Tivo wont power up? UNPLUG SLIDE REMOTE!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by leiff, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. leiff

    leiff Active Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    SF Bay area


    Sometimes with my S3 Tivo, my downloaded web videos that I subscribe to from revision will not play. I just get a black screen. I have learned to unplug and replug my Tivo back in to fix this. After unplugging myTivo was getting past powering up screen but would freeze on wait a few minutes message. I was pulling my hair out and unplugging my Tivo many times until I realized the slide remote being plugged in wont allow tivo to boot. Unplugged slide remote and then tivo would boot. I guess tivo knows about this but just can't fix it? This seems like a pretty big deal and I imagine have frustrated allot of people before they realized what the problem was or simply thought their tivo was dead. Now I have to live in fear if system reboots while I'm away I'll miss all my recordings.
  2. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    How old is your S3? Your hard drive might be going bad.

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