Possibly the power supply, blown capacitors, etc.
That buzzing sound could be a good power supply dealing with an overload.I think my TiVo HD just died. I plug it in, the lights flash for a brief second and then they go out. I also hear a low buzzing sound. Any ideas?
Then it's either the power supply or the motherboardRemoving the hard drive did nothing
If you have an internal and external drive, every recording made after you added the external has been split between the two drives, as in part of the recording on one drive and another part of it on the other drive.I may be in the same boat, but I have another question. IF the internal hard drive is failing and I have an external drive also connected are the recordings speed across both of them? Is there anyway to view/remove the recordings from the bad drive?
Take another look at the power supply. edit: this next sentence needs, and receives, ammendment below If any of the big caps are CapXon brand, replace them no matter what they look like. If they aren't that brand, check near the one you replaced for another one with even a hint of a not perfectly flat top or even the least bit of the plug on the bottom giving way.Okay, I have performed the kickstart 54 and both drives passed all tests. (internal & external) I checked the power supply and did replace one cap that was buldging but had not popped.
I am still getting freezes, pixelations and slow response to remote commands. Is it time to hang it up? Should I try getting a replacement drive? I just don't want to try money away.
TVs, TiVos, computer motherboards since at least the days of the Pentium II-running BX chipset, computer monitors, and pretty much anything else that's mass produced and has electrolytic capacitors in it.I'll do it, I see this problem all the time with TV power supplies just never knew Tivo has similar problems. Thanks
Suggest you start a separate thread on "Can I combine internal and external to bigger internal drive, saving shows?"Okay, changed out all the CapXon caps. Last night looked okay watching live and some previously recorded shows. Tonight I go to watch a show recorded last night and noticed that it had only recorded about 41mins of an hour show which meant it may have restarted itself. I started watching it and sure enough I had the pixelation and freezes again.
So do I try a hard drive next or thank it for its years of service and upgrade?
Now that you changed out the caps the power supply should last as long as that new drive.Just wanted to post a follow up. Appears the hard drive was the problem. Ordered a new hard drive from DVR Dude and everything seems to be working okay now. Got rid of the external drive and went with the 2tb drive, over 300 hours of HD recordings.
Thanks for all the help.