Samsung SIR-S4040R constantly Reboots

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by foxtrap03, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. foxtrap03

    foxtrap03 New Member

    Sep 27, 2007


    I have a Tivo Samsung model SIR-S4040R and it's constantly rebooting by itself, sometime after a while (10-30 minutes) and sometimes just when reload de Playlist menu. I made a hard drive upgrade 18 months ago (40 to 120 Mg Maxtor). The used disk space is less than 50%.

    Sometimes i can watch tv as long as 8 hours and nothing happens, then suddenly it reboots.

    Please help
  2. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

    Feb 4, 2005
    Beltsville, MD
    Sounds like either a hard drive problem or a thermal problem. Is the TiVo well ventilated? What's the internal temperature? Sometimes, a TiVo will reboot when it gets too hot.

    If it is a failing hard drive, you would also see pixelating or stuttering programs during playback, or occasional reboots when playing a "bad" program. I've seen this myself, and it turned out to be a drive that was on the edge of failing.

    But as always, YMMV.

    Good luck,

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