Originally Posted by stevenll
I can't even get to the menus, so I can't do Clear and Delete Everything.
So is there a kickstart code to do a factory reset on a tivo series 3?
What can you get to?
Do you get the initial welcome screen?
Do you get the one after that which says something about just a few more minutes?
Do you get the first screen and then a solid gray screen?
Do the lights on the front change in any way about 60 seconds after you plug the TiVo power cord into the wall socket?
I suspect you've got either hard drive or power supply trouble or both.
Both are fixable, the power supply with about $10 or so in replacement capacitors, and the drive by replacing it with a 2TB model for a little under $100 (if the current drive is actually failing physically and it's not just a case of scrambled TiVo software on a good drive).