Hi, I've owned my "Tivo Series 2" since 2002 with no problems. A couple days ago, the video froze (on a TV program I had recorded) and I had to reboot (unplugged & plugged back in).
Unfortunately, after the reboot, the screen was frozen on the menu screen & the remote control was not responsive. Then after about 30 seconds, the system crashes and reboots on it's own. It goes through the basic reboot on it's own: "Welcome Powering On"..."Almost There"..Tivo Logo & Jingle..but then the menu screen freezes again..and system crashes again (continually).
WHAT TO DO? I've ordered a new "Tivo Premiere" but really need to get the "Tivo Series 2" working in the next couple days to record the royal wedding!
Can anyone advise HOW TO KICKSTART maybe? (Which code to use? "Pause 57"? "Pause 54?") I'd appreciate any help. Thanks. P.S. I have lifetime service and have been using a phone line.