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Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
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Introduction

The capacitor is located on the circuit board. You will need to solder in order to replace the capacitor. For help with soldering techniques, click here.

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

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Image 1/3: Carefully pry at different intervals around the silver labeled casing to separate the silver casing from the top and bottom casing. Image 2/3: Carefully pry at different intervals around the silver labeled casing to separate the silver casing from the top and bottom casing. Image 3/3: Carefully pry at different intervals around the silver labeled casing to separate the silver casing from the top and bottom casing.
  • Insert the plastic-opening tool under the silver labeled casing.

  • Carefully pry at different intervals around the silver labeled casing to separate the silver casing from the top and bottom casing.

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  • Unscrew the five 10-mm screws on the bottom of the router using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Use a plastic-opening tool and pry the top casing from the bottom casing to expose the circuit board in the bottom half of the device.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the two 10-mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Image 2/3: Keep track of the red rubber washer you remove from underneath one of the screws. Image 3/3: Keep track of the red rubber washer you remove from underneath one of the screws.
  • Locate the two 10-mm screws on either side of the circuit board.

  • Unscrew the two 10-mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Keep track of the red rubber washer you remove from underneath one of the screws.

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  • Lift the front of the circuit board up from the bottom casing.

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  • Pull the circuit board towards you until it is separate from the bottom casing.

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  • Locate the capacitor.

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Image 1/1: Locate the two prongs on the flip side that are attached to the capacitor on the top side.
  • Flip the circuit board over.

  • Locate the two prongs on the flip side that are attached to the capacitor on the top side.

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Image 1/3: Flip the circuit board and pull out the capacitor from its place while the solder is still hot. Image 2/3: For help with soldering techniques, click [[Topic:Soldering|here]]. Image 3/3: For help with soldering techniques, click [[Topic:Soldering|here]].
  • Touch the hot soldering iron to each prong in order to melt the solder around them.

  • Flip the circuit board and pull out the capacitor from its place while the solder is still hot.

  • For help with soldering techniques, click here.

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Image 1/3: Heat the prongs up with the soldering iron and touch a soldering wire to the hot prongs to attach the capacitor to the board. Image 2/3: Heat the prongs up with the soldering iron and touch a soldering wire to the hot prongs to attach the capacitor to the board. Image 3/3: Heat the prongs up with the soldering iron and touch a soldering wire to the hot prongs to attach the capacitor to the board.
  • Insert the new capacitor through the circuit board so that the prongs are exposed on the flip side.

  • Heat the prongs up with the soldering iron and touch a soldering wire to the hot prongs to attach the capacitor to the board.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow Steps 1-7 in reverse order.

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