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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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Can you make a guide to replace the antenna base connector, mine get broken at the base, I wonder if it is possible to make the cable connection directly to the antenna, does that could work?

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