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tivo clicking and buzzing

The Tivo box started making these noises a few weeks ago and they are slowly getting more frequent. First it clicks, then it buzzes, usually about five times in a row, then silent for a while. What to do?

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Hi Charlest44,

The Tivo Boxes have an internal hard drive which do eventually fail and the clicking noise you are hearing is the spindle failing to "seek" a sgment of the drive so it repeatedly tries, the "buzzing" i would imagine is perhaps the drive platter spinning up to retry the seek.

The boxes are owned by virgin and we only rent them from Virgin so call them up and ask for a replacement box.

Hope this helps.


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Re: tivo clicking and buzzing

Hi Charlest44,

The Tivo Boxes have an internal hard drive which do eventually fail and the clicking noise you are hearing is the spindle failing to "seek" a sgment of the drive so it repeatedly tries, the "buzzing" i would imagine is perhaps the drive platter spinning up to retry the seek.

The boxes are owned by virgin and we only rent them from Virgin so call them up and ask for a replacement box.

Hope this helps.