Traditionally, Apple products aren’t the easiest to disassemble and repair, but the Apple TV line has always appeared as an exception to this rule. Specializing in opening and separating devices, iFixit investigated the 4K 2021 model with very positive results – but that’s an important one.
Among the company’s findings was the fact that this was the first model to have a fan to cool its internal components. This can be explained by the presence of the A12 Bionic chip, which, in addition to producing 4K content at up to 60 fps, can also be used to create very heavy gaming graphics.
Another finding is the fact that the device’s case is transparent to infrared, which makes it easier to use its controls. The Apple TV 4K 2021 turns out to be relatively uncomplicated to open it, as the company uses modular screws and modular parts that easily fit together.
The Siri Remote is challenging to fix
The really tricky part is the new Siri remote, whose revamped design makes it hard to get inside. The bottom, which has two clear screws open, does not have many maintenance options, and the button removal process is subtle and difficult – completed, revealing another 3 screws that can be removed.
After this part of the process, iFixit claims that removing the logic board and the rest of the components is relatively uncomplicated. although Drums Used before an Apple They are glued to the device with glue, and they can be loosened with a little force, but the fact that they are soldered to Capo Lightning That should make replacement difficult.
At the end of the analysis, the site gave a score of 8 out of 10 for Apple TV 4K Thanks to its simple construction and the use of regular screws. However, the Siri Remote didn’t work very well, only getting a score of 2 out of 10 – in other words, those spoiling the product would be more fortunate to get another unit rather than seeking help able to fix it.
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