This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your D-link DI-524, use our service manual.

This is the router, in all of its 12 year old glory. This is the router, in all of its 12 year old glory. This is the router, in all of its 12 year old glory.
  • This is the router, in all of its 12 year old glory.

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First of, remove the antenna by simply unscrewing it. With that done, flip the router over and remove the 2 screws marked out in orange (pic 2). Then simply flip the router back over and lift up the top plastic.
  • First of, remove the antenna by simply unscrewing it.

  • With that done, flip the router over and remove the 2 screws marked out in orange (pic 2).

  • Then simply flip the router back over and lift up the top plastic.

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With the plastic removed, we get a look at the board itself. Now remove the two other screws at the back (also marked out in orange). Before being able to lift the whole board out, you will also have to unscrew a nut where the antenna was attached to. This can easily be done with a pair of pliers. With that done, simply pull the connector out and lift the border 'up and out'.
  • With the plastic removed, we get a look at the board itself. Now remove the two other screws at the back (also marked out in orange).

  • Before being able to lift the whole board out, you will also have to unscrew a nut where the antenna was attached to. This can easily be done with a pair of pliers.

  • With that done, simply pull the connector out and lift the border 'up and out'.

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This is simply a better look at the board chips. If anone reading this knows specifically what they are, feel free to comment and I will add the information. (There is also one more chip but Ifiixit allows only 3 pictures) (There is also one more chip but Ifiixit allows only 3 pictures)
  • This is simply a better look at the board chips. If anone reading this knows specifically what they are, feel free to comment and I will add the information.

  • (There is also one more chip but Ifiixit allows only 3 pictures)

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The last piece of the router is this small metal clip here. Simply pull it up. The last piece of the router is this small metal clip here. Simply pull it up.
  • The last piece of the router is this small metal clip here. Simply pull it up.

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You have successfully taken apart a D-link DI-524.
  • You have successfully taken apart a D-link DI-524.

  • I was unable to remove anything more from the mother board as it is all soldered on.

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