eBay --> NEW Power Supply for Series 3 TiVo DVR - TCD648250B

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  1. TiVo Bob W

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  4. magnus

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    If anyone is interested... I have one to sell as well. I purchased a while back on ebay to keep for a backup. However, I sold my original S3 box. So, now I do not need it.

    I'll sell for $40 plus actual shipping charges. PM me if interested.
     
  5. 9dollor

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    eBay is very useful for me ,and very convience in the day.
     
  6. mikesas

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    Apparently, I don't have a enough posts to PM you, but if it is still available, you could PM me a way to contact you (email or phone).

    Are you in the Austin area?
    --mike
     
  7. magnus

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    Sorry, I did not see this message before. I just sold it the other day to someone that was able to PM me.
     
  8. gougi1

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    Great price! Sorry I missed the auction
     
  9. Dec 4, 2012 #9 of 21
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    If anyone has a S3 power supply that does not have any "fat" capacitors let me know as I need one. Thanks!
     
  10. Dan203

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    I could actually use one too. Unfortunately they are $150 from Weaknees which I think is a bit to steep to fix such an old unit.

    Dan
     
  11. unitron

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    Why not just repair the one you have?
     
  12. Dan203

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    Because I suck at soldering.

    Dan
     
  13. weaknees

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    These power supplies are actually $99.99 net of a core trade-in. The reason for the price is that 3Y does not (and will not) make them anymore.
     
  14. magnus

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    Can you also explain the price increase for instantcake? I can see a slight increase but doubling the price was just not cool but maybe there was a reason like the one you describe with this power supply.
     
  15. unitron

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    All the software people with whom you're involved and you don't know anybody that knows anybody who does hardware?
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Nope. :eek:

    Dan
     
  17. unitron

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    Well, if you want to pay shipping both ways...
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I appreciate the offer, but at this point I think I'm just going to sell the S3 as-is. I'm not even 100% sure the power supply is the problem. All I know is that one of the CableCARD slots stopped working correctly (caused pixelation on tuner #2 and constantly threw errors on card #2) and the most likely cause, based on others experiences, is the power supply. At this point even if I did fix the power supply I couldn't really even test it because I don't have any CableCARDs to use.

    But thanks again for the offer, it was very generous.

    Dan
     
  19. unitron

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    So which model is it and how much and is it lifetimed and is the original hard drive still in there?
     
  20. Dan203

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    It's the original S3 with OLED screen and it has lifetime. (real lifetime, not MSD) I opened it up this weekend and took a look. There are 3 capacitors on the power supply that look bulged to me.

    If you look at the images in this thread...
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=483814

    One of them is the same one that user had a problem with, the big one, but I also see bulging on the two under the little black thing that are glued together.

    So I'm 95% sure that fixing those would make the TiVo functional again. How hard/expensive do you think that would be?
     

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