Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to remove the capacitors in order to replace them. Soldering and de-soldering will be required.

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  • Turn the device so that the bottom is facing up.

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Image 1/3: Do not completely remove the rubber stops, because they are difficult to replace. Image 2/3: Do not completely remove the rubber stops, because they are difficult to replace. Image 3/3: Do not completely remove the rubber stops, because they are difficult to replace.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully lift the rubber stops in each corner.

  • Do not completely remove the rubber stops, because they are difficult to replace.

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  • Unscrew the 4 11.8 mm T-8 Torx screws from each corner of the device.

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  • Lift the lower case straight up from the rest of the router.

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  • Remove the clear plastic casing by lifting it straight up from the router.

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  • Separate the motherboard from the top shell by lifting it straight up from the router.

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Image 1/1: Place the motherboard on a clean flat surface.
  • Turn the motherboard so that the top is facing upwards.

  • Place the motherboard on a clean flat surface.

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  • Locate the four capacitors.

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Image 1/2: Locate the two soldered contacts for each capacitor. Image 2/2: Locate the two soldered contacts for each capacitor.
  • Turn the motherboard so that the bottom is facing upwards.

  • Locate the two soldered contacts for each capacitor.

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Image 1/2: Desolder the soldered connections between the capacitors and the motherboard, and pull the capacitor from the motherboard. Image 2/2: For proper soldering and de-soldering techniques, refer [guide|750|here|stepid=4049].
  • Do not refer to the pictures in this step for correct soldering and de-soldering techniques. They are solely for illustration purposes.

  • Desolder the soldered connections between the capacitors and the motherboard, and pull the capacitor from the motherboard.

  • For proper soldering and de-soldering techniques, refer here.

  • When reinstalling the capacitor, make sure the negative side of the capacitor is aligned with the shaded white region of the circle.

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Conclusion

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

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