I got an apple TV first generation (found it in the trash a few days ago, again), with no hard drive inside, and I thought I'd give it a try since I had a 80GB IDE 2.5 HD lying around. I prepared the drive for installation (formated it on my macbook) and followed a tutorial to be able to boot from an USB stick and restore the system on a new HD. I plugged the ATV in, did the install, but didn't get any video to show up. At that point, I had hooked it up with an HDMI cable. So I figured, maybe the HDMI output it dead. I switched and went with the component cables (I think that's the name? The red blue green cables), but no luck either, my TV was telling me that it wasn't getting any signal. I'm guessing the video chip is on the motherboard, so it's probably fried, and that's it. But could it be something else, and is it worth giving it a try? The hard drive I put inside is working fine, it was running, and from the light status on the ATV, it seemed like it was indeed installing its OS correctly. No problem with the power supply, obviously. It's more for the fun of it, since I already own 2 ATV 160GB (I found both of them in the trash last summer on the same day, obviously somebody got the new one and didn't bother selling them), but I figured, why not, it could be a fun project, maybe I could install Kodi on this one. Thanks a lot for all suggestions!