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Lifetime Tivos with SquareTrade...

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by siratfus, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. siratfus

    siratfus New Member

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    If your tivo breaks down, and they replace it for you.. Will TIVO allow the lifetime to continue on the replacement unit?
     
  2. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

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    Who is 'They'?
    The 'lifetime' is on the motherboard, so if the power supply or hard drive is replaced, you will still have lifetime
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Technically the lifetime is on the TiVo Service Number (which nowadays is pretty well locked down to the motherboard) but I suspect that SquareTrade thing only amounts to replacememnt rather than repair, because there really aren't authorized TiVo Service Centers where they have service manuals and schematics and replacement parts.
     
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    The way it usually works is that they'll let you get it repaired and reimburse you or buy a new one and then give you full credit for the old one (that includes Lifetime) when you return it to them. Squaretrade doesn't actually repair anything in most cases.
     

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