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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by fcaravella, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. fcaravella

    fcaravella New Member

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    ...a Series 2 TiVo with a bad hard drive? I decided to just buy a new box and now I have a TiVo that just needs a new hard drive, but I don't know if it's worth trying to sell. Sorry if this is a stupid question. :)

    EDIT: Oh, I should have mentioned it's 13 months old and refurbished, one of the TSN540XXX models. And also, please understand I am not trying to sell it here, only asking a question about its salability.
     
  2. MikeMar

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    assuming NOT lifetime?
     
  3. fcaravella

    fcaravella New Member

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    Right, NOT lifetime.
     
  4. MikeMar

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    probably less than $20 :D
     
  5. fcaravella

    fcaravella New Member

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    Heh. Probably cost more than that to ship it. It just seems weird to put it out with the trash. Maybe I'll hang on to it and pick up a hard drive at some point.
     
  6. MikeMar

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    Do you have other s2's?? keep it for spare parts in case a fan dies or something
     
  7. fcaravella

    fcaravella New Member

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    Yeah, I've got two other S2's. That's a good idea. Thanks.
     
  8. mattack

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    at *least* bring it to an electronics recycler. Throwing away electronics is bad.
     
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    EVizzle

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    bury it in your backyard in a time capsule!
     
  10. fcaravella

    fcaravella New Member

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    Well, as it turns out, I am sending it back to TiVo. When I called to cancel service on it, I mentioned that I was never able to speak to a tech support person because I hung up after 45 minutes BOTH times I called. The guy noticed I had four TiVos and told me to send it back and he would send me a Dual Tuner replacement. Pretty nice considering the dead one was 13 months old and out of warranty. I know people have sometimes had difficulty with Customer Service, but in this case, they obviously went the extra yard. Ask for Fernando when you call! :D
     
  11. clarkemtp

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    Well as long as we're asking, what about a Sony SVR-2000, 120 hrs, lifetime service?

    eBay?
     
  12. rambler

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    Yep, $200-250 range on fleabay.
     
  13. bicker

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    The remote control could be worth more than the rest of the box.
     

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