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Tivo my tivo keeps stoping and going on recorded programs

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  • terro12 Dec 18, 2007

    please help me

  • terro12 Dec 19, 2007

    I am having the same problem and we erased everything and it is still doing it even stops and goes when we are watching live TV!!! Now what??????

  • terro12 Dec 20, 2007

    Where do you purchase a kit and is it easy for someone who never replaced one before?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    My TiVo no longer getting programing update thru the phone line and the phone jack is working



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It's most likely your hard drive. It can be replaced by doing it yourself or by using a pre-configured kit that you just put in and reprogram your settings and season passes. You will LOSE EVERYTHING on your drive, and if you are having trouble with your drive, there is no way to salvage any recordings off of it.

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  • Steve Vance Dec 19, 2007

    No matter if you are watching live or recorded programs, it all goes through the hard drive, replacing the hard drive should fix it.

  • Steve Vance Dec 20, 2007

    Just google tivo upgrade kits and you'll get a list of who sells upgrades. yes, they are very easy to install.



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