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Tivo randomly restarts

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by drdarren, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. drdarren

    drdarren New Member

    May 15, 2004
    Boca Raton, FL
    My Tivo will randomly reboot about once every two weeks or so while i am watching a recorded show. Any ideas why?
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Get a #10 Torx driver, take off the lid, and carefully eyeball the power supply capacitors.

    If you don't understand why I'm saying this, go read the wikipedia page on "capacitor plague".
  3. Rkkeller

    Rkkeller Active Member

    May 13, 2004
    I would say get ready to get a new HDisk as the 2 times mine started having this problem the HD died soon after.

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