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Remote loses pairing after a few days

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Finalrinse, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. mayta_capac

    mayta_capac New Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    I have the same issue with a TiVo Mini V2. After a few days the remote will only work in IR mode not in RF mode. It is not next to a router. I bought a refurb a few months ago with no issue. The mini works fine in IR mode but will only work in RF mode once I loss a connection by unplugging the Miniv2, any chance tivo will do anything for me? The Mini 1.5 years old but the problem surfaced 6 months ago.
  2. jhimmel

    jhimmel Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Having same problem with one of my Mini's. Guess it's time to call support.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. GimmePepsi

    GimmePepsi New Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    For the first year I owned the Mini I experienced this problem in waves: There would be no problem for some months, then the problem would happen for some months, and so on, off and on. Then, starting about a year ago, the problem has never gone away. Meaning, every single day when I first try to use the RF remote, it doesn't work; so I power-cycle the Mini, and the RF remote then works for the remainder of that day; and then the whole thing repeats the next day, and every single day. I have now gotten accustomed to this minor annoyance, and I am too lazy to try other experiments like moving the Mini more than 4 feet away from my WiFi router, or seeing if it's the period of inactivity that triggers it.
  4. adavidw

    adavidw Member

    Feb 23, 2000
    Tucson, AZ
    I had this same issue with my first mini where the RF stops responding and the box needs to be power cycled. I called TiVo and had to go through a couple of reps and push pretty hard, but they finally replaced the box. The replacement box works flawlessly.

    More recently, I picked up another refurb mini in a black Friday sale. Yep, it's got the same RF failure. If the problem wasn't so widespread, I'd assume I got my first one back.

    Getting ready to call TiVo and press the issue as soon as I can set aside the time.
  5. kujo999

    kujo999 New Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Any feedback from Tivo about the RF issue?
  6. adavidw

    adavidw Member

    Feb 23, 2000
    Tucson, AZ
    I got sidetracked and haven't had a chance to call yet. Hopefully later this week.

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