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Router wont turn on when i plug it into the wall.

I plug in my router to the wall. and it wont turn on. no lights come on. is this fixable? if yes how can i fix it?

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  • boodhram_10 May 18, 2009

    i had tested the power supply with my volt meter and that works fine. i dont where to check for power on the router.. so the problem is with the router im guessing.

    any other suggestions i can try?

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That sounds like your power adapter is not working properly.
You can either

  1. replace it if you have one lying around with the same specifications (make sure the small plug fits in the router!)
  2. using a voltmeter to test if there is any power at the output
  3. take your router to an electronic store and let them test the power supply or the router.
The specs for your adapter are:
Input: 110V / 60Hz
Output: 12V / 1Amp

That means:
The voltage should be within +/- 10% of 12V. More is not ok.
Any other adapter has to be able to deliver at least 1 Amp. More is ok.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Posted on May 18, 2009

  •  C. Dante
    C. Dante May 19, 2009

    Darn!
    That of course would have been easy!
    Sorry, but I never took this router apart. You can always open the housing and have a look around to wee if there is any fuse or other obvious damage, but I'm not good enough with electronics to give you a better advice.

    Maybe someone else around here?
    Come on all you modders and hackers - help him/her out!


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