Introduction

Faulty power ports can result in loss of power to your device. This guide will show you how to identify and replace a dysfunctional power port on your router.

Make sure you are in a well ventilated area at room temperature with the proper safety equipment when soldering.

  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

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  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.

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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 power port on both sides of the motherboard.

      • The power port on the top side is in a rectangular black casing.

    • Identify the three prongs where the power port is soldered to on the reverse side.

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    • Carefully apply the soldering iron on each of the three points on the bottom side of the motherboard to melt them.

      • Be careful to not touch the motherboard with the soldering iron, you can damage the circuits.

    • After you have melted and removed the solder, flip the mother board around and identify the connecting points of the power port.

    • Use a black spudger to gently separate the power port from the motherboard

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Conclusion

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

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