Introduzione

Replace the fan in your Apple TV 1st Generation.

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Flip the Apple TV over so that the bottom of the unit is facing up.
  • Flip the Apple TV over so that the bottom of the unit is facing up.

  • You need to remove the rubber base to get access to the screws.

  • Starting at one side of the device, use a hairdryer or a heat gun to soften the adhesive holding the rubber base in place.

  • The rubber base will be hot after heating, take extreme caution while proceeding to avoid personal injury.

  • While the adhesive is still warm, peel the bottom of the rubber base upwards to detach it from the metal plate.

  • Repeat the procedure described above until the rubber base has been completely removed.

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Remove the four T10 Torx screws that secure the lower case to the upper case.
  • Remove the four T10 Torx screws that secure the lower case to the upper case.

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  • Carefully lift the lower case from the upper case enough to allow access to the internals of the Apple TV.

  • Be aware that the hard drive is physically attached to the lower case and that a ribbon cable runs from the drive to the logic board in the upper case.

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  • Carefully pull the hard drive data cable straight up from its socket on the logic board.

  • During reassembly, make sure the hard drive data cable is firmly seated in its socket on the logic board; otherwise, during boot-up you will see a flashing question mark "?".

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  • The fan is held in place by three rubber posts.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, squeeze the top of each post and push the post down into the hole. Repeat for all three posts.

  • During reinstallation, it helps to lubricate the rubber posts. Try weaving a string through the holes in the posts to pull them up through the mounting points.

  • Do not excessively pull on the posts, as they may rip.

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  • Using a pair of tweezers, pull the fan connector straight up from its socket on the logic board.

  • Lift and remove the fan out of the upper case.

I've been looking for a replacement fan to go with this guide, do you guys sell ATV fans? They're not standard to my knowledge

Kevin - Replica

Conclusione

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

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