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My unit will not power up

I have a sd-h400, I've had this unit for a year and i wanted to turn it back on and it is not working

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    i will try this and keep you posted

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If video fails after the TIVO loading screen, hit the Progressive button on the remote.  Occasionally, the TIVO gets changed to progressive and some TV's cant support it; so, it looks like it boots and dies... but, really your TV just cant read the signal.

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Please please if the fuse is blown out if it is please replace it and if not check the power chord or the main power unit is failed on your system .............

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SD-H400


Same thing happened to mine a couple of years ago. Had to get a new hard drive... works like a champ after a new drive. Got a lot larger one from weeknees.com Great price and installed in no time.

May 21, 2010 | Toshiba SD-H400

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Powering up


Leave the box unplugged from the wall for an hour then try to power up again.
If it doesn't please post back.

Good luck

Jun 01, 2009 | Toshiba SD-H400

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Can I use my Toshiba SD-H400 without dial-up?


that is possible you can use a broadband cable or wireless, with a small network

Mar 26, 2009 | Toshiba SD-H400

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All i get is the welcome screen and no light by the standby button. it has power


If normal operation has the welcome screen dissapear after a few seconds followed by working properly, it appears the internal software is corrupt or buggy.  Try a power drain:
1. Unplug the product's power cable so the device is not grounded to the house. 2. Press and HOLD the product's own power button for 1 minute to drain the capacitors. 3. Plug the product back into a wall outlet and try to turn it on.
Note: This procedure works with battery operated devices as well so remove the batteries and hold down it's power button.  Electricity can remain in capacitors and on circuit boards enough to prevent normal functionality. By clearing the residue electricity, your product will have a fresh start and many times this will resolve a buggy or non-responsive device that appears to be dead.
If this doesn't resolve it, the Toshiba will require service for defective software.

Mar 26, 2009 | Toshiba SD-H400

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Powering up


If these are original hard drives, they are probably corrupt or have gone bad.

You can order a replacement (upgrade) drive or just software and make your own from:

http://www.dvrupgrade.com/dvr/stores/1/

Aug 10, 2008 | Toshiba SD-H400

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TOSHIBA SD-h400 USER MANUAL


http://akamaipix.crutchfield.com/Manuals/052/052SDH400.PDF


Aug 03, 2008 | Toshiba SD-H400

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Toshiba SD -H400


It sucks that you can't dial in anymore, but if you have broadband internet there is an easy solution. You can buy for about $20 on Newegg a LiInksys USB200M USB ethernet adapter that allows your Tivo to connect to the Tivo service using your broadband internet. If you modem is in fact dead, this may be the only chance you have at getting Tivo to connect again. I have 2 SD-H400 and I don't (and have never) use the telephone line. I use the broadband connection only and have never had a problem.

Even if you don't have broadband you can get this to work with the USB200M and dial up too. You'll have to connect to your dial up provider using your PC, then set your PC up to use Windows built in "Internet Connection Sharing". You then connect your Tivo to you PC using an ethernet cable. If the cable goes directly from the Tivo to the PC, you'll need a crosswired or crossover ethernet cable. If you have a network switch or network hub in between, you can use a regular network cable. Use your Tivo menus to "Connect to the Tivo Service Now" and it should connect and get any Guide or Software Updates that are available. Keep in mind this will be painfully slow as dial up internet is much slower than broadband.

This problem could also be caused by a recent switch in telephone connection. If you are now using a Voice Over IP (VOIP) telephone, I don't think Tivo will connect with that type of phone line. You're only option then will be the USB200M and some type of network connection to the internet.

Jul 11, 2008 | Toshiba SD-H400

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SD-H400


It looks like Toshiba discontinued support on it several years ago. It might work on a cable tv system but without firmware upgrades it won't recognize any channels past 600. You would think they could have made some software to fix it since Tivo is software dependent running on a Linux operating system. You may want to contact Tivo to see if they support it and have a firmware upgrade for it. At least they can send one over the phone lines to your Tivo or through the internet if your wireless.

Jul 07, 2008 | Toshiba SD-H400

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Video failure...


Check the interlace/progressive switch on the back.

Sep 21, 2007 | Toshiba SD-H400

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