I bought aTV Flash today for my new Apple TV (black). I connected the Apple TV unit to my iMac (Snow Leopard) with a micro-USB cable and ran PwnageTool. I followed the directions from the FireCore Support page. I successfully entered DFU mode. I then went to iTunes (latest version) to restore using the PwnageTool generated file (AppleTV2,1_4.1_8M89_Custom_Restore.ipsw). After attempting it, iTunes tells me "The Apple TV could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build." There's other threads regarding this issue, so I won't touch on it here.
My problem is that I can't get iTunes to restore my Apple TV (black) using ANY file. I have tried using the Apple TV 2G (4.1/8M89) file (AppleTV2,1_4.1_8M89_Restore.ipsw) that I got from http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ and I have also tried letting iTunes download the newest softward itself and installing that. It can't restore. I tried to connect my Apple TV (black) to my LCD TV, as it's been for the past 3 weeks (and working fine). The unit is just dead. The white light blinks, but it's no longer functional.
How can I recover my Apple TV (black)? Thank you.