Brownout victim. Repair Possible?

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by sbm911, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. sbm911

    sbm911 New Member

    May 2, 2004


    I had a brownout yesterday after a power failure and during the minute or so during which the lights came back on but at “half” power, I could hear the HR10-250 just clicking. When the power came fully back the TIVO didn’t. No lights, nothing. Tried different sockets but the TIVO is confirmed dead.

    Anyone know what actually happened inside the unit based on the “clicking”?

    DTV is sending a free HR20 under the Protection Plan but I hate throwing away my beloved HR10-250.

    Is it repairable, and by whom and at what cost?

  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
  3. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
    And get a UPS for the new units. That will protect you from future brownouts.
  4. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    I hate +1's but this deserves it. even if you got your unit free, it's worth even a cheapo 30 dollar one to save your stuff.

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