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Possible Bad HD on Roamio.

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by wolfie3216, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. wolfie3216

    wolfie3216 New Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    The Hard Drive on my Roamio began making a clicking sound a few weeks ago. I didn't think much of it at the time. Recently, the picture on the Roamio has become unwatchable. Heavily pixelated. I swapped out the Roamio with the old Series 3, and the picture is fine. I've also called FIOS, and they insist the signal strength is not a problem.

    I bought the Roamio back in December. I'm hoping the device is still under warranty.

    Anyone else had issues with Roamio hard drives?

  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

    Feb 4, 2008
    A hard drive is a hard drive. Either pursue warranty replacement or just drop a new one in yourself.
  3. wolfie3216

    wolfie3216 New Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    I'm hoping the device is still under standard warranty. I bought it in mid-December, so it hasn't been 90 days yet.

    Another oddity I found is that I can still use old Series 3 Tivo, even though it has only 1 cable card installed. I thought the Series 3s required 2 cards. So, my plan is to send the faulty Roamio back to Tivo, and deal with the 1-tuner Series 3 for a few weeks.

  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    If it's an S3 OLED then it does need 2 CableCards for 2 tuners. If it's an S3 HD, then it just needs 1 CableCard (M) for 2 tuners.

  5. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

    Feb 8, 2009
    Hard drive's can be had reasonably enough, this can be a great excuse to drop in a 3 or 4TB HDD.
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Do they have a DIY 4TB upgrade already? The last I heard it was still limited to 3TB for the Roamio unless you paid a high sum for a pre-configured 4TB drive from Weaknees.
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    No, not yet, but they are working on it.

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