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Premiere stuck on start up screen

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Brolan, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Brolan

    Brolan Member

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    Update: Got the drive to work by just using DvrBARS and the clean backup. So now my 2T drive now looks like a 1T drive.

    Does anyone know why JMFS would fail to expand a drive while saying it was successful? The only thing I can think is is can't handle the way my drive was connected. I was using an old computer than only had two SATA connectors I was using for a RAID 0 array. So I bought a cheap card that does SATA/EIDE and RAID and hooked it through that. Maybe that was too much for JMFS?
     
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Something in the way that hookup sees the drive must be throwing jmfs out of whack. Do you have another computer you could use?

    I could also send you my TCD758250 image. I ran it on my XL for about 6 months without any problems. The first OS update from 14.5 to whatever's current downloads the correct software, and the partition alignment is much better for 4K drives since it was designed for 2TB. No expansion needed.
     
  3. Brolan

    Brolan Member

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    Thanks for the offer but I'm done messing with it for a while. Later I'll back it up and try the expansion on another computer.
     
  4. djose

    djose New Member

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    I'm having the same issue - my Tivo is stuck at the "Starting up" screen and doesn't seem to respond to the remote control (it doesn't blink the amber light when I press keys in the remote).
    Should I try a new disk? If so, does anyone have a TCD746320 image to share?
     
  5. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.
     
  6. Sam L

    Sam L New Member

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    Hi ggieseke!

    Everyone here tells me you're the one to talk to about getting a Premiere XL image (TCD748000). Everything was fine until this week when I rebooted the TIVO. Now it is stuck on "Getting Started" screen. The hard drive in the TIVO is a Western Digital WD10EVVS-63M5B0 1TB. Do you have an image link you can send me so I can try another 1TB hd SATA i have sitting around?

    Thanks so much!
    Sam
     
  7. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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  8. duncan7

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    I, too, have a Premiere that’s stuck starting up. I’ve yanked the TA, CableCard, and Ethernet and rebooted, to no avail. Can I just swap in the drive from a Premiere of similar vintage that I decommissioned in the fall when its HDMI port died? It was otherwise functional at that point.
     
  9. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    It will need to be 'married' to the TiVo by doing a C&DE.

    -KP
     
  10. duncan7

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    That’s fine. I don’t really need a stand-alone tivo in this spot but this box has lifetime, so I’d like to keep it limping along as long as I can.
     
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  11. duncan7

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    Welp, that didn’t work. Turns out they weren’t the same model. The upgrade deal from Black Friday required a device check-in within 30days, right? My Roamio Pro’s on the old second-device discount, wondering what the best move is with this one, which is lifetime and the “first device.” Just replace it with a mini?
     
  12. kpeters59

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  13. emuman100

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    Did you try replacing the HDMI interface IC? It's the only IC between the CPU and HDMI port. In the TCD746320, it's a CD2030-A0TR. Mine might be bad, but I don't use the HDMI port, so I'll have to check it.
     
  14. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    You could find a replacement hard drive for your specific model on ebay for ~$30. You might want to hook up the original drive to a computer and run the manufacturers diagnostic utility confirm it's dead.
     
  15. duncan7

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    I don't have easy access to a Windows machine and I couldn't get my USB/SATA adapter to do low-level stuff like those diagnostics via Parallels the last time I tried. I punted and sent the box off to Weaknees. Thanks for all the advice.
     
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  16. bd177

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    I've had this problem for the last 2 years or so. Since the hard drive was less than a year old when it started happening, I didn't think the hard drive was the problem. Thru trial and error I got past the "Starting Up" screen by watching the lights on the Tivo while it was rebooting. When all the lights flash I pull the power cord and then immediately plug it back in. It usually takes 3 or 4 times or more doing that but it gets past the "Starting up" screen and then boots up normally. I don't know if it is a bad spot on the hard drive or what. If I was a conspiracy theorist type , I would think that this was a ploy to make you upgrade. :)
     
  17. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    The hard drive probably had a warranty. If you had hooked it up to a PC and ran the manufacturers diagnostic utility and it showed errors, then you could have returned the hard drive.
     

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