TiVo roamio ota all lights blinking

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Pchan87, May 5, 2018.

  1. PapaBrew

    PapaBrew New Member

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    Thanks much for this tip for using the Tuning Adapter. I had two unused Cisco Tuning adapters and the Lite-On power supplies from them worked perfectly. You just saved a Roamio from being scrapped and made my wife happy!
     
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  2. winkybil

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    All-lights flashing means hard drive. Easy enough to replace, any 3.5in drive under 3TB will be self-formatted when you put it in. Just make sure it's 5.4k, any faster drives generate too much heat and take too much power.



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  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    To specify, not all drives work in a Tivo, 5400RPM or otherwise. It has to use less power than the small power supply can provide. Recommended is WD drives ending in EFRX, PURX, PURZ. Avoid EFAX as it may not work (except in 1 case, worked in a Premiere)
     
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  4. JohnBeas

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    Thanks to all the posters in this thread - today while watching TV my Tivo suddenly quit and all the lights were blinking. I found a new power supply, plugged it in and I'm back in business. I would have hated to lose my Tivo - I've had it for 5 years and still love it.
     
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  5. Plenipote

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    I registered just to comment on this thread, simply to thank everyone for the valuable info! My Tivo just reset earlier today and was stuck on the restart screen. I tried unplugging and plugging it back in a couple of times with no success. After a quick Google search, I found this thread, then noticed my Tivo also had all the flashing lights! I switched the power supplies between the tuning adapter and the Tivo, and everything is working fine now! I'll call Tivo in the morning and see if I can talk them into sending me a new, and free, power supply. Thanks again to everyone that contributed above!
     
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  6. nurho83

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    Another thanks on this thread. I ordered a new power supply and, once I straightened out my cables and quit plugging in the 1 amp tuning adapter cable instead of the new power supply cable, my Tivo's back up and running.
     
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  7. bricco

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    I have a Roamio OTA 1 TB with lifetime that I dont want to trash. I’m getting the flashing lights. Which model hard drive should I get. It would replace the WD10EURX. I dont need more storage than that and my power WART is the 2.0 so I don't want to over burden it. Thanks.
     
  8. ggieseke

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    I would go with a WD10EFRX (Red Plus).
     
  9. bricco

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    Great. Thanks. Just ordered from Amazon. It will be here tomorrow. Why this one? The original drive is new and half price on Amazon (not that I want an older version).
     
  10. JoeKustra

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    As it says on the description:
    (Discontinued Model) 2 Year Warranty from Reseller, Worry free Return! 100% Full Refund
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Recommended is WD Red Plus (models ending in EFRX,) Purple (PURX,PURZ). Avoid the WD Red, ending in EFAX.

    I have a 4TB in my Roamio and it is currently 50% full.

    If you want to prevent shows from being deleted due to lack of space, then get a bigger drive. Do not use "Keep Until I Delete" much. It will stop recording if you use KUID when the drive starts to get full.
     
  12. bricco

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    Just hooked this one up and powered on. My screen is blank. No start up screen or anything. Is there anything else I should be doing after putting case back on and plugging in hdmi, Ethernet, antenna and power?
     
  13. ggieseke

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    That sounds like a bad power supply or a bad HDMI connection. Even without a hard drive you should get the first Welcome screen.
     
  14. bricco

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    Interesting. Not a bad HDMI as I’ve moved it around to several rooms with functioning TiVo’s. The power supply issue I thought I avoided by settling for a 1 TB drive, and not overburdening power. TiVo sent me this power wart. Could it be only for original 500 GB? Unfortunately I dont have a Bolt power supply anymore so I cant troubleshoot until I get a new power supply., Thanks.
     
  15. JoeKustra

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    I have four basic Roamio boxes with 3TB drives and original wall warts. Never had a problem. All are fed by a UPS.
     
  16. ggieseke

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    Normally the 2A supply should be fine, especially without the additional load of a CableCARD. My basic Roamio has been ticking along fine for about 5 years with a 4TB Red and the factory wall wart.

    Since it has lifetime you might want to get a breakout cable from TiVo and try component or even composite video to rule out a bad HDMI port.
     
  17. brobin

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    Be it a 500GB or a 3TB HDD the power consumed during operation is typically around 500ma. However, the initial spinup can draw 2 to 2.5 amps for about 15 seconds. Even a 2A wall wart can handle that unless it is no longer able to produce its rated output. A new wall wart rated at 2A or higher should be tried. I'd go with at least a 3A for more headroom and cooler operation.
     
  18. bricco

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    Thanks, all. New Bolt power supply on the way. should have plenary of power for Roamio 1 TB. What if it is a problem with HDMI? How do I resolve that? Don’t have component cable capability (or desire for same).
     
  19. brobin

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    I bought this power supply for $9.99 on Amazon to have as a spare. It's 5 amps and has the correct plug.
    https://amzn.to/2HzUSCv
     
  20. josim

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    Nice! A 5 amp power supply should be able to loaf along powering a Roamio and should last along time.
     

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