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TiVo Premiere...completely new drive...pixilation

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by tvmaster2, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    I replaced a bad, original drive on a 45hr TiVo Premiere (one of the very first). Used a WD AV 1TB drive, and rebuilt from scratch.
    For a month or two, all was well. Recently, however, I've been getting pixilation problems, partial recordings, slow-to-respond interface and stalls. Once, a error saying "error C501" popped up.
    Is it possible there was a software update from TiVo that didn't work, or are cable signal strength problems a better possibility? What kind of cable signal strength should I be looking for (Cox Orange County cable card).
    Or, has the new drive begun buggering up somehow?

    PS... the unit also went into some sort of self-imposed "repair" mode, where a green screen appeared, telling me that emergency repairs were under way and may take three hours to complete. The regular TiVo screen appeared in about an hour, actually

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