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Tivo HD + Expander = freezing

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by b_scott, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

    Nov 27, 2006
    chicago, il
    Hello! So, my parents have my old Tivo HD, plus Expander. Everything has been fine for years. This past week it has started freezing mid recorded program and won't respond - have to pull the plug and plug back in to restart to get it working again. Said it's happened 5-6 times the past week.

    I'm 200 miles away so can't trouble shoot it personally. Any ideas? Thanks!

    P.S. I asked them to make sure the cable was tightly plugged in on both ends just in case. So we'll see if it keeps happening.
  2. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    The expander is probably dying. That's what they do.
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    On an "old" THD failure of the internal HDD and/or the power supply would not be that surprising either.

    I think you're going to have to reduce the distance between that box and someone who can troubleshoot these items from 200 miles to zero.
  4. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

    Nov 27, 2006
    chicago, il
    well crap.

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