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Introdução

Over time, dust and dirt particles may accumulate inside of your D-Link router. This is a guide that shows you how to maintain your router through a process of internal cleaning and other maintenance tricks.

  1. Begin by placing the wired router face down.
    • Begin by placing the wired router face down.

    • Locate the two black plastic screw coverings at the top of the device and remove them with your fingers.

    • The two bottom plastic screw coverings do not need to be taken off.

  2. Using a Philips PH2 screwdriver head, unscrew the two top screws.
    • Using a Philips PH2 screwdriver head, unscrew the two top screws.

  3. Using a plastic opening tool, trace the edges of the router on all sides.  Gently pry the device until it eventually snaps open.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, trace the edges of the router on all sides. Gently pry the device until it eventually snaps open.

  4. Once you have removed the top black case of the router, remove the silver casing surrounding the logic board. It should easily snap out of place.
    • Once you have removed the top black case of the router, remove the silver casing surrounding the logic board.

    • It should easily snap out of place.

  5. Locate the two screws at the bottom of the logic board. Using the same PH2 head on your Philips screwdriver, unscrew these screws.
    • Locate the two screws at the bottom of the logic board.

    • Using the same PH2 head on your Philips screwdriver, unscrew these screws.

  6. Now that you have removed all screws and the surrounding silver casing, pop the logic board out from the bottom component of the router.
    • Now that you have removed all screws and the surrounding silver casing, pop the logic board out from the bottom component of the router.

    • You have now removed the logic board from your device.

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  8. Once you have completely removed your logic board from its casing, look for any large dust particles and/or other dirt inside the router. Gently remove these particles with your fingers.
    • Once you have completely removed your logic board from its casing, look for any large dust particles and/or other dirt inside the router. Gently remove these particles with your fingers.

  9. Locate the blue rubber wire coverings near the main cable connections of your motherboard.  Make sure that these are standing upright.
    • Locate the blue rubber wire coverings near the main cable connections of your motherboard. Make sure that these are standing upright.

    • If they are not, gently use your wire tweezers to rearrange them in the correct upright position.

  10. Locate the upright wire tube towards the middle left of the motherboard. Make sure that the wires are evenly spaced, not directly touching one another on the tube.
    • Locate the upright wire tube towards the middle left of the motherboard.

    • Make sure that the wires are evenly spaced, not directly touching one another on the tube.

    • If the wires are not evenly spaced, gently use your spudger tool to separate them.

  11. Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the top side of the motherboard.
    • Using a soft cloth, gently wipe the top side of the motherboard.

    • Be sure not to miss any small crevices.

  12. Using your cloth, gently wipe the metal slates around the cable connectors.
    • Using your cloth, gently wipe the metal slates around the cable connectors.

  13. Turn the motherboard on its back side and completely wipe away any small particles.
    • Turn the motherboard on its back side and completely wipe away any small particles.

  14. Fully wipe the top and bottom cases of the router.
    • Fully wipe the top and bottom cases of the router.

    • Dust easily gets stuck in these areas, especially the bottom case.

  15. Wipe the cable connector compartments using the same soft cloth.
    • Wipe the cable connector compartments using the same soft cloth.

  16. Using a soft bristle toothbrush, brush the insides of the cable connectors in order to remove any hard-to-reach dust.
    • Using a soft bristle toothbrush, brush the insides of the cable connectors in order to remove any hard-to-reach dust.

  17. Using the same toothbrush, brush the tiny crevices on the back side of the motherboard.
    • Using the same toothbrush, brush the tiny crevices on the back side of the motherboard.

  18. After you have thoroughly brushed the back side of the motherboard, begin to do the same with the front side.
    • After you have thoroughly brushed the back side of the motherboard, begin to do the same with the front side.

    • You have now cleaned the inside of your router. Ventilation and performance should be excellent.

Conclusão

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

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