Roommate killed my apple tv!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dieseltwitch, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. dieseltwitch macrumors regular

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    my :apple:TV remote doesnt work any more. my roommate said he push the menu+play buttons to shut it off..... i told him to turn it off when he leaves for the weekends and stuff. but i also told him off was the play button only.... moron. any ways. now i have no control over my :apple:TV i have another remote for my iMac. but that one doesn't work either. i tired pulling the plug for a day and no luck. i tried all the key combos i could thing of but the only thing that happens is the little light go amber and then back to white. heck i even tried plugin my keyboard into.... any one got any ideas?
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    FYI the only way to turn the :apple:TV off is by unplugging it. Anything else will only put it into standby.
     
  3. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    Nice friend, is his gf fit? she may need to be for his payback xD
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Kill your roommate?

    Sounds like your remote somehow got "unpaired". I would read up here...Apple Support

    Umm seriously? :rolleyes:
     
  5. dieseltwitch thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol no he doenst have a gf lol. to much of a loser!
    i tired to read the pairing but..... I have no control of the :apple:TV and i know the only way to shut it off is unplug it but i figured at least put it to sleep to save some power. i try to cut back as much as i can.
    so any one else got some other ideas?
    PS im already kicking him out before this happened.... he broke as a joke!
    does any one know of a hidden hard reset button?
     
  6. dieseltwitch thread starter macrumors regular

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    this is dumb. this is a copy from the apple troubleshooting page

    If you can see a picture but Apple TV isn't responding
    -If the Apple TV status light does not flash white when you press a remote button, the issue may be with the remote. See "If the remote isn't working".
    -Press and hold Menu on the Apple Remote to return to the Apple TV main menu. CANT CONTROL THE APPLE TV AT ALL!!
    -Reset Apple TV by unplugging it from the power outlet, waiting about five seconds, then plugging it in again. DID THIS FOR A DAY!!!
    -Power off your TV, wait five seconds, power on.
    -Make sure your TV is functioning correctly. See the documentation that came with your TV for more information.
    -If you paired the Apple Remote with Apple TV, make sure you're using the paired remote. Go here to read more about pairing and unpairing your Apple Remote.
    -If Apple TV remains unresponsive, you may need to try running diagnostics or performing a factory restore.
     
  7. dieseltwitch thread starter macrumors regular

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    -no matter what i do the little white light go amber then back to white.
    -i know my remotes work because both of them control my iMac.
    -i tried the Next+menu for 6 seconds and all i got was and amber light at the end of the 6 seconds and nothing.
     
  8. dieseltwitch thread starter macrumors regular

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    FIXED!!!

    Menu+Rewind for 6 seconds

    just had to find the right docs.
    thanks guys for putting up with me
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Good, At least we won't see a headline in the paper tomorrow ... "Roommate Killed By Apple TV"
     
  10. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

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    ^ Post of the day!

    :D
     

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