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My Tivo hums loudly. I donít think itís a happy tune.

Old 11-13-03, 10:25 PM
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My Tivo hums loudly. I donít think itís a happy tune.

For about a week itís been humming. The sound is not unlike a vcr rewinding, or a loud CD drive.

Does this mean a) my warranty is good for 90 days and b) itís been over 90 days?
Old 11-13-03, 10:50 PM
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hard drive aint too happy.

mine started making clicking noises recently and i noticed artifacts today when i was watching but i think its the extra 60 gig i added
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As with all high-tech electronical gizmos, a good kick is probably all it needs.
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cold boot it: unplug from power for a minute, will not erase any settings, at least on the Sonys it doesn't
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I second that. If you've got a hummer, you may want to let it spin down, cool off, then restart. And as a bonus, you'll get to see the TiVo cartoon again!
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Destroy it.


Completely.





It is possessed by pure unadultured evil. If you fail, all of mankind is doomed.



I certainly wouldn't want THAT resting on my shoulders.
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Well, teach it the damn_words!
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Are you loving it enough? You know it requires a weekly hug to keep chugging along, don't you?
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Originally posted by huzefa
Are you loving it enough? You know it requires a weekly to keep chugging along, don't you?
Fixed
Old 11-14-03, 10:21 PM
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Well, Iíve always given it my love, since itís more dependable and forgets less than Ė umm, no I better not.

Unplugged, as suggested. Poured it a but I got a . I guess it wants a different brand or sumpin.

Plugged it in and it hummed just as loudly for a minute or so, then settled down to nice and quite.

No cartoon, though. Maybe that was an earlier software version?

Thanks for the help.
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"Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm."



Looks like I'm going to have to teach it the words.
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Originally posted by Wizdar
Plugged it in and it hummed just as loudly for a minute or so, then settled down to nice and quite.
Congrats! See, I/we told you it would work.
No cartoon, though. Maybe that was an earlier software version?
Hmmm, I thought all Tivo-branded units would play the Happy Tivo Guy cartoon after a reboot. You can force the cartoon by pressing the Tivo button on your remote and then zero.

Last thing, which unit do you have? Mine is a Sony SAT-T60 DirecTiVo unit.

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