Apple TV 1st Generation Hard Drive Replacement

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Replace your hard drive in your Apple TV 1st Generation.

Replace your hard drive in your Apple TV 1st Generation.

Edit Step 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Remove the four T8 Torx screws securing the hard drive to the lower case.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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  • Peel and remove the hard drive up off the lower case.

  • The hard drive is held on to the lower case with mild adhesive.

  • Disconnect the hard drive data cable from its socket on the hard drive.

  • If you are replacing your hard drive, ensure to transfer the hard drive data cable to your new hard drive.

  • Hard drive remains.

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

For more information, check out the Apple TV 1st Generation device page.

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