Introduction

I will teach you how to dissemble this Router

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Linksys WRT54G, use our service manual.

The Linksys WRT54G series is a series of Wi-Fi gateways manufactured by Linksys, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems. The Linksys WRT54G series is a series of Wi-Fi gateways manufactured by Linksys, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems.
  • The Linksys WRT54G series is a series of Wi-Fi gateways manufactured by Linksys, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems.

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Let's begin with the teardown! First, unscrew the antennas from the back of the router and set them aside. Let's begin with the teardown! First, unscrew the antennas from the back of the router and set them aside.
  • Let's begin with the teardown! First, unscrew the antennas from the back of the router and set them aside.

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Lets get into the internals! First, flip the unit over and insert a small flat-head screwdriver in between the warranty sticker and the front panel and pry it open. Beware! It may take some effort to pry the panel off.  Also, be careful not to damage the Motherboard, like I did. I hope you know this will void your warranty. Not that it matters, this was made in 2002...
  • Lets get into the internals! First, flip the unit over and insert a small flat-head screwdriver in between the warranty sticker and the front panel and pry it open.

  • Beware! It may take some effort to pry the panel off. Also, be careful not to damage the Motherboard, like I did.

  • I hope you know this will void your warranty. Not that it matters, this was made in 2002...

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Now, slide the top plastic panel off and put it aside you now have a clear view of the motherboard. Intel TE28F320 Flash Memory Broadcom BCM4712KPB (I think it’s a modem chip)
  • Now, slide the top plastic panel off and put it aside you now have a clear view of the motherboard.

  • Intel TE28F320 Flash Memory

  • Broadcom BCM4712KPB (I think it’s a modem chip)

  • Admtek ADM6996L Ethernet Controller

  • Activity LEDs

  • Issi 42S16400-6T Random Access Memory (Unsure of amount)

  • Random Chips (That I was too lazy to research)

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Time to remove the Motherboard! Unscrew the single Phillips Screw,  slide the motherboard and then lift it out. Single Phillips Head Screw Plastic Clips holding the Motherboard in place.
  • Time to remove the Motherboard! Unscrew the single Phillips Screw, slide the motherboard and then lift it out.

  • Single Phillips Head Screw

  • Plastic Clips holding the Motherboard in place.

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You're done! Thanks for sticking with me for my first teardown!
  • You're done! Thanks for sticking with me for my first teardown!

    • If you want to reassemble this, just do this guide in reverse order!

OK I followed the disassemble guide as suggested ..... now the bit with

Step 3 Front Panel Removal I did it exactly and yeah I scratch the motherboard too!!!

But after more more looking when it was apart I found that there where screws in the front feet that held it on

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Hmm, mine came apart with ease after a bit of prying. About the scratched Motherboard, in hindsight I should have used a plastic spudger. I have another one of these and will look into the thing with the feet and update if needed. Thanks!

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