TiVo Series 2 80 Hour Boot Up, Turn Off Problem

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by DukeDiablo, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. DukeDiablo

    DukeDiablo New Member

    3
    0
    Dec 20, 2003
    Danville,...
    Dear Forum-

    After a long break from any TV whatsoever, I have recently taken my old Series 2 80 hour out of the box again. Since I'm an old TiVo user... I didn't expect any problems; however:

    It's a Series 2 80 hour unit that I have a lifetime subscription on. It hasn't been hooked up since oh, August of '06. I use a WiFi connection for my service updates and calls.

    This is what is happening:

    When I first plug in the power cord, I get the gray screen that says "Powering On." Then it switches to the color screen with the TiVo guy, and says "Just a few more minutes..."

    Then the green light on the front of the unit cuts off and then a second or so later the display cuts out... the TiVo switches off apparently.

    After 10 minutes or so, I decided to unplug the unit... wait until the HDD stopped spinning, and tried again. Same result.

    I'm sorry if this is an asked/answered deal, but I did search first.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. DukeDiablo

    DukeDiablo New Member

    3
    0
    Dec 20, 2003
    Danville,...
    Sorry... it appears through more searching that I may have a bad HDD now...

    Any other theories would be interesting though.

    Yall have a good one.
     
  3. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    2,447
    13
    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
    Are you sure, I think you pulled the plug when it was in stand-by check the batteries and DVR switch (if you programmed it) in your remote. Then press the TiVo button.
     
  4. DukeDiablo

    DukeDiablo New Member

    3
    0
    Dec 20, 2003
    Danville,...
    Oh thanks... I'll give that a shot. I had already decided it was done for.

    I just figured since it went to a "stand-by" type mode prior to getting to the TiVo Welcome Screen, it was probably not a good sign.

    Thanks and I'll let you know.

    Have a great week.
     

Share This Page