How to Kill Your Router!

Apparently, when you spill your coffee over the RouterΒ  – it dies!

I have no Internet. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!


21 thoughts on “How to Kill Your Router!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      This is it exactly! πŸ™‚
      I have been sitting at that desk doing jigsaws for a few months now – and no problem!
      Of course my cup of coffee was full!
      Still working on it and have some lights on the Router now. πŸ™‚

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  1. pgraysurvival

    Had this presented on my workbench a few times.
    This is what I do.

    If it is directly powered by fixed mains power replace it,
    If it runs from a transformer, unplug that.
    Then take the case off and give it a really good rinse in clean (deionised or distilled) water. Then let it dry out thoroughly in the sun.
    If you can get hold of some WD40 (a silicon based water repellent) give it a spray to stop further corrosion.
    Reassemble only when ABSOLUTELY dry.

    After that two things will happen. It will work or not.
    For the little time it takes to rinse and dry, it’s always worth trying.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you for this useful info. πŸ™‚
      My husband had tried this – but not with distilled water. We seem to have some lights back on the Router and limited DSL, but no wi-fi as yet. Will keep trying.

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      1. pgraysurvival

        No Wi-fi, limited DSL?
        If you can access the admin screens, more often than not there is a self test / systems check facility.

        (While you are there, write down all your settings. You’ll need them if you choose to get a new router. Don’t forget the info is case sensitive.)

        BUT my spider sense is telling me that you’ve still got a bit of damp somewhere on the board, probably beneath an integrated circuit.
        If any sub assembly is ‘plug in’, check those connectors too. Wi Fi modules usually have tiny little coax connectors. Hot liquid can ingress into them easily.
        Got a hair dryer? Low heat for a long time. Low heat means WARM and not too hot to touch.


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