Tivo goes nuts on powerup

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Iorek, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Iorek

    Iorek New Member

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    I bought my dad a TIVO a few years ago. Today he mentioned that when he plugs it in it goes "crazy". There are lines on the screen and the lights on the box blink. he unplugs it when they have thunderstorms in Houston.
    This is sounding a lot like a hardware problem to me. I'm curious as to if anyone else has experienced anything similar to this. A few searches on the forum didn't turn up anything.
    It will need to be serviced. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

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    Could be a power supply issue ... can he hear the fan and/or hard drive spinning?
     

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