Tivo needs to be unplugged before power on

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by sytfion, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. sytfion

    sytfion New Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    My Series 2 Tivo has been working fine for over a year. Then suddenly I cannot
    turn it on unless I unplug the power chord then plug it back in. It will then work
    for a day or 2. Then it happens again. Also, it won't record when it's in the not powering on mode, until I have unplugged it from the power outlet and re-plugged. So, I have no idea when it goes off or on and costantly needs to unplug
    and plug...

    Any idea what is wrong and more importantly, how to fix this?

  2. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

    Nov 23, 2003
    My new Series 3 Tivo is doing the same as yours is, this is odd for an one day old Tivo...
  3. wscannell

    wscannell Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Could be a failing hard drive. Do you notice any pixelation when the TiVo is working or slow remote control response. These also are signs of hard drive beginning to fail.
  4. sytfion

    sytfion New Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    Ah! Yes, that makes a lot of sense. I have been thinking to upgrade the disk, so
    I guess now I need to stop "thinking" and "just do it". Thanks!

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