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Old 07-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Any way to simulate a dialin to tivo?

I have a dead tivo with lifetime service. I am about to get a XL4, and if I have a working lifetime service tivo tied to my account, the lifetime service would be $400 instead of $500 for me. Is there any way to simulate a dialin to tivo so they see my dead tivo as active?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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No. It has to phone in itself to prove it is active. Since your product's life is indeed over, so is its service.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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which model and does the Dead TiVo boot at all?
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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which model and does the Dead TiVo boot at all?
It is a TCD 140060 (old Series2), and when it boots, there is no video out at all and all the front LCDs are lit. The hard drives do spin up, but I don't think it is booting properly... i do not hear any drive access noises. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to start it up with a phone line attached and see what happens.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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All LEDs on most likely is a problem with the power supply.
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