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Noisy Tivo

I have a Tivo box which is in our bedroom but I can't use it as the Hard drive noise keeps me awake. Even in stand by, all night it spins up every 5 minutes and whirs. It's driving me up the wall!!. Any ideas about what I can do before I go mad? Why does it do that even in Standby?

Could someone from Virgin respond? I've been on hold for half an hour so far....

 

Thanks!

Jim

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The drive will spin-up for planned recordings & EPG updates.

If it's doing so more than that, I'd want to check the power-save options next.

A TiVo let's you choose between 2 & 4 hour inactivity power-down.

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Hi...

I'm switching it off with the remote but it still chunters all night. I've wasted an hour this morning on a chat with a bot, Kinda hoping someone from Virgin will get in touch! 

I'll double check your suggestions though!

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Good afternoon @Domestos

 

Welcome back to the forums and thank you for taking the time to post.

 

How did you get on with the suggestions from Japitts?

 

Kind regards,

Zak_M

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I religiously followed the advice. No difference. 

I spent almost an hour on the phone to a Virgin rep and followed his advice too which he seemed to read off a script. No difference. He promised to arrange a call back within 24 hours but no-one has. He did sell me a new 18 month contract though which I suspect was all he was interested in.

I still want to talk to someone from Virgin who can solve the problem.

Thanks.

Jim Harris

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If you want to talk to someone, you will need to call - the forum team are online-only.

They may be able to resolve the issue if you hang around here, but I very much hope doubt they'll be making an outbound call.

Out of interest, if you have VM broadband, did you get a box-swap to a V6 as part of your new contract? It runs the same software as your TiVo but on far superior hardware.

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By talk to someone I meant by any means... Online is fine. 

I was under the impression that a V6 box cost extra money...

 

Jim

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@Domestos wrote:

I was under the impression that a V6 box cost extra money...


When you were negotiating your new bundle, did you ask about a box-swap?

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Hi @Domestos,

I am very sorry to hear about this. Are you continuing to have these issues with your TiVo box since your last post?

Thanks,
 



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Yes I am.... 

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