not booting

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by hamhock, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. hamhock

    hamhock New Member

    Feb 22, 2007


    I bought a used DTV/Tivo (not the one on the other thread). It will not boot past the blue screen. I suppose that it will need a new hard drive. Is this correct? :eek:
  2. rbtravis

    rbtravis New Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Parker, Co....
    Do you mean the grey Welcome, Powering up screen? If you do then yes most likely hard drive is dead. If so I recommend buying the hard drive of your choice such as Western Digital WD2500JB recommended by Toms Hardware and using DVRupgrade's Instantcake to apply the Image. you will be up and running in no time with no hassles.
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
    Tivo's don't boot into a "blue" screen. Is there a message on the screen? "Blue screens" typically mean that your TV is not receiving a video signal.

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