As the device base is firmly clipped, insert two metal spudgers to gently release the first clips.
  • As the device base is firmly clipped, insert two metal spudgers to gently release the first clips.

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Continue releasing the last plastic clips with your hands caring not to broke any of the plastic elements attached to the base.
  • Continue releasing the last plastic clips with your hands caring not to broke any of the plastic elements attached to the base.

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Use a philips screwdriver to remove the metal heat sink.
  • Use a philips screwdriver to remove the metal heat sink.

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The logic board is held in place by the power supply connector, but that's no problem for our spudger. A quick flick and the logic board is free. The logic board is held in place by the power supply connector, but that's no problem for our spudger. A quick flick and the logic board is free.
  • The logic board is held in place by the power supply connector, but that's no problem for our spudger. A quick flick and the logic board is free.

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You may now be able to remove the power supply with a spudger The rating of the power supply is 3.4V at 1.75A, which is identical to the 2nd Gen Apple TV's 5.95 watts.
  • You may now be able to remove the power supply with a spudger

  • The rating of the power supply is 3.4V at 1.75A, which is identical to the 2nd Gen Apple TV's 5.95 watts.

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Conclusion

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

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Vincent Monteil

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you forgot to add the power supply is held by 2 tiny torx screw

morpheuse - Reply

Successfully sourced a new power supply for our 3rd generation after the last one was destroyed ironically by Apple juice. Sourced from China and replaced- presto!! It's working- all for $14.95

rcbakes30 - Reply

Where? I need on badly! Can you send me / Post here a link?

jakesterage -

please, and where could be find the part, the power supply for AppleTV 3rd generation?

foxy72 - Reply

Hi, i have a 3rd gen Apple TV and I have problems with it, it doesn't turn on I don't now if it's the power supply or it is &&^&@@ up how can I figure out if it is the power supply and in that case where can I found one

ilichcorcegatreep - Reply

I Olson have a Apple TV box an older version how can I test if it is working

Mike baker - Reply

In case the LED light does not glow even after restoring by remote or iTune then problem is with SMPS unit. Get a new SMPS unit and replace it yourself !

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