Hi guys, have been noticing the occasional stutter from the hard disk, and at the same time the picture and sound go wafety, so i thought i'd try a reboot but no joy! On powering up the tivo i get a black screen with the receiving light on!!!! Help!!! lol
yeah, i have! first thing i did! gave the fan a clean out as well and tried TiVo Kickstart but nothing! I'll be buying a new 250gb pro configured hard disk shortly but dont get paid till friday so i can't afford one until then! That's a whole week without my TiVo!!!!!
Its not functioning! It won't even allow me to run kickstart on it! I powered it up with the case off and you cant even hear the drive spin up anymore! I am still grateful though, as by the time i noticed TiVo and learned what one was they had stopped making them, but i was lucky enough to get a brand new, sealed one with the single Quantum Fireball 40gb drive instead of the 2 drives in, plus the fact that it has worked flawlessly for what must be 5 or 6 years now! When i get my new drive installed i presume i have to rerun guided setup?
I have a similar situation with my TiVO. I bought my Sony TiVO in 12/2001 SVR 2000. It had been working without any problem until a few weeks ago when the screen froze and was not responding to any signal from the remote control. I turned the power off and tried to reboot. Unfortunately, it did not retoot itself and the hard disk made a strange noise when I tried to reboot. I think the hard disk failed. I guess I should feel lucky that it lasted this long. A Sony Customer Service representative told me that I had to ship it back to somewhere in Penn to get it repaired and the approximate cost of out-of-warranty repair will be about $160. The only benefit for repairing it even for $160 would be that I could get to keep the life-time service feature, i.e., no monthly fee. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I should do? We still have an analog. old-fashion CRT TV at home and do not need a fancy HD TiVO. I was thinking of buying the least expensive new TiVO, which I found on the web for $150 which includes one year free service. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what would be my best course of action? Does anyone know a shop in the SF Bay Area (where I live) who can fix my TiVO?
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