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Tivo Won't Boot Up

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by bob61, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. bob61

    bob61 Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    I have a Tivo Premiere with Lifetime (about 2 years old). When I plug the unit it the green power light lights up, after about 45 seconds or so all the lights flash on the front panel and then the unit goes back to power-up mode again with just the green power light lit up. Another 45 seconds later all the light flash on the front panel and well, same thing over and over.

    There is no display on the TV, actually when the Tivo is powered up the TV displays a message that the resolution mode is invalid.

    I've swapped out the HD with a known good drive. I've swapped out the power supply. Neither provided any resolution. So, any other ideas on what I should try next? Really hate to lose the lifetime service after only 2 years.
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    How did you prepare the "known good drive"? Does it have the proper Tivo software on it? You can't just throw in a hard drive and expect it to work.

    How is the Tivo hooked up to the TV? Maybe you should try using the composite SD output temporarily for testing purposes.

    Also, you might try unplugging then reseating the cable connections to the motherboard to make sure the connections are solid.
  3. bob61

    bob61 Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    The known good drive is pull from another working Premier unit.

    I had checked all connections on the motherboard, replaced the power supply from other Premiere unit.

    Will try composite connection to see if anything is being displayed.

    Connected TiVo, they said it looks like failure of the box. They will exchange for $79 and lifetime will transfer over so looks like that may be best option.

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