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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995, use our service manual.

  1. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Top Case Screw: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Begin by locating the rear of the Apple Interactive Television Box. You will see three black Philips head screws. Start by removing the leftmost screw (Green).

  2. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Top Cover: step 2, image 1 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Top Cover: step 2, image 2 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Top Cover: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Next slide the top cover towards you by pushing down and pulling. Then Lift the cover up and off.

  3. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Expansion Slot Cover: step 3, image 1 of 2 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Expansion Slot Cover: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Begin by removing the two black Philips head screws (Green). Next remove the cover if it didn't already fall out on its own.

  4. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Disconnecting Cables: step 4, image 1 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Disconnecting Cables: step 4, image 2 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Disconnecting Cables: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Begin By Disconnecting the red cable for the power button. Next disconnect the blue cable to the infrared remote sensor. Next remove the white cable that connects to The ADB board.

  5. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Disconnecting The Power Cable: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the multicolored cable connecting the power supply to the logic board.

    • Please Note: The Power Supply Cable may take some force to remove.

  6. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Face Plate: step 6, image 1 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Face Plate: step 6, image 2 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Face Plate: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Gently pry back the three tabs to the face plate (Green). Then Pull towards you and the face plate should come off.

  7. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Logic Board Screws: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two screws (Green).

  8. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Expansion Card Bracket: step 8, image 1 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Expansion Card Bracket: step 8, image 2 of 3 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Expansion Card Bracket: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Pry each of the four tabs from the outside in (Green). Next lift up on the large tab at the rear of the bracket (Red) and slide the bracket towards you with slight pressure down. The logic board should move with the bracket. Now lift up and remove the bracket.

    • Please Note: You may use a spudger to do this but I prefer the use of a Flat Head Screwdriver

  9. Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Logic Board From The Case: step 9, image 1 of 2 Apple Interactive Television Box (STB) Prototype 1995 Teardown, Removing The Logic Board From The Case: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the logic board out from the left to avoid contact with the power supply cable.

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