Roamio Plus up to "Almost There...", doesn't play the startup video.

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by rkcarter, May 21, 2015.

  1. rkcarter

    rkcarter Rick- Vorlon wannabe

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    My TiVo's set to the lightest level of power save. Usually I turn on everything with my universal remote and then hit the TiVo button, and all's good. This morning, I accidentally hit a button on my universal remote that's supposed to turn everything on *and* switch to a channel (Food TV, not that it probably matters), which I've not hit since I changed the TiVo to use power saving (I'm vaguely wondering if somehow the channel #s being sent during the awakening could have an effect).

    Anyway, it gave that "Waking Up" message and went to a blank screen; I could see little black vertical bars that looked like 4x3 within the 16x9 but nothing else. By the lights, it was responding to inputs.

    So I tried power cycling it, pulling the plug and bringing it up. It goes through much of the startup, the "Almost there... just a few minutes more" and then there's that sort of clock face of radial lines with a "Just a moment..." and screen goes blank and it never shows the fun TiVo video.

    I had to leave but I was wondering, if it goes to black there, is that where if, say, the TiVo got told to use a different output from HDMI it would play the startup everywhere and then switch there (and then my solution is to find that output and tell it to switch back), or is something else likely wrong?

    (and aside, it'd still be under warranty -- are there any authorized repair shops which would keep my shows and Season Passes/etc, assuming it's not the hard drive that's the problem)?

    Thanks,
    - Rick
     
  2. b-ball-fanatic

    b-ball-fanatic Member

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    You didn't mention what happens after the screen goes blank.....does it reboot and go through the same cycle? If so, how long have you just let it go (and continually reboot without intervention)? If it's doing a reboot cycle, I'd suggest you let it just keep doing that for several hours...don't disconnect the power cable.

    I doubt that your theory about the HDMI input change is the problem.....this sounds like it's happening earlier in the boot process than anything like that. Have you tried any of the Kickstart codes? Perhaps a KS54? If it continually reboots, I'd try the previous suggestion first...let it run a long time without intervention. Then I'd see if I could get it to run a KS54.

    As for your last question: Unfortunately, no, there's no such thing as authorized TiVo repair shops, nor does TiVo itself repair them. Warranty service means they replace the whole unit, including the hard drive. There's no option that preserves your recordings.
     
  3. rkcarter

    rkcarter Rick- Vorlon wannabe

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    Hi and thanks,

    Nope, I let it go about 5-10 minutes afterward and it never tried to reboot. Just the blank screen. I finally unplugged it, went to work, came home 9 hours or so later, plugged it back in, and it came up and has been working normally.
     

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