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    Broken power button

    I don't have an RT-AC68U, otherwise I'd figure it out. From the photos, it looks like a common, easy-to-find tactile switch or pushbutton switch. So all you have to do is measure the dimensions in mm: a) x and y dimensions of the body b) x and y distances between the pins (looks like six pins...
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    Broken power button

    It might be a multilayer PCB (more than two layers). If so, then just looking might not be enough. When I desolder the old, broken switch, I can use a multimeter in continuity testing mode and try touching nearby solder pads to see if pin 1 does indeed go to something else. There's a capacitor...
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    Broken power button

    Yeah, this is my third failed power switch in three different routers. The first one was under warranty. I sent it to ASUS and got a replacement, which just failed today (the third failed router). I used the tape and dime approach on the second failed router but found it far too annoying to...
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    Broken power button

    Just a matter of personal preference. I like having a working power button. Most people won't care and will try some of the other solutions like hot glue, taping a dime over the button, removing the spring, soldering a jumper, etc. A few like me will care and want a working power button. It...
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    Broken power button

    Sorry for the necropost. For those of you who like me want to DIY replace the power button, it appears to be an E-Switch LC-1258-EE-NP latching SPDT pushbutton switch. Mouser carries them for 76 cents each, p/n 612-LC1258EENP I have yet to confirm 100% that it is the correct switch, but it...
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