tooljoe Posted January 7, 2012 Report Share Posted January 7, 2012 Hey guys, I was going to post this in another forum (and maybe some other day to help others... plus if google brings 2wire users here... they might want to buy a dewalt tool ) but from what I have read in that forum, the people are none appreciative.... they act like they have everything figured out... anyways. I work as a maintenance guy and recently (the apartments just got internet) I have noticed that the 2wire brand modems/routers power supplies go bad quick (by quick I really mean withing at least 2 years). I already have the tale tale sings of the issues... they are not always the same, but over all, it will most likely be a power supply problem if you are having connection issues... trust me, even if the modems light are on, does not mean that the power supply is good... these two capacitors will most likely be bad if they are â€œfatâ€.... not flat at the top. I have only seen two type of power supply where I work... one has the capacitors at the bottom left side... and the other on the bottom... from what I have noticed is that mostly the capacitors close to the transformers go bad but I have seen where others too... for example in this pic.... (the capacitor is right above in the picture of caps above) this is a simple fix (at least for me)... the power supply from factory I believe it is 15-20 dollars. While the capacitors are merely cents... well plus shipping and handling... I got mine for free since I keep circuit boards of everything that I throw out (a thing I started doing ever since I realized that a 10 cents piece can make a 500 dollar component useless)... moving along, if you decide to take a look and see if the problem is not a wire connection but rather the power supply, the power supply it is easy to open... just use a vice as the pictures show (doing it to both sides)... you will hear a crackling noise when you squeeze and the shell should pop open like a peanut. (well you have to use your fingers to pry it open) all of these suffer from the same... and i am not including the ones i threw away... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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