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kat.hayes

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Oct 10, 2011
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How do I completely reset my first generation ATV without a Mac (I currently do not have access to the Mac that it previously synched with)? I am using my Macbook Pro and it does not show up in iTunes on this one. Something is not right with the AppleTV and I am unable to see anything on my TV from it so I want to try wiping it. I have already tried unplgging and plugging it back in. I just realized that my home network name has changed since I last synched, guessing this might have something to do with it.

Thanks!
 
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chas0001

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2006
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Alicante, SPAIN
You should be able to do it with the remote

Turn It On and then:

RESET
Hold down Menu and - for six seconds (WHITE REMOTE)
Hold Menu and Down for six seconds (ALUMINIUM REMOTE)

BLACK SCREEN RECOVERY
Hold down Menu and + for six seconds (WHITE REMOTE)
Hold Menu and Up for six seconds (ALUMINIUM REMOTE)
 
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