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This is most likely caused by a break in one of the paired wires leading from your plugin transformer to the plug in the back of the unit. You can confirm this by using a voltmeter to measure the transformer output where it plugs into the back of the unit. Set the voltmeter on DC volts. Pull out the small power plug from the back of the unit and insert the positive (red) lead from the voltmeter into the middle opening of the small power plug. Make sure it touches the inside metal wall. Touch the negative (black) lead to the outside metal wall of the small plug. The voltmeter should read around 12 volts. If you don't see any voltage you probably have a break in one of the wires. If you can track down where the break happened you can rejoin the wires using solder. However, I don't recommend trying this if you're not experienced with a solder iron. You may just want to buy another generic transformer to replace the one that's gone bad. Make sure the new transformer has a 12 volt output setting and is capable of putting out at least the same amount of current as the original. The current capability of the original transformer should be listed on it's side. I expect it will be something in the range of 500 mA (milli Amps) to 1 Amp. If you get a new transformer make sure the positive voltage is in the middle and the negative voltage is on the outside of the plug.

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Check the wall outlet for power, using a lamp or such. If you can get a multi-meter, set the meter to Volts-DC between 12 and 20. Plug the power supply into the wall outlet and test the other end for voltage. The power supply should tell you its output so the reading should be more than a couple of volts. If it is less or ZERO the power supply is dead. If it has power, then open the router and check for a fuse. If the fuse is dead, replace. If there is no fuse or the fuse is OK then the router may be dead. Best of luck.

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