1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Blinking green light, will not reset, black screen

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by BlaineMurphy, May 19, 2014.

  1. Apr 9, 2018 #221 of 228
    aweksny

    aweksny New Member

    3
    0
    Apr 9, 2018
    i got it on e bay item 152943568258, tried to match my current chips best as possible, yes i heated with torch to isolate bad one, i used same torch to desolder as well, i bought 2 because i wanted to change the one its paired with on board, u can change em all but these machines are going for cheap and may not be worth the time,
     
  2. B1LL

    B1LL New Member

    26
    1
    Aug 9, 2008
    Thanks for that info. Replacing surface mount chips with a pencil torch looks challenging, but fun to try.
    Even though these TiVos are cheap, the Lifetime subscription makes it worth the effort to keep them going.
     
  3. aweksny

    aweksny New Member

    3
    0
    Apr 9, 2018
    the pencil torch was used for removal, i used a solder iron to attach new chip, that was still a challenge, magnifing glass and used a solder wick to correct bridged pins, good luck if u attempt and let us know how it goes, mine is still going and im probably not gonna change that second chip as it seems to be working fine.
     
  4. B1LL

    B1LL New Member

    26
    1
    Aug 9, 2008
    You've inspired me to give it a try when I get some time. Meanwhile, since we have very few power outages here, my "MacGyver" solution isn't that bad (TiVo installed with no screws so I can lift the cover and slip in a hair dryer).
     
  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    2,302
    62
    Jun 22, 2008
    I saw a lifetime Series 3 652 sell for $132 on ebay a couple days ago. They don't seem to be worth very much anymore.
     
  6. B1LL

    B1LL New Member

    26
    1
    Aug 9, 2008
    I agree, but like Harry Tuttle (underground repairman in the movie Brazil), "I'm in it for the action, the excitement..." :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
    shwru980r likes this.
  7. AntiPC

    AntiPC Well-Known Member

    4,694
    80
    Jul 21, 2005
    Chicago,...
    My Tivo HD has been sitting for 4 years. Before tossing it, I tried the hair dryer trick, and it worked!

    Thank you all for the helpful posts.
     
  8. SirKnowsALot

    SirKnowsALot Member

    63
    1
    Jun 3, 2015
    Kentucky
    Hey everybody, glad to see some life back in this thread.
    I've been caught up with life for a while and had to quit hanging out here. I don't have anything useful to add right now, but I would encourage everyone to post any results (good or bad) to advance our knowledge and perhaps discover a reliable fix.
     

Share This Page