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N7: Abandoned Research Station

Nathan Garvin

To start this assignment, travel to the Strabo system in the Eagle Nebula cluster, where you’ll find the Jarrahe Station. Note that you can only start this assignment if you previously completed N7: Wrecked Merchant Freighter. Dock with the station when you’re ready to go - your squad doesn’t matter, as there’s no combat in this assignment.

After dealing with the mechs on Neith, you can trace them back to the Jarrahe Station.

Enter the first door and pick up the PDA then continue around the corner and through the unlocked door to find a pair of canisters of Refined Iridium . Hit the docking area power terminal in the corner. Return to the hallway and enter the now unlocked door - continue until you reach the large square room with a containment area in the center that is locked and doors on all four sides of the room.

(1 of 2) Rotate various reflector panels,

Rotate various reflector panels, (left), to channel a beam and destroy an impediment to your progress. (right)

Enter the left-hand room first and at the end look around for two canisters of Refined Iridium and a research lab power terminal. Hit that and look on the small balcony opposite to see that four laptops have become active. See the beam on the right side of the room? You need to deflect that to the back left corner using the terminals to reposition the mirrors here.

Use several consoles to open all the doors in the living quarters.

Afterwards, return to the main room. Make your way to the right-hand room next; inside check the PDA on the right side of the room, before continuing through the unlocked door and into the room at the end. Grab the Med Kit here and activate the living quarters control. Doing so will lock the room and the rest of the area. You will notice that a set of three computer terminals on the left side of the room will become active. To unlock the doors, use the middle one first, then the right, then the left. If done correctly, the computers will disappear and all the doors will unlock. Enter the room across the hall to loot a few lockers , and then return to the main room.

(1 of 2) Evade the plasma vents,

Evade the plasma vents, (left), and restore power to the engineering section of the station. (right)

In the main room, head through the door on the opposite side of the room from where you originally entered. You will find yourself in a long hallway filled with several steam vents which will damage you if you run through them. Make your way to the second steam fissure and look in the room to the right for a couple of lootable lockers and a PDA . Return to the steam hallway and make your way to the far end. Continue around the corner and up the ramp at the top where you will find a switch to re-activate the power. Now that the steam has been disabled, you have a nice relaxing run back to the main room again.

Approach the lab in the centre of the room and use the terminal in front to reactivate its power then enter the unlocked doors and use the machine here to complete the mission.

Mission Completion Rewards
Experience Gained: 125 (156)
Credits: 3,750 + 3,750
Iridium: 2,000

Disable the VI Mainframe to complete the assignment.


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  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 September 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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The guide for Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all the main campaign Missions, Assignments, as well as a detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • A complete walkthrough for the entire campaign, including all recruitment and loyalty missions, as well as details on weapons, resources and research projects found during each mission.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • Updated media and formatting for the Legendary Edition.
  • In-depth look at the major choices in Mass Effect 2 and consequences - both short and long term - of each.
  • Full details on all possible Romances.
  • In-depth Class builds for Shepard with a focus on Insanity difficulty strategies.
  • Details on every Power.
  • Builds for all squadmates.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide, including embeded walkthrough links.

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