Originally Posted by tough joe
Today marks the 4th consecutive day that my 6 tuner Roamio has locked up. 2 times it was while watching play back of a show in HD. (all of my recordings are in HD) , and the other 2 times it was while watching live tv.
The problem starts out with a brief pixilization and then leads to an unresponsive TiVo remote. After staring at a frozen screen for about 1 min, the unit reboots. 1 time it was constant pixilation which required a hard reboot (unplug power wire).
I see there are constant mentionings on here about lock ups. My question is, how can I test if its the drive ? Are there drive diagnostics that can be used, and if so, what would I be looking for?
Also Im up for other ideas too. Ive got about 120 hd shows that I'd hate to lose. Thanks.
Here's a thread about entering the kickstart codes:
Look at Thom's post for some good details on exactly when to do the button presses. Also don't forget if you only have the Tivo remote you'll have to put it in IR mode first: http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2719
Here is a list of the codes:
You'll look to enter code 54 for the hard drive testing.
As for getting shows off, if you don't have Tivo desktop, then the best thing to get would be kmttg: http://sourceforge.net/p/kmttg/wiki/Home/
Good luck. Do some searching on here....seems your scenario is similar to others with the pixelation, then a reboot.