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Old 12-26-2005, 07:28 PM   #1 (Print)
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Power surge caused Tivo problems?

Had a power cut the early hours of Xmas day and only got round to watching taped shows today. My drive is much louder than normal and seems to be making a high pitch whine. Came back in to the tivo frozen, so had to pull the mains lead.

Re-started the recorder twice but still getting the following error.

Playback of live tv and recorded shows frequently stutters (video but sound stays silent. This happens more when you're watching a recorded show and the Tivo is also recording a live show.

I'm not sure if the drive is having a paddy and can't keep up or it's something else wrong with the unit, like CPU or memory...

Anyone any experiences or guesses to throw into the hat?

Much appreciated!


I'm running Tivoweb with a network card with extra memory and an upgraded drive.
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:02 AM   #2 (Print)
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Most likely the disk is dying.

Power supply damaged is a second, possibility.

Try looking in the kernel logs for disk errors (not always there even in failing disk)

If rewinding and replaying gives different stuttering then my money would bo on the disk.
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