Cracking open the Linksys WRT54G wireless router

The main circuit board

Here's the main circuit board removed from the bottom panel. Note the capacitors (circled in red). The capacitors should be flat on top, as shown here. Rounded or leaking tops are a sign the unit suffered an electrical surge and needs to be replaced.

About Erik Eckel

Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...

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