Rt-ac66u Power Button Fix

Introduction: Rt-ac66u Power Button Fix

fix power button popping up problem

Step 1: Disassemble Case and Remove the Heatsink, Follow Video

you'll need a small phillips head screwdriver to remove heatsink screws. having one with a magnetic tip makes this a lot easier

Step 2: Bend Pins

using flathead screwdriver or similar object, bend the two pins in this picture towards each other so they are close together or touching

Step 3: Solder Pins Together

solder the pins together

Step 4: Reassemble Router

before attempting to power on, be sure antennas are installed or you can damage the radios

re-assemble router in reverse order, you can leave off switch spring and retainer but install the switch button so that the hole is covered and less dust goes into the case. make sure you firmly squeeze case so that all clips go back in place and use a standard size screwdriver to torque screws all the way down

enjoy not having to deal with a router that randomly powers itself off

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    6 Discussions

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    tednv3
    tednv3

    Reply 9 months ago

    my fix:
    cost: $0
    days waited for parts to come: 0
    durability: will never have broken switch again
    functionality lost: none, I can still turn it off by unplugging it

    to each their own

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    AntonI19
    AntonI19

    1 year ago

    It will be short curcuit. You need to unsolder switch first

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    tednv3
    tednv3

    Reply 9 months ago

    it has been working for 2 years using above modification that I took pictures of. closing the two pins permanently completes the circuit that the switch normally closes when it's on. there is no need to remove the switch

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    Tim Woodburn
    Tim Woodburn

    1 year ago

    Thank you, this worked a treat!