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HT4367: Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Restoring your Apple TV

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HT4367 reformatting apple tv

318 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 3:14 PM by Winston Churchill RSS
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I got a message that said the reformating was sucessful ...When I hooked back up to TV I get a flashing light on Apply TV box and a picutre of the apple TV box on screen with a usb cable attached...the menu button on remote does nothing Help  

Apple TV, Windows 7
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to Bill White)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.


    If your problem persists get yourself a micro USB cable (sold separately), you can restore your Apple TV from iTunes:


        1.    Remove ALL cables from Apple TV. (if you don't you will not see Apple TV in the iTunes Source list)

        2.    Connect the micro USB cable to the Apple TV and to your computer.

        3.    Reconnect the power cable (only for Apple TV 3)

        4.    Open iTunes.

        5.    Select your Apple TV in the Source list, and then click Restore.


    If when you choose restore you get a message that the device cannot be found, download the file below


    Apple TV Software Restore 5.1.1 (2nd generation)


    Apple TV Software Restore 5.1.1 (3rd generation)


    Then hold down the option key while choosing restore and select the downloaded file when prompted.

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