TiVo Community
TiVo Community
TiVo Community
Go Back   TiVo Community > Main TiVo Forums > TiVo Series 1 - UK
TiVo Community
Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2006, 08:50 AM   #1
haggoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4
Tivo locking up

UK TiVo
S/w version 2.5.5a-01-1-023
2 x 120gb hdds
Haven't fiddled with anything since put hdds in years ago
Repeated guided setup to change from sky to freeview few weeks ago
Locked up with no scart (RGB) output 3 times since yesterday
Have to pull mains lead to reboot
System Info says internal temp is 30C (sure it was always higher than that)
Fan is still running OK
Any ideas, or is it on it's way out?

Thanks for any suggestions in advance.
haggoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 10:43 AM   #2
Glesgie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: London
Posts: 194
1. Check for stray remote controls with stuck buttons.

2. Before rebooting connect freeview output (Scart ?) directly to TV to
make sure it is not the Freeview box that is the problem.

3. When locked up, does the green light flicker when you use the TiVo remote ?
Glesgie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
haggoo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4
No, led stayed constant green, couldn't get a peep out of it.
After power cycle it booted through the welcome cartoon and everything was OK.
It's been OK since yesterday!
haggoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2006, 05:19 PM   #4
gadgetgaz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Billingley, S Yorks
Posts: 87
I am seeing similar behaviour here too. I have been removing programs one by one so see if it makes a difference. The problem is it can be a week between crashes. My problems started after upgrading.
gadgetgaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2006, 05:16 AM   #5
Fred1
Registered User
 
Fred1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Pangbourne
Posts: 142
Having had a similar problem and reading a lot around this, there seems to be several things that cause freezing and reboots

1. Cachecard or other NIC (if you have one) not plugged in properly - undo the tabs on the motherboard, lift it up and push the card home on the connector. If you can see any of the gold connections, its not right.

2. Failing PSU - They're cheap (you even get one free with 2 spare remotes - Change it.

3. Stray IR - Remove or switch off all other IR sources in the Tivo Room

4. Failing hard Disk - Should be evident by stuttering and lockups while watching TV.

Did I miss any?
__________________
Call me Alan, Fred1 is just a forum name; 120 Gig HD; Cachecard; Mode 0; Tivoweb; EndPad; Dailymail_jazz; Hackman; Slingbox (UK version)
Fred1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2006, 03:33 AM   #6
Ian_m
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Southampton, England
Posts: 1,516
Failing hard disks generally leave traces in the logs, ie DMA error, invalid status etc for the failing disk.

Failing PSU leaves no trace other than an unexpected restart. Again look at the logs.
Ian_m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2006, 04:12 AM   #7
Fred1
Registered User
 
Fred1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Pangbourne
Posts: 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian_m
Failing hard disks generally leave traces in the logs, ie DMA error, invalid status etc for the failing disk.

Failing PSU leaves no trace other than an unexpected restart. Again look at the logs.
Good advice Ian.

Could we tidy this up and get it into a Sticky? It took me a long time to search and read through all the posts to solve my problem and I feel that UK Tivos are now of the age when most will be looking for this sort of advice.
__________________
Call me Alan, Fred1 is just a forum name; 120 Gig HD; Cachecard; Mode 0; Tivoweb; EndPad; Dailymail_jazz; Hackman; Slingbox (UK version)
Fred1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Forum Jump




Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Advertisements

TiVo Community
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media

(C) 2013 Magenium Solutions - All Rights Reserved. No information may be posted elsewhere without written permission.
TiVoŽ is a registered trademark of TiVo Inc. This site is not owned or operated by TiVo Inc.
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 PM.
OUR NETWORK: MyOpenRouter | TechLore | SansaCommunity | RoboCommunity | MediaSmart Home | Explore3DTV | Dijit Community | DVR Playground |