AppleTV HDD crapped out

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by appleguy, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. appleguy macrumors 6502

    appleguy

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    #1
    Now should I just go out and buy a new one
    or should I just replace the HDD inside
    how much effort is it to replace the HDD? (yeah I know you have open it by ripping the bottom rubber pad off)
    Is there an AppleTV OS out there that I could install on a HDD?
     
  2. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

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    #2
    A few options

    You can do a few things:

    1. You can buy a used ATV off ebay.
    2. You can buy a new HD kit off eBay. They sell them ready to be installed and pre-formatted all ready to go and you install it yourself.
    3. If you don't have a copy of your ATV HD on your own HD then you probably can;t do it yourself.
    4. Not sure about the ATV software being downloadable as a torrent.
     
  3. dmm219 macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody else ever secretly hope this will happens sooner or later? to finally give you that excuse to put a real HDD in your ATV and stop having to use an Itunes server?

    Well, I do...
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

    Mr Kram

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    #4
    this would be a very nice option, but in the end, for me at least, the size of the library would out grow the storage solution.
     
  5. chadamorrill macrumors 6502

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    #5
    If you need help with the partitions, I have backup dmg's. PM me, if you want.

    PS. I've successfully done the 250 GB internal upgrade, as well.
     

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