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Guided setup can’t find DVR, known issue?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Roy Brotherhood, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. eric29210

    eric29210 New Member

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    Thanks! I was pretty sure it was a difference in software that kept my "model 92" Mini from finding the Host Roamio, but it never even attempted to upgrade -- I just kept getting the V70 Error. Unfortunately, TiVo support wasn't any help at all.
     
  2. buckyswider

    buckyswider Member

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    Hmmmm....running into the same issue....

    One of my minis (v92) has been fritzing occasionally, so I decided to replace it with a mini vox. During guided setup of the mini vox, it can't find the Roamio Plus. Is this a "hydra" type problem- meaning I have to force the Roamio to update? And if that is true, once I do that, will my 3 other v92 minis still talk to the Roamio? Or do they need to get a 'hydra' update also? Been away from the forum for a while- I'm not even sure what hydra is besides a software update that enables voice...
     
  3. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    You probably don't want it.

    I'd move the new Mini directly by the TiVo and see if you can get it to communicate. It will cause a 'downgrade' of the OS on the Mini once it finds the TiVo.

    -KP
     
  4. buckyswider

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    They are as "Directly" by each other as much as they can get- both have home-runned coax cables into an amplified splitter.

    BUT, I just re-read the thread and the link for "#6" on the prior page (forcing the roamio to connect after the new mini is added to the account) and VIOLA! I'm downgrading now!

    (Didn't try to upgrade everything based on your advice- i guess voice control will have to wait!)
     
  5. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Do voice control (if you want it) with a Harmony Hub and Google Home...

    -KP
     
  6. buckyswider

    buckyswider Member

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    (Already doing it with Alexa, but I'm assuming the Vox will fill in gaps with commands that aren't supported on Alexa)
     
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  7. NoVa

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    Hi - turned on one of my Mini's tonight (kitchen) & it couldn't find my Bolt.
    Tried guided setup & it still can't find the Bolt.
    My 3 other Mini's work as expected.
    All 4 Mini's are using Moca via coax.
    The Bolt is on eithernet for Comcast internet & coax for Comcast cable.

    Any guidance please?
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Are you seeing a specific error code displayed?
     
  9. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    You could start by performing a full power reset, when you could afford the recording, viewing and Internet outage, per the following:
     
  10. NoVa

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    NoVa
    Originally, it said it wasn't connected to my network.
    Then I tried to reset the Mini back to factory.
    That's where it shows a v70 under a long message that it couldn't find a connected Tivo DVR.
     
  11. NoVa

    NoVa Member

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    NoVa
    Didn't work unfortunately :(
     
  12. NoVa

    NoVa Member

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    Well - after purchasing a 50 ft ethernet cable & trying to connect via ethernet & also trying the above with no positive results, I tried reconnecting my main Bolt to the mothership (TiVo Service Connection) & lo & behold after reattaching the coax to the Mini - it worked again!

    What I surmised is that the Mini was going through some updates (schedule or just dialing back to the mothership) last week when we had some Hurricane Michael related flickering.
    While I do have a UPS on the router, switch, Mini, Bolt & router, it probably still messed with the Mini udpating.

    Oh well TL; DR: note to self - always try to do a TiVo Service Connection on main TiVo before doing anything else.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2018
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