Frozen on Welcome Screen

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by kimchris2, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. kimchris2

    kimchris2 New Member

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    Dec 17, 2004
    Does anyone know why my Tivo Model TCD 130040 would freeze on the "Welcome! Powering up..." screen?

    Before that, I turned it on and the Live TV image was frozen, so I unplugged the unit and then plugged it back in. Since then, the Welcome screen is all I see.

    I've tried replacing the hard drive, but that didn't work either.

    Am I doomed to replace the entire unit? I'd rather not, I bought the lifetime subscription for that box.

    Thanks,
    Kim
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Usually this is a sign of a dead hard drive. How did you replace the hard drive? Are you sure you did it right?

    If you're sure you properly replaced the drive, then it's most likely a power supply or motherboard problem. You can buy replacement power supplies at http://www.weaknees.com, but replacing the motherboard isn't really an option since you'll lose your lifetime subscription (which is tied to the motherboard).
     

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