Apple TV LED

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by richardhunt, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. richardhunt macrumors regular

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    I just got a used AppleTV, it works great, but I noticed the status LED in the front is faint compared to my other apple TV. Do these LED's loose their brightness over time, I didn't think LEDS did that. When the machine boots, the orange LED is as bright as my other apple tv though.
     
  2. roidy macrumors 6502a

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  3. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine seems to have done that too. I've had mine since day one, and now the white LED is so dim that the 'flicker' you see when the :apple:TV detects commands from the remote is barely perceptible. Doesn't seem to make any difference otherwise, and doesn't bug me.
     
  4. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    You're right. I actually almost forgot it had an LED.

    I can't see mine unless the room is completely dark. It used to be quite bright. I wonder if this is a firmware thing. I don't think LED's lose their brightness over time. They either work or they don't.
     
  5. Bruce0 macrumors newbie

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    AppleTV LED is Out

    Mine just doesn't come on any more at all.

    I got the Apple TV the first day the showed up. I got a second one when the upped the disk size. The older one just doesn't have an LED any more... I assume it has come loose inside (these thing run hot, maybe the glue melted) and fallen away from the hole. Does anybody know how it is attached inside?

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