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Philips DSR6000 TiVo unit problems


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Jeremy K

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Posted November 07 2004 - 05:32 AM

I have a Philips DSR6000 TiVo DTV Receiver that I have had for a couple years. A few months ago I got a new 5 room DTV system and couldn't use the TiVo with the access cards I got, so I haven't used it in probably 5 months, but I never had problems with it. I had left it inside, stored on a shelf, it never got banged around, or got wet, or humid or anything like that. I finally got a new access card from DTV and hooked up this TiVo receiver on Thurday of this past week. It worked fine Thursday night, I really didn't watch anything, but it went through the startup, found signal and all that, and I had TV on it. Then Friday, I try to turn it on, and it won't turn on at all, I can hear it running if I put my ear up to it, but the green light doesn't come on on the front of the unit, and I get no sound or picture. I unplugged it for about 3 hours, plugged it back in and got the same thing. Sometime Friday night though, the green light turns on, and on the TV I get lines flashing across every once in a while, and sometimes I will get a yellow then green screen flash across real quick. Then I unplugged it Saturday, and just plugged it in today after almost 24 hrs, and it is stuck on the "Welcome. Powering up..." screen, and it still does the strange thing with the screen every couple minuted or less, lines across it, or the yellow and green screen flashing real quick.

Sorry for the long post, but wanted to get everything in that I could. Any ideas on what the problem is? Is the unit just shot? Could this be the Hard Drive in it? What about firmware upgrades? I am lost, so any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Jeremy K

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Posted November 08 2004 - 03:01 PM

I hate replying to my own threads, but by getting no replies, I am thinking I just need a new receiver? Is that where I am at, or does anyone know anything at all about this, or where to go to get help? Thanks, and sorry for bringing this up again.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   StephenHa

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Posted November 08 2004 - 05:10 PM

I have seen that with some entry level receivers when the access card shorted out, it usually killed the receiver

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Bruce N

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Posted November 09 2004 - 01:26 AM

Jeremy, I would recommend reading or posting on the Tivo Community Forum. Lots of Tivo knowledge there.

Bruce
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