Today, 9/27/07, I bought an AppleTV, software version 1.0, (yes, zero). I wanted to play AVI and DIVX, etc., so I did some research, leading me to some modding/hacking guides. I followed Engadgets guide here: http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/how-to-upgrade-the-drive-in-your-apple-tv/ On how to open up the ATV, connected the HD to my MBP via IDE>USB that I bought at Fry's, and did some work on it... http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/10/how-to-play-divx-and-xvid-on-your-apple-tv/ Code: Enable SSH on the Apple TV (requires a Mac) Remove the drive the same way we did to expand the drive and plug it into a Mac, then launch Terminal. Our first command is going to copy the Intel version of ssh daemon from our Mac to the ATV drive. If you are on a Intel Mac copy it from your sbin directory to the ATV's OSBoot/usr/sbin/ directory. If your browser causes the line to wrap be sure to enter it on one line in the Terminal. sudo cp /usr/sbin/sshd /Volumes/OSBoot/usr/sbin/ You can also copy it from your downloads directory: cp /Users/Engadget/Downloads/sshd /Volumes/OSBoot/usr/sbin/ Make sure sshd is executable sudo chmod +x /Volumes/OSBoot/usr/sbin/sshd Backup the original ssh.plist to our home directory: cp /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist ~ Now copy the new one from our downloads directory to the Apple TV drive: cp /Users/Engadget/Downloads/ssh.plist /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ Before we dismount the drive to reinstall into the Apple TV, let us see if we need to clean up after Spotlight again. Perform these command and check if the .Spotlight files are on the partitions by typing: ls -a /Volumes/Media and ls -a /Volumes/OSBoot Now, if you do see those .Spotlight files, use the following command to remove them. But be careful, this is the dreaded rm -rf command, which has the potential to ruin everything. sudo rm -rf /Volumes/OSBoot/.Spotlight-V100 or sudo rm -rf /Volumes/Media/.Spotlight-V100 Now dismount the drive and install it in your Apple TV. If you need to give your friend's Mac back, feel free. From here on out you can fly PC on this op, if you so choose. Three things: When I first did the sudo command I got a prompt telling me sudo could fubar everything and asked for my admin password, so I gave it. Then terminal gave me a new empty line without confirmation (as I'm used to) so I repeated the command again and once more, only to realize that it wouldn't give me confirmation. I assume this would not harm my ATV. I got halfway through the instructions to I did see the .Spotlight folders in both partitions, so I followed the instructions with the rm -rf commands.. the potentially dangerous ones. I believe this might be where I bricked it. Then after following the rest of the instructions I got to the I was unsure as to HOW to dismount, so I looked up some terminal/bash commands and found that diskutil unmount disk1 (it was /dev/disk1/) should cover it. So I typed that, and to ensure that it was unmounted, i did diskutil list. It showed disk1 and it's partitions as still being there as if the command didn't work. So I tried diskutil eject disk1 and diskutil list with the same result. I tried this over and over unsure of how to proceed until finally my stupid little brain said, hey it must be OK now, go ahead and just disconnect. THIS I figure is wherein the problem lies. Once I put everything back together properly (all scews in the exact placement as they were before, even) I plugged in the ATV... now the light is flashing blank, white, blank, yellow, repeat. The TV is receiving no signal, and I can't ssh -1 frontrow@AppleTV.local I figure this is sign 1 of Brick-Town. I hope to get an answer soon, otherwise... well I hate to have anyone know that I just bought a $300 brick.