Apple TV Faulty?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by braids11, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2011
    Hi there,

    My first post on

    Just wondered if any of you guys had seen this problem before. It's my new apple tv. I have tested it with different hdmi cables and a different tv so im positive its the apple tv unit.

    I've attatched a photo of the issue...

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  2. macrumors member


    Feb 6, 2007
    Rats Mouth, Fl

    Looks pretty ugly. I say take it back since its still under warranty. Take the pic w/ you if you can. Good luck.
  3. macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    I've seen that before. It's usually the result of a bad HDMI handshake. Try turning off your TV and receiver, wait for 30 seconds, then turn back on. If that doesn't work, do a reboot of the Apple TV by holding the menu+down button about 5 seconds or until you see the light flashing fast. If that doesn't work, you probably do have a faulty unit.
  4. macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Sounds like your troubleshooting was thorough enough; I concur with your diagnosis.

    If a reset doesn't work, I'd definitely return it.

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