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Old 01-30-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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TiVo Mini's Start up screen flashing...will not progress

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.

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Old 01-31-2014, 01:15 AM   #2
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Have you tried booting it up with both Coax and ethernet disconnected? This sometimes helps it to get past the sticking point.

Tried it with a different HDMI cable?

Did you try connecting it to a different tv? 'cause maybe the tv is dying?

Happen to have a another mini to steal its power cord, or have a universal adapter (like for a laptop) power cord and used it to power the mini, as its little power brick may be like half dead?

Finally, it may have roasted.... with these devices connected to both power and cable, a surge on either line can do damage.

-Roamio Pro/Slide Pro
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-Stream (Gotta go unplug the sucker one of these days!)
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:41 PM   #4
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Reboot the Roamio and the mini

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