(atv1) blinking apple logo

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by potatis, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
    I bought a used ATV gen. 1 which behaves strangely. There's the Apple logo appearing on screen with a few seconds interval, so I can hardly navigate through the menu. Doing a factory restore doesn't help. Anyone knows what to do?
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2005
    Somewhere in the US
    I had this same issue. Do another complete factory restore but first Unplug it and let it cool down completely. Restore it and then download the updates.
  3. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    If that doesn't work you may need to pull the drive and test it with Disk Utility.
  4. macrumors 601


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    In my own past, the remedy for this problem is either:
    1. pull the drive, hook it up to something (external case) you can plug into the Mac and "repair permissions" and/or "repair disk" via disk utility, OR
    2. the drive is dead and you'll need to replace it (see some great (larger) options on Ebay).

    Obviously, you try #1 before #2.

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