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.

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First of, remove the antenna by simply unscrewing it.
  • 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'.

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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)

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  • 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.

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

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