Kickstart timing on Series 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by scottnicholson, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. scottnicholson

    scottnicholson New Member

    Jun 28, 2002


    I've got a Series 3 Tivo that I need to kickstart.

    The problem is that the normal lights and text readout (and corresponding amber light) have not worked for years.

    I know that the Kickstart procedure requires you to release the Pause button after the amber light comes on.

    When I reset the Tivo, I do get the four lights in a square (red red blue orange). They then go out, and I never get lights again.

    So, what I need to know is:

    How many seconds does it take for the amber light to come on after the four lights go out?

    Another piece of data that would help would be: how many seconds, total, is it from powering the Tivo up until you get the amber light?

    Thanks much!
  2. GBL

    GBL covert opiniative

    Apr 20, 2000
    Twin Cities, MN
    About 60 seconds from restart to all 4 lights going off, 5 seconds for amber light to come on.
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Check in the menu settings for the front panel lights, they can be turned off or on, yours may be off.
  4. scottnicholson

    scottnicholson New Member

    Jun 28, 2002
    Thank you for the information about the timing. I appreciate your help!

    (yeah, I tried the settings to turn the panel lights on, but it doesn't do anything...)

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