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post #41 of 49
You need a Micro-USB cable, not a Mini-USB cable to do a restore using the full restore ipsw file. They are two completely different cables. AppleTV 2 only requires the USB cable connected for iTunes. AppleTV 3 requires the power cord, in addition to the USB cable. Connect the USB cable before you plug in the power to the AppleTV3 for iTunes to recognize it.
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Wondered what happened to my iTV 3. Couldn't get my controllers to work and finally tried my iPt app. That seemed to give back control  and ran the update again. Tonight an update  seemed available and after a short time all seems well, though sound doesn't seem as crisp as before. Really, Apple; having to grab a second control to manage sound is a puzzlement.

 

(I remember trying the micro-USB but that was a fail. Too much going on, what with the cursing, to remember through the fog.)

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When I find time to rewrite the laws of Physics, there'll Finally be some changes made round here!

I am not crazy! Three out of five court appointed psychiatrists said so.

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post #43 of 49
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Originally Posted by AjbDtc826 View Post

So much for "it just works", I haven't seen so many QC issues from Apple as it seems there have been the past year or so. I still prefer Apple over anyone else but this stuff is getting ridiculous. Every update it seems just brings out a new problem.

On that topic, my iPad 3 started to drain its battery like crazy, and iTunes Radio did not show up, after the iOS 7 update. But a reset (holding down both the on/off button and home button until the Apple icon shows up) helped with both. iPad 3 does not do AirDrop, however.

As an aside, anyone notice that new Apple restart logo in iOS has lost its shiny curved line? Totally flat now.
post #44 of 49
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On that topic, my iPad 3 started to drain its battery like crazy, and iTunes Radio did not show up, after the iOS 7 update. But a reset (holding down both the on/off button and home button until the Apple icon shows up) helped with both. iPad 3 does not do AirDrop, however.

As an aside, anyone notice that new Apple restart logo in iOS has lost its shiny curved line? Totally flat now.

Another wee tip that might help some ... anyone running an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, try reducing the number of items being indexed by Spotlight. After going to 7 an iPad 2 I have was very slow at typing anything until I did the above, same with a 4S.
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post #45 of 49

I wonder what the issue will turn out to have been. I have a 2nd Gen Apple TV and although the update was unusually slow, I didn't experience any problems with it after it was finished installing.

post #46 of 49

I just spoke to two agents who told me touch luck (in nicer Apple terms) and I said I was reporting this to the news and I am taking names and details.  I asked for agents ID and then asked for customer service.  They put me through and suddenly Apple became Apple Pie!!!!  She buttered me up, put me on hold and then shipped me the damn cable!!!!  My basic story was that I was required to fix something Apple broke with cables I don't have.  PS. I am out of Apple warranty too on my Apple TV.  Hope this helps someone else who lives too far away from a store or doesn't feel they should get the one cable they will never use again.  Plus.... hello Apple...... I don't have cable TV by choice.  I choose to send all my money through your iTunes store.  So..... when you break the tool I use to do that, it might be in your best interest to get that repaired on your dime!!   Jeapers!

aren't you going to miss being the smarter minority when Apple goes mainstream?
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post #47 of 49
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Excellent point ¡
post #48 of 49

anantksundaram , Just out of curiousness what would you do with Airdropish  anyway as it really isnt "airdrop" and has nothing in common. What a waste of space that is really. Apple Fucked it up real good (probably another politics descision)...

post #49 of 49
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Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

So what do you do if your AppleTV was bricked? Mine was fine but I have friends who had theirs bricked. Do they need a mini-USB cable to plug into iTunes and do a restore or something? I have a feeling there will be a LOT of genius appointment as a result of this screw up.

 

I updated on day 1 and one of my AppleTVs failed to boot after the update.  (The light kept flashing.)

You need a micro USB cable to connect it to your computer, not a mini USB.

Also disconnect any other USB devices except your keyboard / mouse during the process.
Connect to iTunes and update takes a few minutes and then it's as good as new.
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