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No green LED, but fan works.

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by erik401, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. erik401

    erik401 New Member

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    We had a power failure this morning, and when I came home from work I found a dead TiVo.

    I'm guessing that it's a hard drive problem (at least partially), but the situation's different than in the troubleshooting guide.

    Has anyone had a similar situation? Is it possible to revive my TiVo! with a new hard disk?

    Any help is appreciated!

    Erik

    Details:

    TiVo! Series 2 TCD24008A
    Lifetime Service
    No LEDs light up
    Fan works
    No HD noise (it's too quiet)
    Does not power usb wifi adapter
    No video (no welcome screen or anything -- the scariest issue)

    When plugged in to S-Video, there's a horizontal white bar that just keeps coming down a black screen, but I think that's probably just an issue with the line being connected with no signal.
     
  2. erik401

    erik401 New Member

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    I tried disconnecting the hard drive, but nothing changed (and the drive does not spin up, besides a few clicks).

    Erik
     
  3. erik401

    erik401 New Member

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    Tried again and the drive does spin up now (without the IDE cable).

    Erik
     
  4. ksmith

    ksmith Keith

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    I had the same problems with a Series 2 240004A it turned out it was a capacitor in the Power supply underneath the heat shield,it was the 2200 uf 10 volt capacitor.If the top of it is bulging it is no good,since I replaced it no more problems it cost 3-4 dollars.Hope this helps.Keith
     
  5. erik401

    erik401 New Member

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    The top of the capacitor is just barely bulging. I didn't notice it when I first checked everything out. I think I might even have a 2200uF capacitor somewhere. Hopefully this is the only problem!

    Thanks,
    Erik
     
  6. erik401

    erik401 New Member

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    Thanks Keith! Replacing the cap worked perfectly.

    Erik
     
  7. ksmith

    ksmith Keith

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    Erik,Glad to hear that it's working I found the solution here in Forum back when mine died I think the guy was Commador who posted about the bad capacitors on the power supply.Thanks,Keith
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Get a UPS. An Uninterruptible Power Supply should be required for a TiVo.
     

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