I opened a support ticket this morning but I wanted to reach out to the community to see if you had any ideas. I purchased the 4 tuner Tablo from Amazon last week it worked well until this morning. I’ve read through dozens of threads here and I think I might have a defective Tablo as I get a solid blue light up front no matter what I do including unplugging and plugging back in and trying the hard reset. The light turns off when I remove power but stays solid blue from the moment it is plugged back in. Also, I’ve swapped ethernet cables, tested the ethernet cables, I’ve swapped switch ports and still no luck. I’ve also rebooted the switch and router to no avail. Both amber and green lights blink for a few seconds when plugged in then I get a rapid green flashing only with no amber light. I can’t even get a Tablo_XXXX when the ethernet is unplugged to try a wifi setup.
Any other ideas? I tried calling support but the only option was to leave a message so I figured the ticket that I opened this morning will have to do.
I powered off the Tablo and disconnected the ethernet cable. I waited a few minutes and plugged just the power back in (no ethernet). Stared at it for 5 minutes and the blue light just stayed solid. I tried a couple different devices and never got a wifi signal from Tablo.
Unless your using the wrong power adapter with your Tablo, I would return it as defective.
Did it stop working properly after you moved it to another room maybe, or was it in the same place the whole time?
I had a solid blue light on my Tablo and could not connect to it. After researching and reading through the forums it was suggested that I had a bad power supply. The theory being that the power supply was not supplying enough power so that the Tablo could not fully boot up hence the solid blue light. My Tablo being out of warranty I thought I’d try purchasing a $15 power supply. As soon as I got the new power supply I connected it to my Tablo and its been working great since.
Mine did the same thing a couple of weeks ago and I replaced the PS and it has worked fine. I think the old supply only had enough power to light the blue light and would not carry the load of the electronics in the Tablo. I also noted that the HD light was intermittent. We know the load inside the box is significant due to the heat of the unit. Just my guesses on the problem.
In response to Radojevic: Did power cycling the Tablo not bring it back to life with the original power adapter?
No it did not. I tried it several times. I even left it unplugged for a few hours before plugging it in again. I disconnected the power supply from the outlet and tried a different outlet. I tried powering it up without a hard drive connected. Nothing worked until I replaced the power supply. I still have the power supply and can try plugging it in if you’re curious.
This is the one I bought from Amazon. It is a much better PS than the cheap one that comes with Tablo. It also has a usb port that I use for the laptop fan under the unit. The only bad thing is none of the connectors that came with it do not fit the Tablo. So I just cut the old one off and put it on the new PS. (only takes 10-15 mins) Been working fine for a month now.
Kensington K38047US Mobile Power Adapter with USB Port for Netbooks