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Step 15
AirPort Extreme A1521 Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair). No proprietary fastener funny business over here. The Extreme uses Torx screws throughout the structure to keep its act together.
Final Thoughts
  • AirPort Extreme A1521 Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).

  • No proprietary fastener funny business over here. The Extreme uses Torx screws throughout the structure to keep its act together.

  • Disassembly is pretty straightforward, and modular components are used throughout.

  • No glue (except for a small dab used for the status LED) is found inside.

  • The opening procedure requires a bit of prying that may slightly damage the case if the user isn't careful.

  • You'll have to disassemble a good portion of the device in order to clean the fan.

  • Some of the connectors are super-small and can be prone to breaking.

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