Lifetime and Drive Replacement

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Marty1781, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Marty1781

    Marty1781 Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    On the Premieres (specifically the Elite), is the serial number Tivo uses to track your subscription on the hard drive or on the motherboard? I was considering purchasing an Elite with lifetime service but was wondering what would happen if the hard drive failed, the unit was out of warranty, and I replaced the hard drive myself? Would the new drive be associated with the previously purchased lifetime service or would I have to repurchase the lifetime service?
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Its on a chip on the motherboard.

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