View Full Version : Apple TV no longer responding to remote

Cave Man
Mar 27, 2010, 01:20 PM
As some of you know, I think my ATV is on its last leg. Today it stopped responding to the remote. I've done a cold reboot and a warm reboot, but neither solves the problem. I've changed the battery in the remote, I've used another remote, and I've done the forced unpairing (Menu+FF for 6"). Every time I push a button the light on the ATV changes to yellow. Any ideas?

Mar 27, 2010, 02:17 PM
I believe to unpair a remote you press menu+rewind for 6 seconds, not menu+ff.

Page 33 of the ATV manual says:-

Rejecting a command from the remote
(you've paired a remote with the AppleTV but you're using a remote that's not paired)

Status light will flash amber once.

Mar 27, 2010, 02:54 PM
I'm sure you've already checked here:


Do you have a iphone / ipod touch to make sure the box is still responding via itunes remote app?


Cave Man
Mar 27, 2010, 02:55 PM
Doh! That was it - I had the buttons confused. :o Thanks for the heads-up.

Mar 27, 2010, 03:12 PM
Glad to hear there's still some life left in your ATV:D