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  1. 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.

  2. Continue releasing the last plastic clips with your hands taking care not to break any of the plastic elements attached to the base.
    • Continue releasing the last plastic clips with your hands taking care not to break any of the plastic elements attached to the base.

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

  4. 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.

  5. Before you remove completely the power supply, unscrew the T5 screws on each side of the socket. You may now be able to remove the power supply with a spudger.
    • Before you remove completely the power supply, unscrew the T5 screws on each side of the socket.

    • 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.

  6. The last remaining part in the Apple TV is the status LED. You can remove this part with your plastic spudger. The last remaining part in the Apple TV is the status LED. You can remove this part with your plastic spudger.
    • The last remaining part in the Apple TV is the status LED. You can remove this part with your plastic spudger.

Conclusion

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

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Step 2: “caring not to break….”. Thanks, great guide. David

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