Roommate killed my apple tv!

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

  1. dieseltwitch macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    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


    Oct 3, 2006
    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


    May 13, 2008
    Nice friend, is his gf fit? she may need to be for his payback xD
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    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

    Jan 24, 2008
    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

    Jan 24, 2008
    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

    Jan 24, 2008
    -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

    Jan 24, 2008

    Menu+Rewind for 6 seconds

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

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Good, At least we won't see a headline in the paper tomorrow ... "Roommate Killed By Apple TV"
  10. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    ^ Post of the day!


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