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Mini not waking from sleep

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by redbeard25, May 29, 2013.

  1. redbeard25

    redbeard25 Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    So I threw a Mini into our guest room, and my wife uses it about once a week. However, when she does, she has to unplug and replug it. It doesn't wake up from sleep with the Tivo button. Is this normal? Do I need to get a replacement? Anyone else having this issue?

    Wired 100 ethernet on both ends, MOCA off, no tuners allocated so no live TV, recorded shows only (I turned them off after installation.)
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    It should have a bouncing message on the screen when it's in "sleep". At least this is what both of my Minis do. It could be a week since I last touched the Mini in the bedroom. When I turn on the Tv it will have this message bouncing around on the screen. I think it says something like press the TiVo button or press Live TV. Something like that.
  3. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    No that's not normal. As aaronwt mentioned it should be in screen saver mode and should wake up when pressing TiVo button. I also have zero tuners allocated to my Mini since no need for live TV so that should not be an issue either.
    Could be perhaps some kind of HDMI handshaking issue. Next time you may try unplugging the HDMI cable and then plugging it back in to see if anything happens.
  4. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    I have a Mini doing this. It is connected directly to a Panasonic 720P plasma TV (an older one from about 6-7 yrs ago) via HDMI. I suspect an HDMI handshake problem being the cause. It does not do it every time, perhaps ever other time you turn the TV on the TiVo is "dead" and you have to unplug and plug in the HDMI cable to wake it.

    It's rather annoying considering the $250 cost of the Mini + Lifetime

    My 2nd Mini in a workout room, which is connected to a Yamaha AVR does not have this issue.
  5. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    When I had my Mini connected to just one TV via HDMI, I would get the bouncing message. Now with the Mini hooked to two TV's, via HDMI and Component (Breakout cable), I have to hit the "Live TV" button, to get out of the black screen, on the HDMI connected TV.


    My wife left the bathroom tv on all day, by accident. When I walked in that afternoon, the bouncing logo was there?

    This tv is split off of the mini via hdmi.
  6. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

    Jan 18, 2008
    I have my Mini connected to a Samsung TV via HDMI. When ever I turn on the TV, I have the TiVo Central screen displayed. Never have had the bouncing message at that time.
  7. dave13077

    dave13077 Member

    Jan 11, 2009

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