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Einleitung

Replace the fan in your Apple TV 1st Generation.

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  1. Apple TV 1st Generation Fan Replacement, Lower Case: Schritt 1, Bild 1 von 1
    • Flip the Apple TV over so that the bottom of the unit is facing up.

    • You need to remove the rubber base to get access to the screws.

    • Starting at one side of the device, use a hairdryer or a heat gun to soften the adhesive holding the rubber base in place.

    • The rubber base will be hot after heating, take extreme caution while proceeding to avoid personal injury.

    • While the adhesive is still warm, peel the bottom of the rubber base upwards to detach it from the metal plate.

    • Repeat the procedure described above until the rubber base has been completely removed.

  2. Apple TV 1st Generation Fan Replacement: Schritt 2, Bild 1 von 1
    • Remove the four T10 Torx screws that secure the lower case to the upper case.

  3. Apple TV 1st Generation Fan Replacement: Schritt 3, Bild 1 von 1
    • Carefully lift the lower case from the upper case enough to allow access to the internals of the Apple TV.

    • Be aware that the hard drive is physically attached to the lower case and that a ribbon cable runs from the drive to the logic board in the upper case.

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    • Carefully pull the hard drive data cable straight up from its socket on the logic board.

    • During reassembly, make sure the hard drive data cable is firmly seated in its socket on the logic board; otherwise, during boot-up you will see a flashing question mark "?".

  5. Apple TV 1st Generation Fan Replacement, Fan: Schritt 5, Bild 1 von 1
    • The fan is held in place by three rubber posts.

    • Using a pair of tweezers, squeeze the top of each post and push the post down into the hole. Repeat for all three posts.

    • During reinstallation, it helps to lubricate the rubber posts. Try weaving a string through the holes in the posts to pull them up through the mounting points.

    • Do not excessively pull on the posts, as they may rip.

  6. Apple TV 1st Generation Fan Replacement: Schritt 6, Bild 1 von 1
    • Using a pair of tweezers, pull the fan connector straight up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Lift and remove the fan out of the upper case.

Abschluss

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

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