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.

Image 1/3: Flip over the device and locate the four rubber feet on the bottom. Image 2/3: Remove the rubber feet with tweezers Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/1: Move the blue plastic opening tool gently underneath the top cover from side to side.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface. Image 2/3: Put the motherboard over a (preferably white) surface. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: The power port on the top side is in a rectangular black casing. Image 2/2: Identify the three prongs where the power port is soldered to on the reverse side.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Be careful to not touch the motherboard with the soldering iron, you can damage the circuits. Image 2/3: After you have melted and removed the solder, flip the mother board around and identify the connecting points of the power port. Image 3/3: Use a black spudger to gently separate the power port from the motherboard
  • 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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