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Tivo wont power up? UNPLUG SLIDE REMOTE!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by leiff, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. leiff

    leiff Member

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    Aug 24, 2005
    Sometimes with my S3 Tivo, my downloaded web videos that I subscribe to from revision will not play. I just get a black screen. I have learned to unplug and replug my Tivo back in to fix this. After unplugging myTivo was getting past powering up screen but would freeze on wait a few minutes message. I was pulling my hair out and unplugging my Tivo many times until I realized the slide remote being plugged in wont allow tivo to boot. Unplugged slide remote and then tivo would boot. I guess tivo knows about this but just can't fix it? This seems like a pretty big deal and I imagine have frustrated allot of people before they realized what the problem was or simply thought their tivo was dead. Now I have to live in fear if system reboots while I'm away I'll miss all my recordings.
     
  2. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    Jun 22, 2008
    How old is your S3? Your hard drive might be going bad.
     

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