Apple TV

We've had Apple TV for some time; worked great.

About 2 weeks ago it started acting odd. When it's turned on there is a lengthy time (2 -3 minutes) while pictures flicker on & off and there is some static. Then it shows the normal menu screen. If you try to select anything (like TV Shows), it goes back into the "off" mode, static & off - on pictures.

You can't use it at all.

Any suggestions?
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAsked:
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Which model Apple TV?

If it is Ver 2 or Ver 3,  you could try the troubleshooting tips in these Apple Kbs:
Replace cables.
If no improvement, then the Apple TV unit is defective... replacement is cheaper than service unless under warranty,

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Justin BradshawOwnerCommented:
I agree with previous suggestions but you should try resetting the AppleTV to factory settings before you give up on it.
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