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Old 10-09-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
ropman1
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Arrow Almost there... not really

When I turned my Series 2 Tivo on - the TV, actually - I saw the main screen which displayed the "Almost There... just a few more minutes." That was last night. About 14 hours later, the same message is on the screen.

I feel like pulling the plug to power down the TiVo, but I'm not sure if that will screw it up any more. My wife did say that earlier yesterday, there was a message that displayed something about a "service date... will take an hour or longer." I suppose the system rebooted and now I am stuck with the "almost there" message.

Any else having this problem or can share any advice that might help?

Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:46 AM   #2
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Same trouble here

I woke up to the "Almost there" screen today. It is now several hours later...

Any idea of how to fix?
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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Appears like the service update did not finish gracefully. If the TiVo does not recover on it's own in several hours you might try forcing a reboot by cycling the AC power.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:14 AM   #4
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Don't know why this thread isn't still showing:

S2 stuck at "a few more minutes" screen since update(click here)
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:41 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ropman1
When I turned my Series 2 Tivo on - the TV, actually - I saw the main screen which displayed the "Almost There... just a few more minutes." That was last night. About 14 hours later, the same message is on the screen.

I feel like pulling the plug to power down the TiVo, but I'm not sure if that will screw it up any more. My wife did say that earlier yesterday, there was a message that displayed something about a "service date... will take an hour or longer." I suppose the system rebooted and now I am stuck with the "almost there" message.

Any else having this problem or can share any advice that might help?

Thanks!

I had that same problem on my tivo s2. I Used kick start 57. And it fixed it.

kickstart 57 info

1. Uplug the TiVo for 10-15 seconds
2. Plug in the TiVo and hold the yellow pause button on the remote until the yellow light shows on the front of the TiVo.
3. Release the pause button and type 57.

The TiVO will reboot and a green screen will appear stating that the TiVo has encountered an error and may take up to 3 hours to repair it If you do not see this screen, repeat the Kick Start procedure. The error has been repaired, the TiVo will restart. You will need to download program information again.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:22 PM   #6
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Kickstart 57 fixed it. Thanks.
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