My tivo is stuck on the Almost there, a few more seconds screen

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  1. lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

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    What should I do?
     
  2. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    You must be joking!

    You have been on this forum since August 2002 and have over 2,000 posts. This is question has been asked about a couple of hundred times and answered thousands times in the last three and a half years.

    THIS MUST BE JOKE, RIGHT?

    With that in mind, I would recommend turning off the TV and taking a long walk.
     
  3. lee espinoza

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    most of my posts are on DIRECTV press I have little know how in the world of how to fix a stuck on the Almost there, a few more seconds screen tivo
     
  4. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    Maybe you should take a long walk.
    :rolleyes:

    lee,

    It sounds like you may need to replace the hard drive.
     
  5. lee espinoza

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    are you kidding me I had this hard drive for only 4 months :eek:
     
  6. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Actually to a new user that would be the standard recommendation, but since Lee has been giving out advise on this forum for the last three and a half years and has over 2,000 posts I figured that HE WAS JOKING! Although a long walk wouldn't do anyone any harm.

    But now the question that could be asked, where does he get a replacement Hard Drive? Weaknees.com or PTVUpgrade, or does he have access to technical help?

    And by the way, Stanley, do you always take what long term forum members say as being serious, I would say LIGHTEN UP alittle and along with a long walk should help your heart and health, both physically and mentally. :)
     
  7. lee espinoza

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    But now the question that could be asked, where does he get a replacement Hard Drive? Weaknees.com or PTVUpgrade, or does he have access to technical help?

    the Person who sold me the HD is replacing it for me, most of my advise has been on DIRECTV not there DIRECTVTIVO
     
  8. tbeckner

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    Don't take me wrong, but I would have thought that after reading posts over the last three and half years on the TiVo Community forum that you would have at least read the "NOT BOOTING UP POSTS" and or replies which have numbered in the thousands and usually come up every week, sometimes every day, and sometimes multiple times a day, AT LEAST ONCE.

    And it actually doesn't matter if the post was from the DirecTV/DirecTiVo part of the forum or the regular SA TiVo part of the forum, the posts are always the same and so are the replies.

    Now maybe you might be able to understand why I took it as a JOKE from a long term forum reader.

    Still I am glad you are getting the problem resolved and I will now understand your technical capability and understanding of simple support issues and I will reply accordingly.

    Sorry.
     
  9. lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

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    :up: :up: :up: I understand why you took it as a JOKE Hell would have :D to be truthful until I did some searching I have never seen a post like this one before :eek: :eek:
     
  10. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    What's next Lee? A question of "Does my DTivo need a analog phone line to work"? :)
     
  11. lee espinoza

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    Dam I was just about to ask that :mad: ;) :D :p
     
  12. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Lee, are you sure that you are not attempting to pull the wool over our eyes?

    I noticed that you do read posts and actually post in the UNDERGROUND FORUM. That type of activity does fit with the non-technical post and request for help that you posted in this thread.

    Which is it? A technical poster that reads and posts in the UNDERGROUND FORUM or a non-technical poster that only stays within the non-technical parts of the TiVo Community.

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    I knew there was a reason I posted that first reply the way I did. :rolleyes:
     
  13. lee espinoza

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    Lee, are you sure that you are not attempting to pull the wool over our eyes? NO!!!

    In some parts of tivo I am somewhat smart about(tivo hacking) in other places (what makes a tivo go bad and how to fixs it) not smart AT ALL


    THIS IS NOT A JOKE
     
  14. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Now that is a little LARGE of you.

    Why are you taking this questioning so seriously?

    I have already apologized on a previous post and others have also questioned your seriousness, so I am not alone in my QUEST FOR THE TRUTH.

    Although I do not plan on using a serious reply with SIZE FOUR UPPER CASE RED LETTERS.

    I guess I understand that you might have had a BAD DAY.

    I got a feeling that having your TiVo go down on you is a real BUMMER and I would feel the same.
     
  15. lee espinoza

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    Sorry :eek: I am having a Bad day I had 40hrs of video on my tivo and it is one hell of a BUMMER that my tivo went south. sorry :eek:

    reply with SIZE FOUR UPPER CASE RED. it was 7 not 4 :D :p
     
  16. tbeckner

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    Sorry, that is a bad day, when you use size 7! Hope you get it fixed right away.

    Do you have a spare Hard Drive? I have a spare 40GB HDVR2 version 6.2 sitting here if you need one, and it is hacked via PTVNet, with HMO/MRV, TiVoWebPlus, and a couple of other goodies, although it hasn't been ZIPPERED.
     
  17. lee espinoza

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    no spare Drive I hacked the one that came with the tivo(I know better now to have a spare on site) I know they all say NOT TO HACK The Original BUT when you do not have alot of money it is hard not to.



    wait wait wait I think I have a spare 40gb hd let me see if it still works.....
     
  18. tbeckner

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    Great! Best of luck. :up:
     
  19. lee espinoza

    lee espinoza some guy

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    IT WORKS :) :)
     
  20. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Great, now all you have to do is get the guide data up-to-date.

    I do feel bad for you that you lost the programs in the Now Showing area.

    If you ever get a chance to get a second unit and can have someone hack them for you, you could always use MRV to backup the important shows. I know that other users are doing this and I do end up backing up the shows but not intentionally. They get backed up because I have one unit record specific shows and another unit record network series, and I use MRV to copy them to the other unit, but I never delete them from the original unit until after I have watched them, so they are always available and because of that they are always backed up to a secondary unit by default. Again the backup was not by intention, just a side effect.
     

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