Last Apple TV Software Update Wreaking Havoc on Some Users
A growing number of Apple TV owners are complaining that their set-top box simply rolled over and has played dead since the last software update (version 5.1.) was issued by Apple.
Incredibly, this issues is just widely coming to light now, although the allegedly flawed software update was issued back in September. But with each passing week, the log of complaints grows longer and longer.
"After the update the light just blinks," one user wrote on Apple Support Communities
. "After unplugging Ethernet, it can't find router. Some people reset the router and said that worked. Others restored by plugging into iTunes and got it working. I did all of the above multiple times, still death. Going to have to take it into the Apple Store tomorrow I guess. Unless another update comes that fixes this."
For now, it appears that downgrading the Apple TV software (manually) has been the only consistent fix for many afflicted by this most peculiar situation. As of this writing, it isn't known just how widespread the issue is or if Apple is planning to address the matter with another forthcoming software update.
We will keep you posted as more information comes to light.
Source: Apple Support Communities
(via Apple Insider