Not sure where "Plexus01" is coming from...
The replacement program (recall) says the serial number has to fit this description:
"The last four letters of the serial number must be DRHN"
"The fourth and fifth alphanumeric characters of the serial number must contain one of these pairs;
H9, HC, HD, HF, HG, HH, HJ, HK, HL, HM, HN, HP, HQ, HR, HT, HV, HW, HX, J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, J6, J8, J9"
"The Apple TV (3rd Generation) must experience one of the following symptoms after the troubleshooting steps have been properly followed;
-Cannot locate network
-Unable to join network
-Dropped or intermittent connection"
Plus, it DOES have to be a 3rd Gen ATV (Model# MD199LL/A)