roamio green screen

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by s10023, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. s10023

    s10023 New Member

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    i havent seen any recent posts on a roamio green screen problem. just got one last night. it's flashing between four screens:
    - welcome! starting up...
    - blank (maybe tivo restarting itself?)
    - almost there... just a few minutes more
    - green secreen ("tivo box has detected a serious problem and is now attempting to fix it")

    waited over 3 hours and it didn't recover

    is my next step just to buy a new hard drive, insert it, and let it format itself?

    also... the "almost there" screen usually comes up after an update. did an update go out last night? wondering if that may have caused it.
     
  2. uw69

    uw69 Member

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    Did you try power cycling the Roamio? If not, it may be worth a shot.
     
  3. s10023

    s10023 New Member

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    Yes. Didn't help
     
  4. 59er

    59er TiVotee

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    Try power cycling with the coax and Ethernet cables disconnected.
     
  5. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Probably.
    If that doesn't work (and I would be surprised if it did) then it's time for a new HDD.
     
  6. s10023

    s10023 New Member

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    just wondering... what is the best option then?

    exchange with tivo for $149
    -or-
    buy new hard drive for $119?
     
  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Which box do you have?
     
  8. s10023

    s10023 New Member

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    Roamio pro.
     

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