Tivo Bolt stuck on the "starting up" screen after hard drive replacement.

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  1. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    The title says most of it - I changed the 500gb drive for a 2 tb drive.

    Now, the tivo won't go past the "starting up" screen. If i switch back to the old 500gb drive, it will boot.

    Same problem with 2 different 2tb drives.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079BQS5WQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LX13P71/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    has anyone else had this issue?
     
  2. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    I've waited a max of about an hour - is it possible it takes longer?
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Usually it means that the drive is consuming more power than the power supply can provide.
     
  4. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    Interesting - the specs on the drives are the same - 5v@0.55 amps, but maybe the newer one consume more.
     
  5. jmbach

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    His issue might be more of an issue with TE4 on a Bolt with certain drives. Those drives will boot TE3 on a Bolt but gets stuck on the starting up screen when the Bolt upgrades to TE4.
     
  6. jmbach

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    Are you on TE4 or TE3?
     
  7. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I said, "Usually," but it can be both.
     
  8. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    The software version is 21.9.2v4-USC-11-9-849

    I assume the v4 means I’m on TE4
     
  9. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Not exactly, the 21.x is TE4 or Hydra.
    TE3 is v20.x.
     
  10. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    Is there a way to “roll back” v20?
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    If you mean rollback from v21,TE4, Hydra, then yes. Although its not 100%.
     
  12. jmbach

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    Read here.
     
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  13. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    Man - and I thought it was a P.I.T.A. to upgrade the tivo back in college when i followed the hinsdale how to and had more time on my hands :)

    Might just have to have the wife live with her 500gb tivo!
     
  14. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Depending on the model, easy enough to insert a 3TB drive and let the box do all the work. :)
     
  15. wyro

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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
  16. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    Spoke to soon - upgrading to hydra brought back the stuck on "starting up" screen.... Maybe i'll just re-do it and leave it on TE3
     
  17. jmbach

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    Out of curiosity, what is the part number of the PCB of the drive you are using.

    Normally this has been happening on the larger WD 2.5" drives.
     
  18. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    Since I’m not smart enough to understand your question... I’m an accountant- I’ll post an image that may help!
     

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  19. jmbach

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    Picture of board on flip side of drive as well please.
     
  20. wyro

    wyro New Member

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    I don’t see anything there’s a white sticker. But here’s some more shots of the drive and tivo
     

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