ATV2 Not Waking

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jeb2u, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. jeb2u macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Longtime lurker, first-time poster.

    When my new ATV2 has not been played for a while and presumably goes to 'sleep' mode it won't wake when I press the remote. This happens when both my ATV2 and my Mac are both asleep. Once I wake the Mac, then I'm able to wake the ATV2. Any ideas?

    FYI I'm using a Time Capsule as my router and I have enabled "wake for network access" in the System Preferences Energy Saver panel.

    Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. fieldy au macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2009
    sorry I cant be any help but I have had similar problems and will be interested to see if this is a common fault..
  3. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    I'm having a bit of trouble along these lines too. To wake the Apple TV i need to:

    [1] turn TV on
    [2] select the HDMI input to which the ATV2 is connected (if not already selected).
    [3] THEN press any key on the remote - the ATV2 will wake up and boot up in around 3-4 seconds

    Is this a common experience for other uses, or is this some "feature" we are uniquely experiencing?

  4. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2010
    That is the same way I wake the Apple TV and several other electronics and have not had any problems. I guess it may be set up to recognize when the TV is connected before it powers up.
  5. jeb2u thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Just got off the phone with AppleCare. Apparently in the iTunes preferences I needed to check "share my library on my local network." So far (fingers crossed) it seems to be working.
  6. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009
    I don't have my Apple TV yet, but I would've assumed that you need to have this checked. Does the Apple TV stream from your iTunes library with the "share my library on my local network" unchecked?
  7. SonicStomp macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2010
    The easiest thing to do is setup home sharing in iTunes. I actually had to turn it off and then on again after I got the atv to get it to find the library. Once the library has been discovered it works fine. Incidentally the atv will wake my sleeping iMac using wake for network access when I select it under computers.

    My atv will wake from the supplied remote without my amp or tv being on. It is connected to my AVR via HDMI.
  8. LevMac macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2008
    QLD, Australia
    Hey guys,

    I have my Apple TV set to go to sleep after 30mins, after it goes to sleep the light indicator on the front goes off, but after a few minutes it comes back on for some reason and keeps going off and back on ?
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Mine will only wake with the silver remote, not with the remote app. I have home sharing set, wake on network access on my Mac set, and my library is set to shared. Anyone else have this?
  10. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Same here. No wake via Remote app. It's inconvenient.

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