I have a Series 3 that I purchased from Weaknees with a total of 750 MB hard drive space. It no longer works - it powers up with all lights on and never completes the boot. It has Lifetime service.
It has been sitting around my office and I have finally decided to get it out of my house to make some room.
I contacted Weaknees and they said they would give me $50 for it which seems a little low, but it would be a no hassle way of getting it out of here.
I have no idea what it might be worth to someone who has experience with fixing broken Tivo's.
Anyone interested in this Tivo? Any advice on how to get it out of my house?
If it puts the first screen "Welcome, powering up" on the screen, then the motherboad, to which the lifetime sub is tied, is probably just fine and the problem is the power supply ($10 worth of replacement capacitors and some simple soldering) or the hard drive or both.
I'll be glad to give you a little over $50 and pay the shipping to NC myself, provided both cable tuners and both over the air tuners were still working when it quit booting.
How long ago did it quit working properly and how long had it been in service at the time?
And if it's not the not the later TCD652160, but a lifetimed original Series 3, the one with the clock on the front, the tuner thing isn't a deal breaker because I can move the chip tied to the liftetime sub to another of the same model.
I can provide references from other TCF'ers I've done business with.