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TiVo HD doesn't start up

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by SamD, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. SamD

    SamD New Member

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    Redondo...
    This happened after moving M-Card from TiVo HD to new Premier XL4.
    Decided to dedicated TiVo HD to OTA viewing and recording, implemented Guided Setup, attached antenna; Tivo made channel search, started download of program info...and suddenly rebooted. After this the infinite loop started: "Powering Up", " Almost there...", "Powering Up", " Almost there..." and so on.
    Waited for four hours, tried to disconnect DVR Expander, no change, same infinite loop.
    Is there any way to force full startup? Or some loader got corrupted on hard drive and device is a dead meat?
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I assume you mean a TCD652160?

    Always suspect "capacitor plague" in the power supply on those when you get weird symptoms.
     
  3. SamD

    SamD New Member

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    Redondo...
    Yes, TCD652160. Interesting that I unplugged it and left for a few hours. Turned it on and it started up, reached the small animated movie it always plays on starting...and fall into Powering up loop again...
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Time to break out the #10 Torx bit and eyeball the power supply caps.
     

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