Tools Featured in this Teardown


I am tearing down a router!

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Linksys Router WRT54G2 V1, use our service manual.

looks like my desk is a mess! Time to clean up!
  • looks like my desk is a mess! Time to clean up!

    • This may take a while.

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Much Better.
  • Much Better.

  • The lighting looks good with minifigure holding a spudger.

    • Do not attempt to make a minifigure hold a spudger. he could fall over and get hurt.

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  • this is the linksys WRT54G2 V1.

  • The Internet in jack.

  • The 4 Ethernet out jacks

  • One reset button.

  • One 12 Volt DC .5 amp inlet.

  • 1 WPS button.

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  • This is the back of the router. and 4 of its screws must be removed

  • WHAT IS THIS? A new screw!

    • Nothing but the best equipment to tackle this! @kelsea recommended I should use my tools more.

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  • I feel a disturbance in this repair...

  • AHA! its darth voider! WE MUST DESTROY HIM!

  • iFixit emerges once again! VICTORY!

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  • How do we open this? Rip it open? No... As tempting as that is there must be a more elegant way...

  • iFixit tools are elegant right? Use a iFixit Opening Tool to do the trick. mostly in the back corners.

    • The cover seems to pop back with nothing holding it. I used a screw from the router to hold it.

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  • only popping the back corners does not appear to be enough.

  • The front area seems stronger, and it feels like it may snap my opening tool. onto the big guns!

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  • Engraved with the word IFIXIT to show authenticity.

  • Made with REAL metal

  • Look at that obviously not edited in shine!

  • Luckily I own one of these beauties. you can buy one too! BUY THE SPUDGENATOR 9000 HERE!

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  • insert the SPUDGENATOR 9000 and slide it through the split until you here pops.

  • POP!

  • POP!

  • POP!

  • Eventually it will open.

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  • Here is the back of the WPS button.

  • These tabs are held in too much for my fingers to get! Time for the SPUNGENATOR 9000! use it to pry those tough tabs.

  • Aaaaand its out! (after breaking a tab)

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  • Removal of the logic board motherboard includes no screws.

  • I'm not removing the motherboard because that would involve cutting the wires, and I want to use this later! (not in the mood for soldering today. =p)

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  • All the parts.

  • Thumbs up not included.

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