5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2012 10:13 AM by Alley_Cat
ayedoubleyou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my apple TV is blinkning slowly (as if on startup) and if you press any buttons it starts to blink quickly and goes back to blinking at a slow, steady pase when nothing is pressed.

  • 1. Re: Apple tv problems
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    Silver or black model?

     

    Have you unplugged the power and restarted it?

  • 2. Re: Apple tv problems
    ayedoubleyou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    black model.

    I have tried a remote restart and unplugging everythingg for 30 seconds, then starting it back up again.

  • 3. Re: Apple tv problems
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    Doesn't sound good.

     

    Try a different HDMI cable or input, try cycling output resolution by holding menu and up key.....

     

    If that doesn't help try restoring the unit with a USB to micro USB cable to connect it to a computer running iTunes.

     

    AC

  • 4. Re: Apple tv problems
    ayedoubleyou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i don't have a USB micro. i have insurance on it  from B*st B*y so i'll just get a new one.

    thanks for the help!

  • 5. Re: Apple tv problems
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    ayedoubleyou wrote:

     

    i don't have a USB micro.

    I have half a dozen, many people have none.

     

    Apple really should have included one if this is the official way to reset it, but even micro USB connection may not have worked as you usually get a logog suggesting a connection in that case.

     

     

    ayedoubleyou wrote:

     

    i have insurance on it  from B*st B*y so i'll just get a new one.

    thanks for the help!

    I think I'd do the same - get a new one, avoid hassle and potential recurring hardware problem.

     

    Good luck.