Originally Posted by kduchow
The TiVo freezes up periodically (once a day to once a week). The picture on the screen is frozen and it is unresponsive to the remote. I don't get any pixelization in recorded shows (which would to me indicate a bad drive). Unplugging the unit and plugging it back in always results in it starting back up fine. I swapped in a new drive in the fall and it still behaved exactly the same way, so I'm pretty confident that the drive is not the issue.
I'd like to get $125 for it since it has lifetime service and a 1TB drive, but feel free to tell me I'm nuts.
For someone who can deal with replacing the hard drive or repairing a power supply (or at least replacing the usual suspects among the capacitors on the power supply), that's not an unreasonable price.
However, if you're getting that same freeze-up with two different drives, that raises the possibility that it's the motherboard and not the power supply, although the odds are very, very greatly in favor of it being the supply.