Introduction

After the top casing is removed we can remove the bottom casing to isolate the motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Power down and unplug the device.
  • Power down and unplug the device.

Add Comment

Remove the antennas from the back of the device. To do this, follow steps 1 and 2 of      Installing the Antennas Guide: Linksys WAP54g Antennas Replacement

Add Comment

Remove the two black rubber feet of the device using the screwdriver. The feet are located on the bottom towards the front.
  • Remove the two black rubber feet of the device using the screwdriver. The feet are located on the bottom towards the front.

Add Comment

Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Once the feet are removed, two small screws will be visible. With a small screwdriver, unscrew them. Screws are phillips head, 4.35 mm in diameter, 7.88 mm in length.
  • Once the feet are removed, two small screws will be visible. With a small screwdriver, unscrew them. Screws are phillips head, 4.35 mm in diameter, 7.88 mm in length.

Add Comment

To remove the front blue panel, grip firmly and place thumbs in the two notches on top. Push thumbs forward while keeping a firm grip on bottom.
  • To remove the front blue panel, grip firmly and place thumbs in the two notches on top. Push thumbs forward while keeping a firm grip on bottom.

  • This may require a bit of force.

Add Comment

Now slide the bottom panel forward and remove it so the top casing is isolated from the bottom casing and motherboard.
  • Now slide the bottom panel forward and remove it so the top casing is isolated from the bottom casing and motherboard.

Add Comment

Unscrew the nut on the outer side of the back casing. Remove the nut and the washer from both antenna mounts. Unscrew the nut on the outer side of the back casing. Remove the nut and the washer from both antenna mounts.
  • Unscrew the nut on the outer side of the back casing. Remove the nut and the washer from both antenna mounts.

Add Comment

From here, remove the wires and nuts connected to the back panel by pulling the nuts through the holes. Now the top casing has been removed and isolated from the rest of the device. From here, you can make repairs to the top casing.
  • From here, remove the wires and nuts connected to the back panel by pulling the nuts through the holes.

  • Now the top casing has been removed and isolated from the rest of the device. From here, you can make repairs to the top casing.

  • Once the top panel is removed the main board will still be attached to the bottom panel.

Add Comment

Unscrew the two screws that connect the motherboard to the bottom casing. The motherboard and bottom casing should be completely separated at this point.  This allows for replacement of the motherboard and/ or its components as well as the bottom casing.
  • Unscrew the two screws that connect the motherboard to the bottom casing.

  • The motherboard and bottom casing should be completely separated at this point. This allows for replacement of the motherboard and/ or its components as well as the bottom casing.

Add Comment

Conclusion

After the motherboard is isolated component level repairs can be made.

Mathew Fuller

Member since: 10/04/2011

93 Reputation

1 Guide authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 21-21, Maness Fall 2011 Member of Cal Poly, Team 21-21, Maness Fall 2011

CPSU-MANESS-F11S21G21

5 Members

6 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 7

All Time: 1,992