Tivo won't eject

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by bdesim, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. bdesim

    bdesim New Member

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    Our tivo was working fine until it just said "Powering up" while we were watching a DVD on it. Then we tried to open the DVD compartment and it wouldn't open. We had to pry it open with pliers and get the DVD out. Now it just keeps saying "Powering Up" and won't do anything. Any suggestions??
     
  2. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    Hit it with a hammer and finish it off?

    Pliers? Seriously...
     
  3. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Is it a Pioneer, Toshiba or Humax TiVo?

    Check out the TiVo DVD Units forum for more help with the DVD TiVos.

    There is a way to manually eject a DVD from a Pioneer. You need a straightened paper clip to insert into the "secret" hole on the faceplate. This will eject the tray so you can remove the DVD.

    Good luck,
    robomeister
     
  4. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    Really helpful as usual. :thumbsdown:
     
  5. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

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    Once the DVD unit becomes inoperable the TiVo will not boot unless the DVD unit is either replaced or totally disconnected from the unit. In either case it involves opening up the unit and some disassembly.
     

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