Tivo Mini (not VOX) green screen

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by John O., Aug 28, 2020.

  1. John O.

    John O. New Member

    Aug 28, 2020


    "The Tivo box has detected a serious problem and is now attempting to fix it" on a green screen. It claims it will take three hours to fix. From everything I've read here, the problem is usually a hard drive issue on a Tivo that has a hard drive - which the Mini does not. So what does this screen mean on a Tivo Mini? It hasn't been three hours yet so I don't know if the problem really does get resolved in three hours, but I'm puzzled by what might be wrong since there isn't much to a Mini that could fail, and there doesn't seem to be any information on this problem occurring with a Mini. Any ideas?
  2. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Bay Area
    The Mini has a built in flash drive, which can also fail with bad blocks/cells. Hopefully it is correctable at the file system level, if not it may be dead unfortunately.

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  3. lhvetinari

    lhvetinari Ambassador to the City of Chicago TCF Club

    Jun 24, 2019
    Jared is correct - while the GSOD specifically mentions "Hard drive" what it really means is "MFS" or "TiVo Filesystem". With any luck, it will put itself back together. If not, call TiVo, they're usually pretty good about getting you a cheap replacement.

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