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[* black] After pulling out the T7[product|IF145-299|T7 Torx screwsscrews|new_window=true], we gain access to Apple TV's biggest fan!
[* black] After pulling out the T7[product|IF145-299|T7 Torx screwsscrews|new_window=true], we gain access to Apple TV's biggest fan!
[* black] It looks like Apple merged the new fan with the [guide|49046|heat sink/EMI shield|stepid=107485|new_window=true] assembly from the Apple TV 4th Generation—combining them to form one whopper of a cooling solution.
[* icon_note] This [http://i.imgur.com/FrM1cci.png?1|Voltron|new_window=true] of a thermal assembly suggests that 4K HDR capability comes with a significant increase in thermal output.
[* black] With the twist of a few more Torx screws, the assembly is ''disassembled''—revealing a replaceable fan driven by a [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/KCeUhlZZLCwQ6Bgr.huge|Nidec brushless motor|new_window=true].
[* icon_note] A replaceable fan is good news for owners. Otherwise, we're guessing that a failed fan would quickly mean a failed device.
[* black] This new fan assembly is apparently secured by an [https://68.media.tumblr.com/5097e17fe3579de3344cf396f917af59/tumblr_ns6ck2H1801tslewgo1_500.gif|identity disk|new_window=true]. TRON, is that you?