My TIVO mini is locked up in start LOGO. Never boots

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Johnny Danger, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Member

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    My TIVO mini is locked up in start image. Never boots.

    I see the TIVO logo but it just freezes. 15, 30,45 minutes later, still the same thing.

    Unplug overnight and power on the in morning same thing.

    Is there a more aggressive way to reset to re-flash the firmware?

    Any idea what the problem is here?

    Thanks.
     
  2. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    It sounds dead to me. Sometimes if you call Tivo with the issue they will offer a replacement/refurb for a good price.
     
  3. Scooter Scott

    Scooter Scott Member

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    Mine did this same thing. I ended up trashing it. TiVo did offer me a a discount for a new one but I never did use the offer.
     
  4. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Member

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    Are these things know to just die like that? Is there a cause?

    Is this part of the Intel Aton C2000 bug?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
  5. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Member

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    Did they do any troubleshooting steps or just the typical reset the machine ?
     
  6. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    Open your mini up and look at the circuit board....any single thing/component you can make out can fail....every single solder trace can fail....I do not know if there is an Intel Atom C2000 in the mini or not....but there are not wide spread reports of minis failing on these boards.
     
  7. Darrell Patton

    Darrell Patton Member

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    My experience is that if you call Tivo, they will offer to send you a replacement for $89. If you decline they will quickly offer again for $49.
     
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