ATV 3 freeze at startup?

mikeka

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Original poster
Jan 31, 2013
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New ATV 3 owner (1 month). About once every day or two the unit freezes when I turn it on with the Apple remote. After startup the remote is then
non-functional - light on the ATV does not show reception of any command. I see nothing on my tv .. black screen ... no icons. I have to unplug the ATV power to get functionality back. I'm running the latest ATV OS. Hardware problem? (return to Apple?) Or could this be software related?

Another issue for me is that mirroring from iPhone 6 is hit or miss. Sometimes the phone is unresponsive and freezes requiring a phone restart. Don't think it's a router problem as the ATV is 8 inches from our router, phone about 10 feet. iOS 8.1.2

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

mikeka

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 31, 2013
35
15
Wireless. 8 inches from the router. Would rather stick with wireless as I cannot mirror when using Ethernet.
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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Having it wireless and so close to the router can cause problems. It is generally recommended that WiFi devices are at least one foot apart to prevent interference.
 
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