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Introduction

Removing the motherboard is necessary if the motherboard itself or components of the motherboard need to be accessed or replaced.

Image 1/3: Using a screwdriver with a Torx 10 hex screw, begin removing the 1cm screw by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise. Image 2/3: Remove the screw and set aside. Image 3/3: Remove the screw and set aside.
  • Locate the single 1 cm screw on the back of the device (enclosed by a red circle in the image).

  • Using a screwdriver with a Torx 10 hex screw, begin removing the 1cm screw by turning the screwdriver counterclockwise.

  • Remove the screw and set aside.

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Image 1/3: Locate the two horizontal slots on the bottom of the device. Image 2/3: You may need to remove the sticker on the bottom of the device to access these slots. Image 3/3: Insert the back end of the forceps into one of these slots. You may also use any other flat, narrow tool that fits into the slots.
  • Rotate your device 90 degrees to the right so that the bottom of the device is facing you.

  • Locate the two horizontal slots on the bottom of the device.

  • You may need to remove the sticker on the bottom of the device to access these slots.

  • Insert the back end of the forceps into one of these slots. You may also use any other flat, narrow tool that fits into the slots.

  • Gently push the forceps into device. You should feel movement or hear a click, signifying this side of the device is unlocked.

  • Repeat with the other slot to completely unlock the device.

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Image 1/3: Continue pulling until you have completely removed the top cover of the device. Image 2/3: When reassembling your device, make sure the standby key is properly in place. See the [guide|31064|Standby Key Guide] for more information. Image 3/3: Also ensure that when you close the two sides of the cover the LED indicator lights are inside the information panel.
  • Grab the top and the bottom of the device and gently pull the device open.

  • Continue pulling until you have completely removed the top cover of the device.

  • When reassembling your device, make sure the standby key is properly in place. See the Standby Key Guide for more information.

  • Also ensure that when you close the two sides of the cover the LED indicator lights are inside the information panel.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • After opening the router, grab the upper left corner of the sliver face plate and gently pull the motherboard out of the slot from within the case.

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Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • Slowly lift the motherboard out of the case.

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Conclusion

To replace the motherboard, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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