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TP4 restarted overnight

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by mrsean, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. mrsean

    mrsean Member

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    Did anybody else's Tivo Premiere restart by itself overnight? My TP4 did and I think a friend of mines did too. I immediately checked the Account Information screen for a new build but the version number remained the same. Usually, this kind of behavior signals that a new update is imminent so who knows.
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Tivo has let us know that the priority update list has opened for the last few updates. No such information has been provided.
     
  3. bshrock

    bshrock New Member

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    Can you rule out a local power interruption?
     
  4. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    How did you notice that it had restarted?

    How are you powering the Tivo - Straight from wall, power strip and/or surge protector, or UPS?

    Most likely cause is electrical delivery. Power could have dipped low enough to make the Tivo reboot, but not make all your clocks blink 12:00.
    There are also a number of things that can happen within the software that will make a Tivo reboot spontaneously.
    You also can't rule out possible corruption in the TV signal and/or the material being broadcast.

    Keep an eye on it. Spontaneous rebooting is also an imminent sign of a failing hard drive.
    If you are computer literate and concerned about saving your settings/shows, I suggest you back up your hard drive now that the option is available.
    Read this thread: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=503261
     
  5. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

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  6. mrsean

    mrsean Member

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    I know. I was just referring to how the Tivos sometimes start acting a little weird right before a new update is released.

    Yep. My alarm clocks haven't changed.

    When I turned on my TV the Tivo had the blue "One moment" screen followed by the intro video. The P4 is on a UPS and I ran short and long diagnostic test on the hard drive about a month ago. There were no errors.

    My buddy 's Tivo issue seems to have been an I/O error (Idiot Operator for those of you who are not in the know). I experienced 1 or 2 lockups and then reboots with this box, but I do not ever remember it occurring when I was not watching TV and nothing was recording. I guess this was just another spontaneous reboot.
     
  7. freeze12

    freeze12 Member

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    My tivo also restarted a short time ago also.
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    One of my 3 TP-4 TiVos restarted this afternoon for no reason I could find, but it was doing a network connection to TiVo when it happened, my wife was watching when I heard the starting jingle and went into the room to see if I could find out why the re-start, and the connection to TiVo was reporting that it failed, re-started the TiVo network connection and all went well.
     
  9. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    My Tivo restarted last night also... but it was because i unplugged it and was changing outlets around
     
  10. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    That helpful to us that have a re-booting problem.
     
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Certainly to those of us with short-term memor....


    ....what was I saying?
     
  12. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    None of my premieres(2 Reg and 1 P4) have ever restarted without me forcing.

    I only have a CC though.. no TA
     
  13. Gary-B

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    My Tivo XL started re-booting about 3 weeks ago. It seemed to do it while transfering a show with Tivo Desktop. Thought it might be a bad network cable or switch so replaced both of them with no luck. Check the hard drive with the kickstart codes, came up with no problems. Broke down and called Tivo Support and was notified they were aware of Tivo Desktop causing Tivo's to reboot and are working on a solution.
    I've since stopped the Tivo server and have not had a reboot since.
    Anyone else using Tivo Desktop and having this problem?
     
  14. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra Cable only

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    I transfer several times a week over the last year. Using wireless-N. Never had any reboots during a transfer in either direction. Last bunch of reboots was in 12/2012. Since then I power cycle on the first of the month. This morning it seemed very slow and was not doing a download. Tomorrow is reboot day and I dropped over 50 channels from my cable service today.
     
  15. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    But they also start distributing the beta version to random boxes well before the distribution of the final version begins.
     
  16. Cheezmo

    Cheezmo New Member

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    My recording of NCIS last night is 8 minutes short, looks like I had an XL4 reboot in the middle of it somewhere. 2nd spontaneous reboot I'm aware of in the couple of weeks I have had it.
     
  17. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    If you are using a Moto Cable card one of the cable card menus gives you the up time for the card, (days-hours-minutes) other brands of cable cards may also provide that information.
     
  18. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    If a Tivo reboots during a recording, the recording will continue after the reboot as a separate second recording.
    If you have a single recording that is short, it's probably a signal loss issue.

    You may want to enable the on screen clock to use as a reboot indicator. When the Tivo reboots, the on screen clock will be disabled.
     

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