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Welcome. powering up" screen freezes

Hi - my power went off yesterday, and now when i try to reboot and/or turn on my tivo, i just get either the 'welcome, powering up' screen or the 'almost there...just a few more seconds screen.' I let it power up for 20 hours to no avail. I unplugged it to no avail. Anything else I can try? Note that I have NOT dialed in for years (literally). Thanks!

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Re: welcome. powering up" screen freezes

Well it sounds like the tivo is trying to re aquire the information needed or it was damaged during the power outage.If you can get into the menu settings make sure that you are getting a satellite signal on both tuners or both cables coming from the satellite.If you have the same tivo thats in the picture then you can go to directv central "the blue button at the top of the remote" then once you get there go to "read new messages and setup,then settings then satellite signal.once you go to the signal testing screen make sure you have a signal on both of the signal meter bars.If you dont one of the cables may have been damged.another way to test to see if the cables are ok is to take another receiver from another room and see if if will work on BOTH the cables that plugged into the tivo.If you discover that one or both cables are not working you can go to a website called and there is a section that will explain how to fix the cable/If you are unable to get to the setup screen then something internal may be wrong with the tivo.You will have to call Directv and have the tivo replaced with the new DVR,not tivo anymore.Or you can replace it yourself.Once again the website i mentioned will help ALOT.GOOD LUCK rate me fixya if this helps.OH yeah not dialing out will not cause any problems.Mine is the same way and it will just prompt you to make a phone call.

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Re: welcome. powering up" screen freezes

Most likely, it's your hard drive if it's doing the reboot loop. It COULD be the power supply failing, but 99% of the time, it's hard drive related. Replace the hard drive and all should be okay.

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