Big Blooper on My Part, I'm Impressed!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by casperc65, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. casperc65

    casperc65 New Member

    Oct 2, 2010


    I have a touch of Chevy Chase in me and somehow I banged into the shelf where I have my Tivo and expander, etc.

    The expander fell to the floor, disconnected from the device (ti was at least a six-foot drop)

    I immediately panicked thinking: 1, I broke the expander, 2, I lost all my recordings...

    Well, I had to reboot 3 times but it works FINE and I lost nothing!

    Congrats to TiVo on building an accessory that can survive a stupid person's klutziness and still work!
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    How dare you start a thread not based on a problem or complaint! :eek:

    BTW, TiVo didn't build it but you can thank them for selecting a good vendor. Perhaps the many people who had Expander drives fail after only 12 to 18 months should have tried this! :rolleyes:
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Aren't the thanks owed to Western Digital? Or am I thinking of a different product?
  4. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    Well, the key is how long ago was this accident because you very well may have problems down the line from a few weeks to a few moths when the consequences of your "bang" become apparent. I did just as you--not a TiVo DVR expander, just an external HDD for my PC--and it took some time before it was apparent that the HDD was indeed messed-up. Now, I can access some stuff, but a lot of other stuff is lost and it won't save much data before it errors. Start saving for your replacement DVR Extender. Time will tell, my friend.

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