Introduction

You will be desoldering and replacing the power connector.

Turn the router over so that all four of its feet are facing upwards.
  • Turn the router over so that all four of its feet are facing upwards.

Remove the rubber inserts inside the the two purple feet located on the router's front case.
  • Remove the rubber inserts inside the the two purple feet located on the router's front case.

  • This may be a challenge, so try the following two methods:

    • Use a plastic opening tool. Insert the flat end of the tool into the seam and slowly pry the rubber feet out.

    • Use a metal spudger. Insert the point of the metal spudger directly into the hole of the rubber feet and pry the insert out.

Use a Phillips #2 Screwdriver to remove the two 5.8 mm screws holding the front case to the motherboard.
  • Use a Phillips #2 Screwdriver to remove the two 5.8 mm screws holding the front case to the motherboard.

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Squeeze the sides of the router's backcase inward and pull off the purple front case. It is helpful to have a second person assist you for this step.
  • Squeeze the sides of the router's backcase inward and pull off the purple front case. It is helpful to have a second person assist you for this step.

Slide the board unit out and up.
  • Slide the board unit out and up.

Flip the  circuit board over and use a Phillips #2 Screwdriver to remove the 6.9mm screw holding the board to the back case.
  • Flip the circuit board over and use a Phillips #2 Screwdriver to remove the 6.9mm screw holding the board to the back case.

  • Slide the back cover out and away from the circuit board.

Turn the circuit board over and identify the solder connections you will desolder.
  • Turn the circuit board over and identify the solder connections you will desolder.

    • The connections for the power connector are shown in red.

Desolder the connection by following iFixit's guide to repairing soldered connections: How To Solder and Desolder Connections.
Conclusion

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

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