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tivo broke and lit up like a christmas tree

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jasonandjennifer, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. jasonandjennifer

    jasonandjennifer New Member

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    me too :) i was still in all caps and that always comes off as yelling, lol. thanks for all the good advice. ill let you guys know when it gets in and how i fare. anyone think im crazy for spending $100 on a tivo just to rebuild my lifetime or does everyone see where im coming from?
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    It's a bit on the high side, I'd have tried to get one for $75 or under, but if you got a set of good parts for that price, not too bad.

    You've got a replacement drive, a replacement power supply, a replacement front panel and OLED display, and, as a last resort, someone who knows what they're doing with surface mount devices can move the crypto chip to that other motherboard, which is a way to save the lifetime sub.
     
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Or use bold lettering instead of caps when you want to emphasize something. ;)

    Crazy? Nope. It's a lot cheaper than buying individual components as the parts are interchangeable. I would do the same thing just to keep the lifetime sub active.

    However, I would only consider it a temporary fix. How long can you expect a "used" part to last? It's a crapshoot. Especially now that we know that S3 power supplies are starting to suffer from capacitor plague.
     
  4. jasonandjennifer

    jasonandjennifer New Member

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    ok, so heres the deal. FIXED IT. no wait. fixed it! lol. its running and all that but if i try to go into my "now playing list" it just farts and says "A hardware problem has been detected which needs your attention. Until this problem is fixed, you will not be able to record programs or watch recordings. You will need to restart the Tivo digital media recorder now." ive reset it twice to no avail. what is my next step after an error 51?
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Did you put the "new" power supply in the original unit and see what happened with only that one variable changed?

    'Cause it sounds like you put the other hard drive in.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Oh, yeah, if you put a drive from the same model TiVo into a TiVo, the difference in the TiVo Service Number is going to make it complain.

    And it's not going to let you into the Now Playing list, because all of those recordings weren't made on that motherboard.

    The menu choice for which you are looking is either clear and delete everything or repeat Guided Setup.

    But before you do that, try the hard drive that came with "your" TiVo in "your" TiVo with the power supply that came with the "new" TiVo.

    Then tell me what happened before you swap any more parts around.
     
  7. jasonandjennifer

    jasonandjennifer New Member

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    done. i did a clear and delete everything under "settings". everything i read online said that would fix it. thanks a million for everybodys help!
     

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