Originally Posted by Solman
I did unhook the cables and moved them out of the way before replacing the drives-I was very careful with this procedure. Likewise, I was just as careful with the entire procedure. I can't imagine that I did anything that would cause not one, but two tivos the same problem. I did not check out the capacitors and would not know what to look for. This is the fifth and sixth time I've done this process and never had a problem before. I am stumped!
will give you an overview of the problem, and here's a picture
that shows just how subtle the visual clue can be, but a cap can be bad and not show visually, so it also helps to check the power supply's DC outputs with a voltmeter.
I don't see how a new hard drive could possibly be causing your HDMI problem, and for the problem to hit both units simultaneously is really strange and reduces the chance of it being caused by any expanation I can come up with.
Did you image each new drive from the drive it was to replace, or did you do both from the same image? (I'm grasping at straws here).