My ATV1 just died....

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by seeth, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. seeth macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2003
    Front light is blinking orange.

    Tried unplugging it, waiting, and then plugging it back in -- no luck.

    Anything else I can try? I read through many different support threads, but they all seem to start with the unit already turned on.

    I did come across someone on eBay selling an ATV1 USB boot restore stick -- is this real?

    Otherwise, I'm looking at getting a Mac Mini or an ATV3 as a replacement.
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Hard drive probably dead or corrupt. If you can get it out and mount it on a Mac, you might be able to repair it with disk utility.

    If not, some guys on eBay sell replacement drives loaded with the software. I "upgraded" to 320gb internally that way. Worked great. Of course you can buy a third gen for less cost too.

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