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Apple TV (4th Generation) Repairability: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).

Modular construction and only a few major components simplifies repair.

The power supply is a separate, replaceable component, and even its AC-in jack is modular.

Standard Torx screws used throughout, nothing proprietary.

The remote is held together with adhesive, but a wide gap makes it easy to pry apart.

The remote's battery and Lightning cable are soldered together—but not to anything else, so they should be an inexpensive component to replace.

Everything important is soldered to the logic board, meaning replacement or board-level soldering is required to solve port problems.

And that's a wrap. See you for an iPhone teardown down under! G'day, mate!

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