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    Default Apple TV 1st gen not working
    Hi Guy's,

    I have recently brought an apple tv 1st gen that was being sold as spares or repair..

    Anyway, I plugged it in and got the yellow light flashing.. I looked on the internet and found it to be the hard drive faulty (not spinning).. I have replaced the hard drive and ran through putting the OS on it.. Anyway, I now switch it on and still get the yellow flashing light...

    Has anyone got any ideas on what could be wrong?

    Many thanks in advance


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    Blinking yellow means starting up. Does it flash any other colors or flash just once or more?

    Could try this.

    Apple TV (1st generation): How to run diagnostics

  3. #3
    Hi & thanks for the reply..

    It constantly flashes yellow & white..

    Thanks again

  4. #4
    Can someone please tell me if the apple logo shows up with no hard drive connected?? the reason I ask this is that when the box light is blinking, if I unplug the hard drive and then plug it back in, the yellow light shows longer (like it's trying to read the hard drive).. Thanks in advance


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