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Latest firmware update bricking some Apple TVs
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 12:42pm

Some people updating their Apple TVs to the latest firmware have found it rendering their set-tops useless, notes AppleInsider. Posters on Apple's support forums complain that following the update, an Apple TV may be left with a blinking light and a black screen. Alternately, the device may still work on a basic level but be unable to connect to a LAN, rendering it useless anyway.



The issue actually extends back to the v5.1 update in September, but is still ongoing. The only fix appears to involve connecting an Apple TV to a Mac or PC via micro USB, and then manually restoring from an IPSW file using iTunes.

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