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Introduction

This guide will show you how to access the battery and charging port in your Apple TV 4K remote for replacement.

  1. Heat iOpener according to manufacturer's instructions.
    • Heat iOpener according to manufacturer's instructions.

    • Place over the face of the remote to soften the adhesive under the glass.

  2. Using a spudger, gently lift the face of the remote. Starting from the bottom and working your way to the top. Using a spudger, gently lift the face of the remote. Starting from the bottom and working your way to the top.
    • Using a spudger, gently lift the face of the remote. Starting from the bottom and working your way to the top.

  3. Push front face forward to disengage plastic clips at the top of the remote.
    • Push front face forward to disengage plastic clips at the top of the remote.

    If holding the remote “normally” (top away from you), I would recommend you write slide front face downward/towards lightning port. I see your picture you are viewing the remote upside down, but this did actually confuse me.

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  4. Unlatch the connector that binds the touch screen and logic board.
    • Unlatch the connector that binds the touch screen and logic board.

  5. Use tweezers to pull off the connector that binds the touch screen to the logic board.
    • Use tweezers to pull off the connector that binds the touch screen to the logic board.

  6. Lift the face from the body of the remote.
    • Lift the face from the body of the remote.

  7. Lift the latch holding back the connector to the battery. Use tweezers to disconnect the battery connector.
    • Lift the latch holding back the connector to the battery.

    • Use tweezers to disconnect the battery connector.

  8. Remove the following screws using  a T3 Torx screwdriver:
    • Remove the following screws using a T3 Torx screwdriver:

    • Eight 2mm screws

  9. Using a plastic spudger, gently remove the logic board from the case of the remote.
    • Using a plastic spudger, gently remove the logic board from the case of the remote.

  10. Gently dislodge the battery from the remote case, making sure to avoid damaging the battery itself. The battery should be fully removed now.
    • Gently dislodge the battery from the remote case, making sure to avoid damaging the battery itself.

    • The battery should be fully removed now.

    Where to get new replacement battery?

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Conclusion

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

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Great but can you explain how and what to use to seal it back.

With out sealing it not working properly

Thanks

Iva Sh - Reply

Hi there, where can you buy the actual battery replacement?… any links?

RLinhares - Reply

I second this. It would be great if someone could link us on where to buy the battery/charger replacement.

_ Dubb -

You won’t be able to source the original battery as it is spot welded to the lightning port cable and mobo cable, and is one unit. However if you can solder I have successfully replaced two remote batteries for about $6-$8 a battery.

sinkproductions -

I’ve searched high and low for this battery as mine will not maintain a charge for more than a few hours. I found this one for a Huawei watch: https://www.batteryclub.org/Goods/ECN106... that appears to be the correct specs, but I’m not sure it can be connected.

That noted, a new remote is only $52 and this battery is $39.50 plus shipping! So for my money a new remote is a better option since we know it will work, and it’s just $12 or so more! Nuts!

pgrobin - Reply

Worked great for me, I opened it and cleaned the oxidized metal off the connections for the battery and inside the charge port.

The remote was inconsistently charging and losing it’s power quickly. After tearing it down and cleaning the connectors and inside the lightning port all is well.

It’s worth noting I have 2 young kids and the inside of the remote had shiny spots where evidently a liquid had ingressed, so just cleaning worked for me but may not for you.

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