Schemes, disassembly, repair and review of Apple TV

The console uses a 2-core 64-bit processor Apple A8, wireless modules Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.0, infrared. The device carries on board 2 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal flash memory. Wired interfaces offer Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 and USB-C. The remote control contains a touch surface, two microphones, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a Bluetooth 4.0 module, an infrared transmitter and a Lightning connector.

Having analyzed the fourth generation Apple TV accessory on separate components, it is possible to appropriate the novelty with a maintainability rating of 8 out of 10. Note that the maximum score of 10 corresponds to the most easily repairable devices. Thus, if necessary, the device can be easily repaired. The following features are noted:

 

  • Modular design and a small number of major components simplify repairs;
  • The power supply is a separate replaceable component, even the AC socket is modular;
  • The device uses standard Torx screws;
  • The remote control is fixed with glue, but it is easy to open it;
  • The battery of the console and the Lightning cable are soldered together. But these are the only combined components;
  • All important components are soldered to the PCB, their replacement will require the use of a soldering iron.