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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, Apr 13, 2013.
Great. You're welcome. Sometimes, the easiest solutions are the best.
Unfortunately, replacing the HDD did not stop the random rebooting issue, although it now reboots less often than before the HDD swap.
Have the series 4 Tivo's had power supply issues? The caps do not seem to be bad looking at them visually.
Here is a close-up image of the PS:
Would you suggest replacing the PS as the next step? If so, is Weaknees a good source?
(Premiere Elite XL4 TCD 758250 / 2TB HDD)
I think you're on the right track, but of course it's difficult to know for sure.
Is the fan spinning? If you spin it by hand, does it spin freely for a few seconds? If not, it may need replacing because a slow dying fan will allow the supply to heat up.
I would reseat all the connectors from the power supply a couple of times - things tend to corrode over time - and see if the reboots stop.
Weaknees seems to enjoy a decent reputation if you want to replace the power supply. There are less expensive ones available on ebay from time to time, but you never know if you're buying someone else's problems.
I've never heard of a Series 4 power supply failing, but I guess nothing's impossible.
Would consider running a KS 58. Chances are that the bad drive induced some corrupt info that transferred to the new drive with the copy process. Depending on what is corrupted, a KS 58 is probably as close we can come to fixing it.
On another note, if you have another 2TB drive, you could place a fresh copy of a Premiere OS on that drive with DvrBARS and run it in your TiVo for a while. If there are no random rebooting, it is less likely to be a power supply issue.
I tried the KS 58, or at least I think I did. It didn't take much longer than a normal Tivo boot, and during the startup it said "installing update". Is this normal for KS 58, or does it go to a special screen for the HDD diagnostics?
That is normal. KS 54 does the hard drive test which I do not recommend running. The manufacturer diagnostic does a much better job.
No luck with KS 58. Tried a brand new drive with fresh OS, no go. Still have the random reboot problem, 1-2x per day.
I guess the next step would be to replace the power supply? If that doesn't solve the issue I assume it's something with the MB, in which it looks like I will have to sell it for parts.