AppleTV HDD crapped out

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

  1. appleguy macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2002
    Auckland, NZ
    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

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    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

    Aug 25, 2008
    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 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    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

    Sep 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    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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