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Tivo HD won't kickstart

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Teggy, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Teggy

    Teggy Member

    Oct 24, 2001
    We had a couple of power outages the other day, and although I have this particular TiVo HD on a surge suppressor, when the power came back, the machine won't stay up for more than a few minutes before rebooting.

    I'm trying to get it to kickstart, but no matter how I time the button presses, it simply won't kickstart. I've also tried removing the DVR Expander with the same result.

    Is there any way to get past this issue? I'd at least like to see if I can give the drives a scan before I give up on it.
  2. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    You may have to just pull the internal drive and run the WD long drive test on it using your PC. A cheap USB to SATA cable works great so you don't have to crack open the PC case and mess with MB cables.
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    Check the power supply voltages and look for bulging or leaking capacitor cans while you have it open.

    There are HDD problems the kickstart tests won't find so it's really better to remove the HDD and run the mfr's extended diagnostics test on it anyway.

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