Originally Posted by JSN1080
I've had my Mini for less than a month and about two days ago noticed that I could not get passed the "Start up" screen. I've tried multiple HDMI ports, unplugged power, ethernet cord - nothing I have done has remedied the issue. Initially, the screen did not blink/flash, now it does after having unplugged/plugged-in the cords. Before this week, the unit was functioning just fine.
Any ideas on how to fix this issue? I have a TiVo Roamio for my main DVR and that is functioning just fine. Both units have a lifetime subscription.
Normally, you don't get to the Startup Screen unless the mini has been rebooted for some reason. In the normal course of use, no Tivos are designed to lose power and there is virtually no benefit to turning off power to the units. Doing this as a matter of course might actually cause premature wear.
Given that you have probably rebooted both the mini and the DVR multiple times, I would try just leaving it connected and powered on over night and if it still hasn't got past call Tivo for support help, things do go bad sometimes.