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Power supply swap / put 540 ps in a 240

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by scandia101, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The power supply in my 240 up and died on me last night. I've been searching for a cheap replacement and I did find some on ebay. However, there are power supplies for several models currently listed, but the prices vary a lot. One listing states that the ps will work in the 240 and 540 models as well as a few other models. That one would cost me about $45. There's another listing for a ps for a 540 that would cost me $21, but I may be able to get my hands on a 540 power supply for free. So the question is - Can I use a power supply from a 540 to replace the bad one in my 240?
     
  2. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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  3. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    I've tried something similar, with unsuccessful results. I tried to use a DirecTV R10 power supply in a DirecTV Series2. A DTV R10 is the DTV version of the 540 hardware, while the DTV Series2's are the equivalent to the 140/240's.

    When I tried it, it did not work, but the test failed without damaging anything...it was a simple "nothing happened" failure.
     
  4. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I have a power supply for the 240 send me a PM
     
  5. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    A ps from a 540 works just fine in a 240.
     
  6. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Good to know. I have a 240 w/o a psu, and 540 with. Might just try that myself.
     
  7. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    I'll second that. I have a 240 that ran a 540 supply for the longest time. I traded it for an as-is supply and cash, which I repaired and have been using for some time.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2008 #8 of 12
    greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Just wanted to say worked for me as well. Finally, got around to putting my 540 psu in my 240. Worked fine. :up:
     
  9. rainbow

    rainbow Member

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    new question-old thread...series 2 540/240 hd swap

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    Thought I would add my question here instead of starting a new thread. I think I know the answer, but here goes -

    I have a lifetimed series 2 240. I also have an unused (no svc subscrp)series 2 540. Would the harddrive from the 540 work if I put it into the 240, which needs a new harddrive, without having to go thru the trouble of changing the 540's image to a 240 image?
     
  10. lafos

    lafos Active Member

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    I don't think so. The hardware in the 240 is much different than the 540. You can use the drive, but need an image. InstantCake can be an option.

    If you want to avoid the hassle of the software, you can buy a replacement drive with the correct image from weakness (see link near top of this thread).
     
  11. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Definitely cannot use the image from a 540 in a 240. The drive, yes, if reimaged.
     
  12. rainbow

    rainbow Member

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    Thanks for the responses. :up:

    I can re-do the image so guess that it what I will do. :)
     

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