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ndmx52
Jul 16, 2013, 07:00 PM
I searched, but couldn't find anything that was answering my question.

I have a 1st gen Apple TV that will only boot into an Apple logo with a somewhat fuzzy image background. It will not allow me to restart to run diagnostic. It will only restart into the same screen.

Is there a way to connect it with my Mac and restore through iTunes? Or does it sound like this thing is fried? The HDD seems fine. But like I said I'm stuck at the same screen so I can't run diagnostics or do a restore.

Any help would be great!



Intell
Jul 16, 2013, 07:11 PM
Will it restart if you hold menu and minus on the remote for 10 seconds? There's no way to restore it via iTunes, only through the restore menu on the Apple TV itself.

ndmx52
Jul 16, 2013, 07:17 PM
It will restart, but will only go to the same screen with the logo and the sorta broken image fuzzy background.

Intell
Jul 16, 2013, 07:21 PM
Is the LED blinking yellow/orange when holding down those buttons? Is the TV set to a compatible resolution?

ndmx52
Jul 16, 2013, 07:23 PM
Yup, blinks yellow during the restart and after. Set on HDMI.

Intell
Jul 16, 2013, 09:01 PM
There are various resolutions that the Apple TV 1 can output to over HDMI, is the TV set to a compatible mode? The hard drive is likely dead or corrupt.

markfc
Jul 19, 2013, 04:40 AM
You'll be needing a new harddrive and a system image of an AppleTV.

Let me know if you get stuck, I have an image I can FTP up.

ndmx52
Jul 19, 2013, 07:51 AM
You'll be needing a new harddrive and a system image of an AppleTV.

Let me know if you get stuck, I have an image I can FTP up.

Thanks! I'll keep you in mind.