Resetting first generation ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kat.hayes, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. kat.hayes, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011

    macrumors 6502

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    How do I completely reset my first generation ATV without a Mac (I currently do not have access to the Mac that it previously synched with)? I am using my Macbook Pro and it does not show up in iTunes on this one. Something is not right with the AppleTV and I am unable to see anything on my TV from it so I want to try wiping it. I have already tried unplgging and plugging it back in. I just realized that my home network name has changed since I last synched, guessing this might have something to do with it.

    Thanks!
     
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    chas0001

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    You should be able to do it with the remote

    Turn It On and then:

    RESET
    Hold down Menu and - for six seconds (WHITE REMOTE)
    Hold Menu and Down for six seconds (ALUMINIUM REMOTE)

    BLACK SCREEN RECOVERY
    Hold down Menu and + for six seconds (WHITE REMOTE)
    Hold Menu and Up for six seconds (ALUMINIUM REMOTE)
     
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