Introduction

Removing the logic board is a very simple procedure. Hopefully you never have to do this to your Apple TV. Just a note... There is nothing wrong with my Apple TV. I made this guide for those that may need to use it one day. My Apple TV is still running well

  1. Use a spudger to pry the bottom cover off the Apple TV.
    • Use a spudger to pry the bottom cover off the Apple TV.

    • It may be necessary to use two spudgers (one to hold it open while you pry with the other one)

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  2. Carefully remove the bottom cover from the unit
    • Carefully remove the bottom cover from the unit

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    • Remove the pink thermal pad. (I already removed mine)

    • Remove the five philips #1 screws securing the heatsink and logic board to the upper casing.

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    • Using a screwdriver (flathead) or a spudger, pull the power cable out of the logic board

    • Now with a spudger or flathead screw driver, CAREFULLY remove the LED connector. Do this very carefully as this connector is extreme fragile, and easily damaged.

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    • Use a flathead screwdriver or spudger to tilit the logic board to an angle so you can grab it with your hands

    • Holding the logic board by it edges, lift it up slightly.

    • And remove

    • Thats all. The logic board has been removed. Just follow the steps (Step 1-5 in reverse to install the board)

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    • The chip with the grease on is the Apple A4 chip. The thermal pad took the silkscreen off, so its hard to read.

    • The The black ball surrounded by meta is the IR Remote sensor.

    • In the third picture, the power connector and LED status connector are shown.

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    • HDMI Port

    • Micro USB Port (used for diagnostics, and service)

    • Digital TOS Link out (Optical Out)

    • Gigabit Ethernet

    • The second picture shows the thermal pads (pinkish white edge stuff) this keeps the components of the logic board cool and happy.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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