My ATV1 just died....

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by seeth, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    #1
    Front light is blinking orange.

    Tried unplugging it, waiting, and then plugging it back in -- no luck.

    Anything else I can try? I read through many different support threads, but they all seem to start with the unit already turned on.

    I did come across someone on eBay selling an ATV1 USB boot restore stick -- is this real?

    Otherwise, I'm looking at getting a Mac Mini or an ATV3 as a replacement.
     
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    HobeSoundDarryl

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2004
    Location:
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    #2
    Hard drive probably dead or corrupt. If you can get it out and mount it on a Mac, you might be able to repair it with disk utility.

    If not, some guys on eBay sell replacement drives loaded with the software. I "upgraded" to 320gb internally that way. Worked great. Of course you can buy a third gen for less cost too.
     

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