I have a series 2, I'm in Toronto. Just under one year ago, I ordered an addon drive from Weaknees, 250gig, which has been working fine. Yesterday, the recording I was watching was playing choppy, which has never happened before. I gave up and went to bed. This morning I am unable to get past the 'powering up' screen. I called Weaknees, they want me to give them more money so they can tell me what's wronng with it. This involves shipping the entire tivo to California. Should I assume the problem is the original harddrive, which is still inside, and simply order a replacement? Will I lose all of the recordings on my box? Are there other options?