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Tivo HD with 1T Expander reboots daily.

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by wineguru, May 3, 2012.

  1. wineguru

    wineguru New Member

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    My Tivo HD, with 1T Expander, reboots itself 2 or 3 times a day. It started about a month ago. Had the unit for couple of years without problem.

    Tried to get into the Kickstart menu but pressing and holding pause at boot doesn't get me there so I can't run the test.

    Hate to have to call support and spend an hour doing all the things I've done ten times over. I have the extended warranty so I should be covered, just a pain.

    Ideas?

    Tony.
     
  2. ghuido

    ghuido New Member

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    May 8, 2007
    My first assumption is that the 1TB Expander is dying.
     
  3. ghuido

    ghuido New Member

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    May 8, 2007
    if you are willing to loose your recordings. Disconnect the expander and see if the TIVO stablizes on it's own
     
  4. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    The problem could be with solely with the expander and I don't think the expander is covered under the Tivo extended warranty.

    Most hard disk manufacturers have a diagnostic rescue disk that you can use to boot up a computer and check their model of hard disk. You could connect the tivo disks to a computer and boot up using the diagnostic disk and run the utility to check the disks that way.
     

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