I have the "no sound" problem

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by AWT, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. anyoneinracks

    anyoneinracks New Member

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    I keep losing sound after I hadinstalled a cache card, but I am not sure if mine is the same problem. It will be OK, but then sound will disappear (not just after a reboot). Sometimes changing channels will make it reappear, sometimes a soft reboot, sometimes a hard reboot (or 3). Can't put my hands on my multimeters at the moment...
     
  2. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    @anyoneinracks as you have network access then I heartily recommend installing the script in post #35 above. I've had it going for ages, I'm sure eventually I'll have to replace the PSU but as you can just install it without 'going under the hood' it's a worthwhile stop gap.
    IIRC there were sound problems with some early cachecards and certain RAM - if you don't get anywhere with the script then try removing the RAM as a test. Threads are probably in the archives by now.
     
  3. anyoneinracks

    anyoneinracks New Member

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    Thanks - I'll give that a try, although I am not that keen on telling it to reboot of its own accord.
    It is a new cache card, with supposedly 2.2 firmware
     
  4. deesee

    deesee New Member

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    harrogate...
    I thought i had got onto a foreign forum, did not understand a word of it, better stick to the virgin forum where they are not so clever:D
     
  5. anyoneinracks

    anyoneinracks New Member

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    Its funny my posts always make perfect sense to me, even when they don't to anyone else.
    Another funny about MY loss of sound is that it does it without the Tivo having been rebooted. I get the impresion that the "classic" loss of sound is a boot up problem.
     
  6. SolidTechie

    SolidTechie New Member

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    I know it's an old thread, but I think it's appropriate.....

    I think I am suffering from this issue with my "new" TiVo - however the slight difference is that after the power tripped out last night and was restored (so a cold boot) I got bongs, and previous recordings played sound without issue. Live TV and new recordings were devoid of sound... A restart (soft) did appear to fix the issue - although that may have been coincidence..

    Is this the same issue as "nosound.tcl" is designed to fix?
     
  7. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Yep, that's the exact symptoms,

    Apart from aging PSUs (replacing doesn't always fix it)
    - hitachi drives often make it worse, as do a cachecard and ram.
     
  8. SolidTechie

    SolidTechie New Member

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    Oh Bums.

    Looks like I'll have to commission the other spare... :(
     
  9. AMc

    AMc Active Member

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    I used the nosound script for quite a while before I replaced the PSU. And that was because of something else I'd made a mess of. If you current Tivo is networked then its quick to try.
     
  10. SolidTechie

    SolidTechie New Member

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    Yup - using it now - seems to be working fine.

    I have a spare power supply in the loft somewhere, so I'll need to dig that out. In the meantime, I shall look to reconfigure the spare, with a cachecard & RAM from this dodgy TiVo - and I've ordered a Network card to use instead.
     
  11. wonderboy

    wonderboy New Member

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    Angus,...
    I know this is an old thread, but we had power cuts over the last few days and this has been bugging me.

    I'm using the image from altepg and I cannot get the nosound.tcl script to run. It simply returns "no such file or directory"...

    I did find that tweaking the pot to LOWER the voltage rather than raise it seemed to help greatly here, as someone noted in this thread:-

    http://archive.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/history/topic/150961-1.html

    Just in case it helps anyone.
     

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