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Introduction

Use this guide to replace a worn-out or dead battery in your Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote. The charging port and the battery of the Siri Remote are connected as one assembly.

  1. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the bottom cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the bottom cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Use a P2 Pentalope screwdriver to remove the two 6.1 mm-long screws securing the bottom cover.

    • Remove the bottom aluminium cover.

  2. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Create a gap: step 2, image 1 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Create a gap: step 2, image 2 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Create a gap: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an iFlex into the gap on the right side of the circular clickpad.

    • Insert the iFlex about 3 mm.

    • Use the iFlex to create a gap by prying the circular clickpad upwards.

  3. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Unhinge the plastic clips: step 3, image 1 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Unhinge the plastic clips: step 3, image 2 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Unhinge the plastic clips: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick into the gap. Remove the iFlex after inserting the opening pick.

    • Slide the opening pick around the top half of the clickpad.

    • Avoid sliding the opening pick to the bottom half of the clickpad. A flex cable runs there!

  4. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the clickpad: step 4, image 1 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the clickpad: step 4, image 2 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the clickpad: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the clickpad from the lower right side to access the press connector.

    • Use an opening pick to pry up the clickpad connector to disconnect it.

    • Remove the clickpad.

  5. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the face buttons: step 5, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the face buttons: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the iFlex into the gap on the right edge of the volume button.

    • Insert the iFlex about 3 mm.

  6. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Unhinge the volume button: step 6, image 1 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Unhinge the volume button: step 6, image 2 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Unhinge the volume button: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use the iFlex to pry up the volume button to unhinge the plastic clips which keep the button in place.

    • Remove the volume button.

  7. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Insert an angled probe into the housing to release the right plastic clip of the mute button.

    • Carefully push against the buttons clip from the inside.

    • Make sure that the probe doesn't hit any components on the mainboard and is inserted horizontally.

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    • Insert the probe into the gap on the surface of the mute button.

    • Use the probe to pry up the mute button and unhinge the remaining plastic clips.

    • Remove the mute button

  9. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a probe into the case to release the right plastic clip of the play/pause button.

    • Gently press against the clip from the inside.

    • Make sure that the probe doesn't hit any components on the mainboard and is inserted horizontally.

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    • Insert the probe into the gap on the surface of the play/pause button.

    • Use the probe to pry up the play/pause button and unhinge the remaining plastic clips.

    • Remove the play/pause button.

  11. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the probe into the housing where the clickpad was previously to release the upper plastic clip of the back button.

    • Carefully press against the clip from the inside.

    • Make sure that the probe doesn't hit any components on the mainboard and is inserted horizontally.

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    • Insert the probe into the gap on the surface of the back button.

    • Use the probe to pry up the back button and unhinge the remaining plastic clips.

    • Remove the back button.

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    • Insert the probe into the inner housing where the clickpad used to be to release the upper plastic clip of the TV button.

    • Carefully press against the clip from the inside.

    • Make sure that the probe doesn't hit any components on the mainboard and is inserted horizontally.

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    • Insert the probe into the gap on the surface of the TV button.

    • Use the probe to pry up the TV button and unhinge the remaining plastic clips.

    • Remove the TV button.

  15. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the Siri button: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to remove the two 4.7 mm-long screws securing the Siri button on the right edge of the remote.

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    • Use the pointed end of a spudger or a pair of tweezers to lift the Siri button up and out of the remote.

    • Remove the Siri button.

  17. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Push the internal frame slightly out of the housing: step 17, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Push the internal frame slightly out of the housing: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Turn the remote upside down.

    • This will avoid the power button falling into the case and getting jammed.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the charging port.

    • Don't worry! This won't damage the port.

    • Push the spudger in to slide the insides of the remote out about 1 inch (2.5 cm).

    • Don't try to push it all out yet! The power button needs to be removed first.

  18. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the power button: step 18, image 1 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the power button: step 18, image 2 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the power button: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Turn the remote back over and make sure that the recess of the inner frame aligns with the power button.

    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to press the power button into the recess of the inner frame (if it didn’t already fall in by itself).

    • Remove the power button.

  19. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the internal frame from the housing: step 19, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the internal frame from the housing: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the inner frame out of its aluminum housing.

    • There is a slight resistance when pulling out.

  20. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Unscrew the mainboard: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Torx T3 screwdriver to remove the eight 4.7 mm-long screws securing the mainboard to the frame.

    • Don't try remove the mainboard all the way yet. It's still connected to the battery!

  21. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Disconnect the battery assembly: step 21, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Disconnect the battery assembly: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Turn over the frame.

    • Use an opening pick to lift up the small locking flap on the trackpad cable's ZIF connector.

  22. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the mainboard: step 22, image 1 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the mainboard: step 22, image 2 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the mainboard: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the mainboard up and away from the battery to remove it.

  23. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Pry up the battery: step 23, image 1 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Pry up the battery: step 23, image 2 of 3 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Pry up the battery: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • The battery is held down by mild adhesive.

    • Insert an opening pick on either side of the battery and pry up to lift it away from its recess.

    • Make sure you push underneath the battery and not into it. Don't bend or deform the battery

    • Don't try to remove the battery all the way yet! The charging port is still entangled with the frame.

  24. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Release the charging port assembly: step 24, image 1 of 2 Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Release the charging port assembly: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to shift the battery port assembly towards the bottom of the frame to free the metal clips holding it in place.

  25. Apple TV 4K 2021 Siri Remote Battery/Charging Port Replacement, Remove the battery and charging port assembly: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery and charging port assembly.

Conclusion

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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