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Humax Tivo Stuck on the welcome screen

I have a Humax Tivo DVR w DVD it is stuck on the welcome screen for Tivo. Ive had it for two years with no problems. Ive tried disconnecting and the unit to restart but no joy.
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  • donna_franci Mar 02, 2009

    i've had mine for about 3 years..with the same problem..its just stuck on the welcome screen..so far no solution..humax is telling me i have a defective unit..and for $379 they will send me a refurbished unit..i dont think so..i can get a new unit for that much..

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I just had the same problem with mine and found another post that at least fixed mine.

I had a DVD in the unit as it was restarting. I took a flathead screwdriver and opened up the DVD slot by inserting at the top right corner and opening the door. On the inside, at the bottom right, is a button that ejects the DVD player (the eject button on the outside won't work while it's booting up). I ejected the DVD that was in it, unplugged the unit for 30 seconds, and then it rebooted just fine.

Hope it works out for you too...

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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