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AshleyTarver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 6, 2011 11:48 PM
Can anyone help me understand why my Apple TV keeps switching itself on?

I don't know if other remotes are affecting it, or if my other computers might be, or if it is specific times. All I know is that I'll walk in to the room or be watching TV and suddenly realise the power light is on. When I flick to its channel the display is usually black, and then Apple TV takes some time to wake. So I don't know if it has been on, and then gone to sleep.
Various, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Mar 7, 2011 1:29 AM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    HDMI/network activity can cause the LED to illuminate, it doesn't however mean that the Apple tv has been fully awakened.
    MP 2 x QC Xeon 3 Ghz, 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 10:19 AM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    The only way to turn the Apple tv off is to unplug it, using the remote puts it to sleep. Putting it to sleep rather than turning it off is intentional, so for me at least it makes perfect sense that network activity would wake it. I don't think you have any concerns about security by leaving it on.
    MP 2 x QC Xeon 3 Ghz, 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,915 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 11:04 AM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    Either set the sleep to never or unplug it if you don't want that to happen. You could also dig to see what in your network could be causing it. I've never had this happen but if you're concerned those would be the options.

    Message was edited by: vazandrew
    iMac 2.8GHz 2GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Apple TV 2G
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,410 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 11:10 AM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    it's on all the time
    when computer are on all the time sooner or later they crash
    when the atv crash it reboots == turn fully on
    not that it's ever fully off unless you pull it's plug
    Shuttle, Windows 7
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 11:22 AM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    My LED is illuminated when the TVs source is switched to or from HDMI, perhaps wake is the wrong phrase since it doesn't actually become fully functional again when this happens. Yes it does this every time so I know for a fact what is causing it.
    MP 2 x QC Xeon 3 Ghz, 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 11:48 AM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    That wouldn't be my take on it.
    MP 2 x QC Xeon 3 Ghz, 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Arnis65 Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2011 12:31 PM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    This happens to mine to, but only when my router switches itself on in the morning. I spoke to Apple tech and they couldn't figure it out. BTW I think its a feature rather than a bug, wink
    MBP 13” Mid 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad, ATV2
  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,915 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 1:38 PM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    It is likely the second so determine how to fix that and talk to support to rectify the issue.
    iMac 2.8GHz 2GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Apple TV 2G
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 1:47 PM (in response to AshleyTarver)
    It's not doing anything it's not supposed to.

    It's notifying you of HDMI/network activity. If it couldn't monitor network activity, how could you possibly turn the Apple tv on using the remote app on your iPhone.
    MP 2 x QC Xeon 3 Ghz, 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
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