers
  • Remove the antennas by unscrewing them from the base.

  • Flip over the device and locate the four rubber feet on the bottom.

  • Remove the rubber feet with tweezers

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Remove the 0.4cm head screws from each slot with the #1 Phillips head Screwdriver.
  • Remove the 0.4cm head screws from each slot with the #1 Phillips head Screwdriver.

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Use a blue plastic opening tool to remove the top cover.
  • Use a blue plastic opening tool to remove the top cover.

  • Move the blue plastic opening tool gently underneath the top cover from side to side.

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Gently lift the motherboard and remove it from the case Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface. Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface.
  • Gently lift the motherboard and remove it from the case

  • Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface.

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Locate the Ethernet ports Flip the motherboard and locate the 40 solder points corresponding to the Ethernet ports Melt the 40 solder points using a soldering gun.
  • Locate the Ethernet ports

  • Flip the motherboard and locate the 40 solder points corresponding to the Ethernet ports

  • Melt the 40 solder points using a soldering gun.

  • Wait between five and seven minutes for the ports to cool down.

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Hold the motherboard down and use the spudger to remove the Ethernet Ports.
  • Hold the motherboard down and use the spudger to remove the Ethernet Ports.

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Conclusion

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

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