My AppleTV has been acting up… I think it might have something to do with the fact it gets two trillion degrees… There is a fan in there but damn, that thing gets hot. I opened it up to replace the hard drive, using Engadget’s directions.
First, let’s look inside
Fan vent along the left, fan on the bottom left, audio/video, ethernet, usb, power inputs on the bottom. Power supply along the right etc etc, nothing special (cough, this thing is fucking crazing).
Sadly, my upgrading of the measly 40gb drive to a 160gb drive didn’t go so well. Engadget’s directions didn’t quite work. Hard to mess up terminal commands…
dd if=/dev/disk1 of=/Users/justex07/AppleTV.img count=1335 bs=1024k
dd if=/Users/justex07/AppleTV.img count=1335 of=/dev/disk1 bs=1024k
gpt add -b 2732016 -i 4 -t hfs /dev/disk1
diskutil eraseVolume “Journaled HFS+” Media /dev/disk1s4
gpt add -b 3141672 -i 4 -t hfs /dev/disk1
Plus a few gpt commands… Well, no go. Put the old drive in and it works well enough. I’m just going to go the lame-oh way and have a kit shipped to be, pre-formatted hard drive. Thanks Weaknees.com.
The thing is… After you get all of the tools, the Weaknees’s deal is as cheap or cheaper than doing it totally ourself. Who knew?!
Why don’t you just get an AppleTV 2? 🙂
all AppleTV’s are AppleTV 2’s. If you mean the Take 2 upgrade, it was just firmware. When the next one comes out, if it has a DVR, I’m all about it!
Ok fine, you out nerded me. 😛
haha, i think the use of “nerded” means YOU win