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TiVo Has Lights Flashing on the Front


Your TiVo: Symptoms you may be experiencing

When you plug in your TiVo, you see one or more lights flashing on the front, but have no picture on your TV. This problem typically occurs when you first plug the unit in.

Fix my TiVo! - Solutions

This problem typically occurs in specific TiVo models, and means different things depending on the model.

TiVo Model Symptoms Likely Problem Likely Solution

TiVoHD Series3
TCD652160
TCD658000

Flashing green light Faulty components on the motherboard Motherboard repair. Refer to this page for more details.
TiVo Premiere Series4
TCD746320
TCD746500
TCD748000
TCD750500
TCD758250

All lights flashing Bad hard drive Replacement hard drive kit or TiVo Repair Service

TiVo Roamio Series5
TCD846500
TCD846510
TCD846000
TCD848000
TCD840300

All lights flashing Bad hard drive likely, but motherboard is also a possibility. Replacement hard drive kit or TiVo Repair Service. If a drive does not resolve the problem, then the unit may not be fixable.

TiVo Bolt Series6
TCD849500
TCD849000
TCD849300
TCD849500V
TCD849000V
TCD849300V

All lights flashing Bad hard drive likely, but motherboard is also a possibility. Replacement hard drive kit or TiVo Repair Service. If a drive does not resolve the problem, then the unit may not be fixable.

 

More Information about this problem

In the case of the TiVoHD Series3, a flashing green light always indicates a motherboard problem. In later model units (Series4 and above), flashing lights typically indicate a drive problem, but depending on the interval of the flashing, it could be a motherboard. This can be difficult to self-diagnose, so the best bet may be a drive kit, to see if that resolves the issue.

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