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Any way to simulate a dialin to tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by stebu, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. stebu

    stebu New Member

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    I have a dead tivo with lifetime service. I am about to get a XL4, and if I have a working lifetime service tivo tied to my account, the lifetime service would be $400 instead of $500 for me. Is there any way to simulate a dialin to tivo so they see my dead tivo as active?
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    No. It has to phone in itself to prove it is active. Since your product's life is indeed over, so is its service.
     
  3. bshrock

    bshrock New Member

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    which model and does the Dead TiVo boot at all?
     
  4. stebu

    stebu New Member

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    It is a TCD 140060 (old Series2), and when it boots, there is no video out at all and all the front LCDs are lit. The hard drives do spin up, but I don't think it is booting properly... i do not hear any drive access noises. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to start it up with a phone line attached and see what happens.
     
  5. bshrock

    bshrock New Member

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    All LEDs on most likely is a problem with the power supply.
     

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