Tools Featured in this Teardown

Introduction

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! This may take a while.
  • looks like my desk is a mess! Time to clean up!

    • This may take a while.

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Much Better. The lighting looks good with minifigure holding a spudger.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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)
  • 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) 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)
  • 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.
  • All the parts.

  • Thumbs up not included.

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I used 2 Daylight LEDs for the lighting. (meaning 2 lights) I also used some printer paper. (without the sign) I also used some printer paper. (without the sign)

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