After Hours

Cracking open the Apple TV

Apple TV with the hard drive removed

Removing the base plate gives us our first look at the Apple TV's internal hardware. You can clearly see the main PCB, power supply, cooling fan, system battery, Wi-Fi card, IR receiver and status light PCB, ports, and hard drive interface.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Caption by: Bill Detwiler

About Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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