AppleTV blinking after update

I was excited to read about the new Apple TV software update last night so quickly went to do the update. I've done many and never had a problem until this time.
I started the update and the last time I looked at it the download had around 1 minute left. When I went back about a half our later I simply saw the Apple TV's lighting blinking at a quick pace. I don't get any sound or video at all.
The model that I have is the most recent Apple TV. When doing some Google research I found similar problems but people talked about plugging it in via USB to your computer and syncing with iTunes but I believe that's for the older model. I figured there must be some type of hardware reset but I don't see anything like this.
is there some way to get it to work again such as by doing a hardware reset or do I have to go to the Genius Bar?



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Those suggestions about plugging the ATV into iTunes

are still valid, but first try removing the power from it, waiting for a short while and then plugging it back in again.

As long as the light is blinking, you will not have a functional ATV.

If the above fails, then a trip to the Genius Bar would be in order. Hopefully this is still under warranty.


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Working now

After disconnecting it for awhile it still didn't work but then I hooked it up to my Mac with iTunes using the Micro-USB port. I selected the AppleTV and clicked restore. It restored it to the factory defaults but with the newest version of the OS and it's working fine now.

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(NT) Good Job

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