Apple TV Repairability: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
Relatively easy to open case that can be easily reassembled.
Separate power supply board that can be replaced independently of the logic board.
Simple design - there's 6 pieces!
Relatively common fasteners (Phillips and T6 Torx) found throughout.
Thermal pads rather than thermal paste means no messy cleanup.
Lots of expensive electronics housed on one singular board means that if one fries, the board is toast unless you can attempt or know how to do component level repair.
The ease of repairing this device, integrated high-efficiency power supply, low 6-watt power consumption, and efficient stand-by mode lead us to believe this may be the most eco-friendly set-top box of all time!
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