Need Help with tivo series 3 HD All front lights flashing.

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  1. vid90

    vid90 New Member

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    Hello everybody out there, I have a TiVo series 3HD model TCD652160 with lifetime subscription I had that TiVo for 10 years and now it give up on me, I was reading some post and some options are swap hard drive and mother board I would like to know which option is the most common on this TiVo, thank you all.

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  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    You cannot swap out the MB.

    First, the power supply has bad capacitors which can cause multitude of problems, including the hard drive.
    Next, the hard drive, if it needs replacing, a model matching image needs to be put onto a replacement drive.

    That is all that can be done.
     
  3. vid90

    vid90 New Member

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    OK thanks for your response, it seems like I need a new tivo.
     
  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    If you have lifetime service and it's doing what you need the cost to replace the capacitors (and hard drive if needed) is not that much if you can do the work yourself.

    Scott
     
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  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Adding a new lifetime subscription cost more than 2x what you paid for years back for the S3, but you will get more tuners (4-6) with a Roamio or Bolt. IMO, I would avoid the Bolt for the 2.5 inch laptop drive, v21 software issues. On the Plus side, you can get streaming apps, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.
     
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