Blinking question mark after upgrade

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by metajunkie, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. metajunkie macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I've just downloaded the upgrade to ATV2.0. Once it asked to install the update, the ATV reset and then began to flash amber/white/amber/white over and over again while showing an icon of the ATV with a blinking question mark.

    If I unplug the apple tv and plug it back in again, I get the 1.1 firmware. If I try doing a factory restore, I get the same scenario as above.

    've done some more research, but still no luck.

    After leaving the machine off for a while, I was able to perform a factory reset and have it reboot successfully. But alas, the upgrade still brought me the blinking question mark.

    I also ran a diagnostic (hold menu and down arrow until the apple tv resets), but that return that there were no problems with the drive.

    A previous post from apple says to bring in the appletv to the store if this problem occurs:

    My inclination is to leave it off for a while and try a bit later. Otherwise, it's into the apple store, unless anyone else has a notion.

    Any thoughts are appreciated!

  2. imlucid macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    It definitely sounds like you need to take this to a store.


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