TivoHD Powers Up, then nothing.

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  1. denemy

    denemy New Member

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    My TivoHD will show the Powering Up screen when turned on, then after that the TV will lose any signal from the Tivo.
    The green light is on at the front, as well as the format light. I have not set this up at all yet. I got it as a gift a few months ago, but only just got the internet to be able to use it.
    From what I've read on the forum, I'm guessing it's a Hard Drive failure? Can anyone confirm this for me?
     
  2. tiassa

    tiassa Me --Avatar

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    Maybe not. It may be that the Tivo format is one that your TV can't understand. Try pushing the format button to cycle through the output formats and see if that works. IIRC the "powering up" screen is in a format that any TV can see, but the "Almost There" screen is displayed using the format selected by the format button.
     
  3. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    A good thing to check, and easy to try, but unless you've just changed something (TiVo setting or TV unit, or TV setting), that probably isn't the problem.

    How old is the HDD?
     
  4. tiassa

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    The OP said he "hadn't set this up at all", so I'm assuming that it is brand new.
     
  5. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Sorry, I missed that! Hope it's still within the 90 day initial warranty.

    Other ideas:
    1. Try a different TV.
    2. If using HDMI, try component cables.
     

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