Advice on Dead Series 2 Box

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Big Behr, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Big Behr

    Big Behr New Member

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    Mar 13, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    I have a five year old Sony S2 which won't boot any more. I suspect it's the hard drive; I had to have it replaced two years ago by Sony for their flat $150 fee.
    Any thoughts on how to diagnose this? I can probably handle replacing the HD myself, but would hate to go through that only to find out it was the mother board or something else.
    Fortunately I have an S3 as my primary box.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

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    Oct 22, 2004
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    A better description of "dead" would help. Does your box do nothing at all? Does it display the "Welcome Powering Up" screen?
     
  3. Big Behr

    Big Behr New Member

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    It does display the "Welcome Powering up" screen. It even gets to the "Hang on-almost there" screen, but not consistently. And it just sticks there. No evil hard drive noises that I can hear.
     
  4. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

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    That's the classic bad hard drive symptom.
     

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