Apple TV has offered a lot to all its users, and ever since its launch, there hasn’t been much to complain about. But recently, Apple TV 4K iFixit teardown discovers an issue and reveals it. Apple has not been recognized for making its products repair-friendly, mostly not by an unauthorized third-party service provider.
There are, however, times when it doesn’t seem to diverge from a path and throw technicians and enthusiasts a bone, The Apple TV has been one of its more repairable devices and it doesn’t seem to have seen any change in this year. iFixit’s teardown did bring out one wart in that image and it is not that the Apple TV 4K 2021 at all.
Apple TV 4K iFixit Teardown Discovers a Problem
Opening the Apple TV box is a pleasure especially when you are recognizing how hard it is with other products of Apple. All you need to do to open it is some gentle prying to open up the bottom plate and then the usual Torx screwdriver to slowly take out the large fan, logic board, heat sink, and power supply.
There happen to be some pleasant surprises happening inside as well as from an IR scan. iFixit discovered that the opaque box happens to actually be transparent to infrared light, meaning you really do not have to be precise when aiming the remote. The Apple TV’s fan also happens to be surprisingly connected only by a gold contact point that does not possess any cable.
Apple TV 4K Repair
The thing is, the New Siri is not actually easy to teardown. The screws found at the bottom barely did anything and iFixit was forced to take out all the caps and the navigation pad before even trying to pull out the board that houses the battery. Fortunately, that battery was lightly only glued lightly so it didn’t take much force to take it out.
While the Apple TV 4K 2021 itself got an 8 out of 10 from iFixit, the remote that did not get graded would probably score a dismal 2. Given how the remote’s small battery is likely to die out before any other component, it’s disappointing but unsurprising that Apple made it very hard to replace.