TiVo Remote for Mini (with USB Dongle) Stopped Working in 2 Rooms

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ejohnsen, May 26, 2015.

  1. ejohnsen

    ejohnsen tivolover

    Feb 28, 2004


    Came home today to find that the TiVo remote was no longer able to control my TV or TiVo Mini in my family room. I immediately assumed it was the remote breaking down somehow (maybe the kids dropped it one too many times?) only to find the exact same thing happened with my TiVo remote in our master bedroom (also a Mini). Oddly, both remotes no longer control the TV power or volume, and of course not the Mini. I have to use the TiVo app on my iOS devices to control either Mini.

    The main TiVo remote that goes with my Roamio in my home theater still works, so I am surmising that this is some kind of software glitch. There is no way both remotes could have failed at the same time.

    Has anyone else experienced the same, and is a fix known?

  2. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Did someone accidentally switch the remotes from their assigned rooms?
  3. ejohnsen

    ejohnsen tivolover

    Feb 28, 2004
    Ummm, yup, someone switched the remotes.

    Had dear old Dad confounded for hours.

    Finally, while still trying to fix, son #2 was hitting buttons on the downstairs remote which was in fact controlling the upstairs TV, and so we saw it.

    But if we hadn't, I would have read your post and figured out that you were right!

    Thank you! :)

    UCLABB Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2012
    Riverside, CA
    Sherlock Holmes bobble head prize to CFCs.

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