Yesterday, I turned on my TV to find the Tivo frozen -just locked on a screen of some commercial. So I unplugged the unit for a few seconds, and then rebooted. I noticed that the interface was now extremely sluggish, there was a delay sometimes when navigating through the menus. I went to the connection screen, and tried to connect to the service manually, to make sure everything was OK. It connected and downloaded OK, but then I got an error "S03" - and something about an error loading information.
I did some research and found this problem online. Some were saying it could be a bad motherboard, or corrupted data, or a bad drive. A solution for some people was to use the pause 5 7 command on startup. I did this, and got the green screen and the system rebooted after about 5 minutes. Problem is, it kept repeating this. It would boot up, go to the green screen, then reboot and repeat. I let it do this for about 3 hours.
So, I unplugged the unit and went to bed. This morning, I plugged it in, and I get the welcome powering up message, then 1 minute later a grey screen. Nothing on the grey screen, just a plain - disastrous ominous looking grey screen.
So, is that it? Is the system screwed at this point. It's way out of Warrantee. I'm using a Humax 80gig Series 2, with a Linksys WUSB11 USB G Network adapter.
Thanks for any help you can provide!