Monday, April 18, 2016

Apple TV – Apple TV 2nd generation - Disassembling procedure – How to removal the case – How to remove the logic board – How to remove the status LED

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the Logic board
  • How to remove the status LED 

Apple TV 2nd generation

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)
Carefully remove the bottom cover from the unit
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
LED status light replacing
The last remaining part in the Apple TV is the status LED. You can remove this part with your plastic spudger.