Roamio Plus blinking green light

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Eudmin, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Eudmin

    Eudmin New Member

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    Montgomery...
    I accidentally turned off the power strip my Roamio was on overnight and in the morning I just got a blinking green light. No other lights are blinking or lit.

    I read that on the Roamio it was likely a hard drive issue, not a motherboard or power supply, so I bought a new drive and installed it, but after powering up it is still blinking green.

    Any suggestions for what to do? Should I try the hair dryer trick on a Roamio Plus?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mbernste

    mbernste Active Member

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    TiVo Has Lights Flashing on the Front
     
  3. Eudmin

    Eudmin New Member

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    Montgomery...
    Sure, I've seen that, but "flashing green lights" is only listed under Series 3. I have a series 5 which only has "all lights flashing" that isn't what I'm experiencing.
     
  4. Eudmin

    Eudmin New Member

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    Montgomery...
    Interestingly, if I leave it plugged in with the green flashing light it will boot eventually and then works. It takes between 15 minutes and a couple of hours to boot.

    Once I saw it boot on the original hard drive I pulled it out and used "mfscopy -a" to clone the original 1TB drive to the new 2TB drive so I could keep the shows, cablecard setup, and OnePass configuration.

    Now it eventually boots after blinking for a while on the new drive and correctly shows lots of capacity, but it is having trouble connecting to the Tivo service. I get an S303 error where it fails at loading data.

    I'm trying to do a KS58, but it's a challenge when I have to wait an unknown amount of time for the green flashing light to go away before getting the flashing yellow when I can trigger kickstart. If I miss it or do it wrong I have a while to wait to try again.

    Tivo suggests I keep it offline for a couple of days and then let it try to connect again, so that's what I'm doing now.

    Anyone seen a unit that will blink green for a really long time before booting?
     
  5. Eudmin

    Eudmin New Member

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    Montgomery...
    OK. I read a few more threads here and managed to do the KS 58 on my cloned/expanded drive that wasn't loading series data.

    I had been holding pause for 2 seconds like it said on weaknees, but a thread here said just to hit it and enter the code when the yellow ring went solid. It booted and gave the "Applying Update, wait a few minutes" message instead of the GSOD and has been sitting there for about 18 hours now.

    Any suggestion for what to do next?
     
  6. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Sure sounds like a hardware issue to me, you need a new box.
     
  7. Eudmin

    Eudmin New Member

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    Montgomery...
    You're probably right. The activation cost is what would prevent me from getting a new one. I don't know if I can get local approval to invest around $1k in the new Edge with lifetime. If I could transfer the lifetime I have on this one I'd definitely buy one, though. Maybe it's worth a call to see.
     
  8. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    You have a Roamio now, buy a lifetime replacement Roamio on fleabay or locally (check the for sale here). It's not like the Edge is any massive improvement for the money and right now I wouldn't give Rivo another dime the way they're jerking folks around with ads.

    I did this a couple of years ago when my Roamio died after a lightning hit that killed the MB, have had no issues with the box I got on fleabay.
     

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