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Tivo HD stuck

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ldavenport, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. ldavenport

    ldavenport New Member

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    First my tivo wouldn't connect to tivo so I restarted it. Still was stuck on the connecting phase when trying to connect to tivo. I got the idea to do a kickstart it had worked once before when I was having trouble with it. Now it's stuck in a cycle of powering up then almost there then the gsod then starts all over. I'm going to unplug it and wait for some ideas.
     
  2. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Active Member

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    lots of info here about the grey screen...search for it
     
  3. ldavenport

    ldavenport New Member

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    What do you mean by the grey screen?
     
  4. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    MN, greater...
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  5. ldavenport

    ldavenport New Member

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    I'm not having problems with a grey screen. I did search it but of course didn't find help.
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Most likely bad hard drive or power supply.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you get the welcome screen and then the screen goes grey, that's usually a sign of a problem with the motherboard communicating with the hard drive (several different possible reasons for that-bad controller, bad cable, bad drive, bad power supply, etc)


    Are you getting the welcome screen, and then getting the just a few more minutes screen before it reboots?

    Because the welcome screen is on the motherboard, but the just a few more minutes screen is on the hard drive.

    Which number KS did you use?
     
  8. ldavenport

    ldavenport New Member

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    I think it was ks 57
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Have you ever had the drive out before or used WinMFS or the MFS Live cd?

    Have you ever opened up that TiVo to visually check the capacitors in the power supply?
     
  10. ldavenport

    ldavenport New Member

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    No. I haven't ever done any of those. I'm thinking of giving up on the whole thing. It has a lifetime membership but I only paid 100 for it. I got my money's worth. Now I'm thing about what I want to do. Maybe just stick with the one tivo I have working and get a cable box for the other tv. I'm disappointed. I wish I would've left it alone.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Read my PM to you before you make any decisions about it.

    Or I could try to talk you through the process of getting it running again.
     
  12. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Active Member

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    sorry, I assumed your used of the term "GSOD" meant you were getting the grey screen.
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    GREEN screen of death, inspired by the Windows BSOD (blue)

    EDIT:

    Since the grey screen is usually the result of the motherboard not being able to communicate with the drive, it'd be more like the grey screen of disconnect.
     
  14. csell

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    One more thing to try that I did last month that worked. Unplug the tivo first. If you have a wireless network adapter, unplug it. Then unplug the coaxial cable. Now try and reboot. I feel like my issue was the power supply and not having enough power to boot up but when I unplugged everything, it had just enough to boot up. Give it a shot.
     
  15. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I think I see new power supply capacitors in your immediate future.
     

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