9to5Mac reports Apple has started a replacement program for 3rd generation Apple TV units affected by Wi-Fi connectivity issues:
Apple has determined that a very small number of Apple TV (3rd generation) products might experience one of these Wi-Fi related connectivity issues:
- Cannot locate network
- Unable to join network
- Dropped or intermittent connection.
Only units with serial numbers ending in DRHN will be eligible, along with fourth and fifth (Update: according to AI in the comments and others, look for the 4th and 5th serial numbers, not 3rd and 4th) alphanumeric characters containing the following:
Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will replace affected products for up to two years from the original purchase date.
In March it was revealed a silent third generation Apple TV refresh contained a smaller version of the A5 chip plus other minor tweaks. If you have suffered issues with your Apple TV and it is eligible, then you should contact Apple for a replacement.