Lost Locked Remote on ATV. Need to reset unit without remote...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by netdog, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. netdog
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    netdog

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    Anybody know how to reset the ATV to default settings? I don't have the original remote which I had locked to it, and so I can't use any other Apple remotes to operate it until I restore ATV factory defaults. Help!
     
  2. pjarvi
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    pjarvi

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    Press and hold "Menu" and "|<<" for 6 seconds to use any remote with the AppleTV (found this info on page 41 of the :apple:TV UserGuide on Apple's website.
     
  3. sandman42
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    I was wondering what I was going to do when I inevitably lost that little bitty remote that I have paired with my :apple:TV. I'm glad to know I can use the one from my Macbook to unlock it. Thanks for the info!
     
  4. kwood
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    They do not have the remote.

    Try turning the Apple TV on then off a few times, it should put it into automatic recovery mode.

    Or if you have another Mac use the remote from it and hold menu and >>| to unpair the remote. Then you should be able to use any remote.
     

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