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Apple TV 2nd Generation (2010) Teardown

Cracking Open the Apple TV 2nd Generation

In September 2010, Apple released the 2nd generation Apple TV. The new device is significantly smaller than the 1st generation Apple TV (released in 2007) and is focused on streaming media rather than downloading and storing it.

To disassemble the 2nd generation Apple TV you'll need a screwdriver with Phillips #1 and Torx T6 bits and a thin metal blade or plastic spudger.

Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Caption by: Bill Detwiler

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief 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...