Got an Apple TV box to fix. Solution.
- Tried on a year old Mac Book, USB was “drawing too much power” on USB, shut down USB port.
- Tried on HP ProBook I was repairing, got Error 21.
- Tried it on my Acer TravelMate, installed iTunes, Apple TV wasn’t recognised on any of the 3 UBS ports.
- Tried on Lenovo Stick 300 PC. Installed iTunes, couldn’t plug Apple TV and the keyboard/mouse dongle, so plugged in apple TV and TeamViewer’d onto the PC – Error 4013.
- Tried on my old desktop PC Advent, installed iTunes, plugged in Apple TV, PC froze, had to force power off each time, tried a few times – now PC won’t even boot.
- Tried on Acer small one. Plugging in the apple TV causes the PC to power off instantly.
- Tried on Dell PC, Apple TV wasn’t recognised on any of the UBS ports.
- Tried on another Acer TravelMate, same model as no. 3 – success!
That’s an evening off my life I’ll never get back. I’ve recommended replacing it with a Pi!