Welcome screen, and then a quick reboot

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  1. spicolte

    spicolte New Member

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    My GXCEBOT began rebooting over and over today. The "welcome screen" pops up for a few seconds, then a weird flash of light, and the "welcome screen" shows up again. This continues ad naseum. Unplugging and waiting does nothing. The hard drive is an upgraded hard drive, so I don't suspect it.

    I'm assuming from what I have read, that this is a power supply problem. If so, where is the best place to purchase a new (or refurbished) one?

    I apologize if this has been answered before and I missed it. I searched, but didn't find an exact match to my problem.

    Thanks.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Did you have this problem before you upgraded the hard drive? A defective hard drive can cause this symptom, too.
     
  3. spicolte

    spicolte New Member

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    I appreciate your response, though I truly don't know your name. (but understand why some folks here choose to have anonymity). You have helped me immensely in the past, and I appreciate it again now.

    The drive was purchased from a member of this group: TIVO UPGRADE. It has worked well since it was installed. My only complaint was that when selecting a show to record, it took forever for the TIVO to complete the task. I had the same experience on a SAT-T60 which had an upgraded drive also from this vendor. I inquired of him as to the cause, but was given an explanation a bit over my head. In short, the hard drive had nothing to do with it, but something with the Cache Card. He advised me I could upgrade it, but didn't want to sink anymore $$ into the box, and since I truly didn't know what it was he was describing, I decided it was best to err on the side of caution and not purchase anything.

    I purchased a working pull power supply, and it is due to arrive this week. If that doesn't fix the problem, I will post back here, as by then I will truly be scratching my head.

    BTW: what is the life of an upgraded HD? I assume this drive should last much longer than my original drive. Is that a safe assumption?
     
  4. spicolte

    spicolte New Member

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    Power supply arrived today, Tivo booted up without incident.

    I also wanted to correct my last post. The company was DVR Upgrade.

    And I truly didn't answer your previous question: No I did not have this problem prior to upgrading the hard drive. I did have it happen shortly *after* upgrading the hard drive, but it was merely poor timing on the part of my power supply as it died.

    Tivo back up and working. (I hope it lasts!!)
     

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