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    Atv2 doa?
    Morning everyone,

    I just purchased an Apple TV 2 from Gainsaver. Finally got it yesterday, plugged it in, and woosh, black screen. Now I've learned a lot since yesterday at 3 pm, including different HDMI and USB cables, resetting and DFU mode, etc. One common thing that I have noticed throughout is that the ATV2 will always boot in a recovery mode. Whenever it is in iTunes I only see the summary page and an option to restore. In TinyUmbrella I force it out of recovery and it just goes right back in under a different recovery device number. Have also tried Recboot to no avail. Furthermore, I have restored the ATV 2 at least 10 times. Does anyone else have any advice.

    Other info: I have seen the "Plug into iTunes" icon at some points, and then I have also seen the Apple Logo for around 5-10 secs, but then black on my screen. My TV is an Emerson LC320EM1 720P HDTV.

    Thank you everyone!

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    Honestly I think you're best just getting it replaced.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Of course that's a possibility, but I don't want to have to wait two weeks to get it back . Was hoping someone around these parts knew of somethings to try.

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    I humbly suggest that it could be an interconnect issue.

    I eventually discovered that my HDMI cable wasn't seated correctly in the back of the ATV2 due to the plug moulding inhibiting. It was so simple, but I had tried every which way until I bought a new $15 dollar v1.3b cable and bingo..it worked.

    Did you get a new cable or did you swap it out with an older one?

    EDIT: my experience is here http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/mus...n-avr1910.html

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    I actually bought a brand new cable, a 4ft Auvio cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjtiii44 View Post
    I actually bought a brand new cable, a 4ft Auvio cable.
    Good, but it is it sat fully home in both sockets ? Manipulate the plugs from side to side when you are in the black screen.

    EDIT Can you swap the TV out?

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    I see, I'll try that when I get home in an hour. You are referring to the back of the ATV2 right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjtiii44 View Post
    I see, I'll try that when I get home in an hour. You are referring to the back of the ATV2 right?
    Yes, this was the problem for me but also check the connection into the TV.

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    http://i.imgur.com/svcAV.png

    Just wanted to have this on the post, here is a picture of my iTunes.

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    No luck on fiddling around with the HDMI ports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjtiii44 View Post
    No luck on fiddling around with the HDMI ports.
    Ok, worth a try. I thinks it's worth swapping out the TV or hooking it up to a friend's TV if you can. It could be duff as mrplow says in any event.

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