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THD just died - all 4 leds on - options ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ps56k, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. ps56k

    ps56k New Member

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    Came home today to find the Tivo THD sitting there with all 4 leds glowing.

    Flipped the TV on, and it was ok - went to main menu - tried to change menus and it froze on the "waiting" -

    Unplugged... waited... plugged back in hoping for the best - yeah right :(
    I opened it up, nothing seems bad -

    The fan is running; really slow, and the Ethernet port leds are on, but the WD1600AVVS disk doesn't seem to be spinning correctly... I can put my ear to it and I hear a motor, but very soft... not sure what it normally sounds like.

    SO - OPTIONS -
    is it the disk, the power supply, the motherboard ?
    Will Tivo replace the unit ?
    or should I upgrade to a different Tivo unit ?
    or go to a larger unit ?

    At this point - of course we don't know if the disk is recoverable or not....

    Unit was received on 3/23/10 - as an RMA for another THD that only ran for a couple of months. So this one ran for 1yr & 7mons,
     
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    It sounds like a power supply issue. How close did you look at the power supply?

    It's possible one or more of the capacitors have gone bad. Look very close at the top of the capacitors. They should all be flat. If any of them have a slight bulge, they're bad.
    For comarison...
    [​IMG]
    Take a look at badcaps.net to learn more.
    http://www.badcaps.net/pages.php?vid=5
     
  3. ps56k

    ps56k New Member

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    I've had some leaky caps in an old receiver, never saw them bulging.... but will look.

    This may be a good time to just upgrade to a Premiere XL (the elite might be too much muscle as we only have a 3mb Internet connection)

    Then, with the new unit, we have to battle with Comcast to get the Cablecard re-paired... that's always so much fun...
     
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Huh? An Elite isn't going to use any more of your internet connection than any other Premiere. Cable isn't U-verse.
     
  5. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    So close,...
    If you decide to upgrade I have a premier for sale thats been upgraded with a 2TB drive. I took it out the box and verified it works ok and made sure the TSN is good with Tivo.

    Make me an offer if you want...
     
  6. ps56k

    ps56k New Member

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    I thought that all the streaming services were via the Internet and not via the cable.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    They are but what has that got to do with the Elite vs. the Premiere?
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 #8 of 10
    ELEVO

    ELEVO New Member

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    The Elite ? Which is the Tivo Premiere Elite ? I didn't know they had one.

    Sorry but it's been awhile since i owned a TIVO, Last Tivo i Owned was a SAT-T60 That Worked with Directv. I have had no Cable or Sat in my house for Almost 3 years, I was upset at all the prices going up and Taxes being paid to our Crooked Government for watching TV. So i have been Very Happy With OTA HD Antenna from Direct Antenna :)

    May get fios but only because my Son is willing to pay for it, But as fas as i am Concern OTA has about 50+ Channels here in NYC and lots of them in HD

    Geesh i wish we could all come together and Drop These Greedy Corporations, and just watch how they would drop the prices and Remove the Taxes, Simply because of Millons of Cancellations. Unity is Power :)
     
  9. Aug 6, 2013 #9 of 10
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    The original name of the 4-tuner, digital cable only TiVo. Now known as the XL4.
     
  10. ELEVO

    ELEVO New Member

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    Awesome that is what i thought,.

    Now knowing that it is almost around 4 year old Technology, I Think i will Enjoy this S3 that is Working Sweet with OTA HD Channels and Doing just fine, Till the S5 Comes along. Maybe and i have my fingers Crossed TIVO Will Make me a Nice offer and i will take a nice Bundle including Lifetime :eek:)
     

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