Introduction

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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

    • 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.

    • Gently lift the motherboard and remove it from the case

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

    • 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.

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

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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