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TiVo Mini with loose power plug

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by innocentfreak, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I've had no issues with my two launch TiVo Minis. The power cord is snug on both. So they must have changed suppliers or something later on to cause this issue. I can move my units around and the power cord will not accidentally come out. I would certainly be ticked off if it did though.

    I moved one around recently to make room for an XBOne. I moved it back and forth and the power cord was still connected. Although I did need to eventually disconnect it to move it to a different shelf. But the entire time moving it around and even having it hang vertically, it stayed powered up.
     
  2. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I have the power plug issue of it looking like it may come out but I and my home cleaner have moved the Mini many times, never had a re-boot, just checked and the unit been up for 15 days now. (the MoCA interface gives one the up time)
     
  3. Headford

    Headford New Member

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    Just received new Mini directly from TiVo. Power plug doesn't go all the way in (kept pressing thinking I was doing something wrong in only being able to press the plug halfway in) and the fit is not "snug" as you would expect with a power plug. It is loose and jiggly to the touch. Works though (for now) -- go figure.
     
  4. mjcxp

    mjcxp Member

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    Yep I received two minis and both power plugs are extremely loose. The plastic on one of the minis is also loose. The top and bottom feel loose and wiggle when you press on the top. I tried to find screws to tighten the top and bottom but it appears the unit is sealed.
     
  5. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    I'd bet the screws are under the rubber feet. My Sling solo was designed that way.
     
  6. Philmatic

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    Both of my TiVo Mini's exhibit this behavior, at first I thought it had gotten lose due to my constant moving of the Mini between my Office and Bedroom, but the brand new unopened Mini had the same exact issue.
     
  7. ohmark

    ohmark Member

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    Solve the problem?? Anybody else complain to Tivo? What did Tivo do about problem, if anything? My new Mini also has non-snug fitting power plug.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Hmm. My two launch Minis are fine. But even the one they gave me for free a few months ago has a snug fitting power cord. I only know that I can move the minis around and the power cable will not come out without me pulling on it.
     
  9. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I just got a new Mini and the box color was different and on this Mini the power plug fits correctly so TiVo must have changed some things in the Mini from the original launch when I got my first Mini with the loose power connector.
     

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