TIVO might have failed

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by rad1701, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. rad1701

    rad1701 Member

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    I have a 4 year old series 2 TIVO. Been working like a champ for 4 years. Today when I tried to access it there was nothing on my screen. Just blank. Removed the power cable and put it back in and just got the "Welcome. Powering up..." message. After several minutes nothing more happens. Any ideas? Dead hard drive??
     
  2. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

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    Sounds like a new hard drive is in order!
     
  3. rad1701

    rad1701 Member

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    Hmm, might just upgrade to a new HD TIVO.
     
  4. rad1701

    rad1701 Member

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    Quick question. If the old drive is basically dead, is it still possible to upgrade/swap the drive out for a new one? I always thought it just worked if you could backup the OS, etc. to the new drive.
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Upgrade tools like InstantCake include the image files required to initialize a new hard drive.
     
  6. lilzip

    lilzip New Member

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    strangely mine's having same exact problem since yesterday. Wonder if it is worth investing >200 in a new hard drive if it may not solve the problem.
     
  7. rad1701

    rad1701 Member

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    In most of these cases would you say the drive is not worth saving by a reimage? I was thinking of trying that first with InstantCake before maybe getting a new drive.

    Or maybe I will just order that new HD Lite TIVO version that just came out. :rolleyes:
     
  8. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Don't reuse your current hard drive. New hard drives are pretty cheap and it's not worth the risk of re-imaging a flakey old hard drive.
     

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