Pin reset?

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by jonphil, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Has anyone else had the pin reset?

    I came to watch 'Who do you think you are' and got prompted for the pin. Entered the pin that I set the day I got Tivo and worked Sunday evening.

    Tivo kept telling me the pin was wrong, even though it was correct.

    Out of frustration I entered the pin from my welcome letter and to my shock it worked.

    Went to change the pin back to what I want it to be and Tivo loops round telling me the new pin I entered doesn't match on the confirmation screen.

    So the pin madness get's worse when not only does it somehow get reset it won't even let me change it ??? :(
     
  2. Royalflush

    Royalflush New Member

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    I had this recently, fixed by forcing a reboot via the menu options :up::up::up:
     
  3. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    I'll give it a try.
    Sounds like a bug then if Tivo is resetting itself back to the default pin.

    Will be setting up my new AMP tommorow so will give Tivo a reboot when I'm doing that.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 #4 of 17
    LJ

    LJ New Member

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    Mine just did this to me! :eek: Entered the PIN and it kept telling me it was wrong. Entered what I thought was the default in desperation and it worked! Haven't tried resetting it yet...
     
  5. Apr 6, 2011 #5 of 17
    kmusgrave

    kmusgrave New Member

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    I had exactly this the other day. A reboot fixed it.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2011 #6 of 17
    jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    Mine has done it again.
    It's really annoying to have to reboot just to get the pin working again, especially when it's so insistent on requesting the pin.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2011 #7 of 17
    John McE

    John McE New Member

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    Yes, me too. Just as well I guessed/remembered what the "other" pin was.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2011 #8 of 17
    mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    ..just a pity setting it to 0000 doesn't disable it completely - would make sense.
     
  9. Brangdon

    Brangdon New Member

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    This just happened to me. It happened before, but changing the PIN seemed to work even though it didn't. This time I can't change the pin. I've not tried rebooting yet.
     
  10. LJ

    LJ New Member

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    Mine's done this few times now. The original PIN works fine, then a day or so later the PIN I set starts working again without a reboot. Bit pants really. :thumbsdown:
     
  11. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Okay. More weird! Never had any PIN problems here and, like others, a lot of what I record currently (and wrongly) requires one :confused:
     
  12. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Carl have you actually changed your PIN from the default.
    The problem seems to only occur if this has been done
     
  13. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yes I have.
     
  14. kmusgrave

    kmusgrave New Member

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    I've only seen this happen once. (Cue it happening again now! :) ) Luckily I'd already seen someone posting about it on here so I knew to try the original PIN. I tried to change it back but it wouldn't let me as it kept saying that the 2 tries at putting in the new one didn't match.
     
  15. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Exactly the same as happened to me. Reset from the menus and I was then able to reset it back to what I wanted as a PIN
     
  16. ptruman

    ptruman New Member

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    Ditto.

    Our had it's first "oh dear" moment since we had it. Wife complained that she couldn't watch Family Guy (which normally wants a PIN anyway), as the PIN wasn't working.

    I tried 1234 and it started. Then I tried to change the PIN, and when I entered 1234 as the current PIN it rebooted.

    All back to "normal" since...

    Fscking PINs...
     
  17. jonphil

    jonphil New Member

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    rumour has it the pin issue may have been fixed with the update this morning?
    I know Virgin was looking at my box to see what was happening as I was getting it reset on an almost weekly basis, usually on a Tuesday?
     

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