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    Tivo Dead??

    Wow, A TiVo forum


    Hello Everyone

    My name is Dave

    I have 2 TiVo's and I convinced my mum to buy a TiVo a couple years back.

    Mum's TiVo has possibly died. It doesn't do anything, no tv display at all.

    Was it does do is a green flashing light on the front only. I can hear the hard drive spinning, the Ethernet lights are both staying on.

    I have contacted TiVo. They said to unplug it for 6 hours, plug it back in and let it reboot. I had left it for nearly 24 hours, plugged it back in and Im getting the same response.

    Has anyone else got any ideas??

    Has the hard drive just crashed?? can I just replace it and Im done??

    Thanks
    Dave

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    When you first plug it in, do you get anything at all displayed on the TV?
    Please search this forum and our Website for your TiVo questions before starting a new thread. Thanks!

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    Hi mate

    I don't get any display at all. The only thing I get is a green flashing light on the front.

    Is there a Repair agent in Perth??

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    I don't know of any, has TiVo suggested a local repairer?

    This group does have a volunteer repair person who charges very reasonable rates, but he is located in Melbourne.

    I suggest you contact Darren to see if he has any advice for you.
    Please search this forum and our Website for your TiVo questions before starting a new thread. Thanks!

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    Sorry for the late response, busy at work

    Thanks mate. I will try him

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    Small update

    I've sent mums TiVo to Darren for repairs, he is able to fix it, while working on that, he is sorting me out with 2 new hdd for my 2 tivo's

    Just waiting for the works to be completed then happy days

    Darren seems really good to deal with

    Thanks for his recommendation, I would recommend also

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    I've just got the same thing on one of our TiVoHDs after it was switched off briefly. I revived it by heating the RAM chips with a hair dryer. Only a temporary fix until next time it gets switched off, but still a useful trick in case anyone else gets the same fault.

    TiVo Series3 TiVoHD x2

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