Tivo Roamio Plus

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  1. IntelPenny4

    IntelPenny4 New Member

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    hello everyone im looking for someone that could do a lifetime chip swap for me. could someone let me know how much it would cost to swap lifetime chip to different motherboard. Thanks
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Lifetime is not on the chip. The service number is and if you did that, your shows would have to be deleted.
     
  3. IntelPenny4

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    dont care about the shows at all. which chip is it on the board? model
    TCD848000
     
  4. jmbach

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    About the time Premieres came into existence, TiVo started embedding the TSN in the CPU. I am not sure if any one has looked into the Roamio or Bolt models in depth but my guess is the CPU still has the number embedded in it.
    I would just call TiVo and see if they will swap the unit and its lifetime for a refurb unit for a nominal fee.
     
  5. IntelPenny4

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    i have talk to them already and they told me i would have to buy new unit along with lifetime with that unit. which chip is the CPU? thanks
     
  6. jmbach

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    The one with the heat sink on it.
     
  7. IntelPenny4

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    i kinda figured that but i have three that have heat sinks on them
     
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    ThAbtO

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    Can't help you there.

    If its the hard drive, its easily replaced.

    If you get Tivo to replace it, they will ship a Bolt.
     
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    ThAbtO

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    Think the TSN is also embedded in the flash.
     
  10. IntelPenny4

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    i have another roamio same model and would like to swap it to the working on. having blinking green light. not power supply nor hard drive
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Did you test the drive?
     
  12. IntelPenny4

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    i install new 1tb from the other known good tivo along with the power supply
     
  13. IntelPenny4

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    when i power the tivo on the blinking starting right off and the two lights on the Ethernet port blink too
     
  14. ThAbtO

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    Ethernet is supposed to blink, indicates connections, data transfers.
    The lights on the front may blink once or twice when starting up.
     
  15. IntelPenny4

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    i plug it in and thats all it does is blink i dont even have a ethernet cable plug into it. green light on front just blinks and blinks and keeps on blinking along with the two ethernet lights without the cable plug in that is.
     
  16. ThAbtO

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    The chip or cryptochip would most likely be micro-soldered to the board. Removing may destroy it.

    Why not just replace the entire unit with another with lifetime/All-In.
    Ownership can be changed over, not the unit itself.
    You should be able to get from Ebay or Craigslist.
     
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  17. IntelPenny4

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    Motherboard.jpg would you happen to know which chips they are? ill upload file
     
  18. jmbach

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    The CPU would be a Broadcom chip.
    I believe it is a BCM7241
     
  19. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I am not sure why they are so adamant about replacing the chip instead of the entire unit w/lifetime, which the same model can be sold on ebay or craigslist. It may not even work if the flash memory includes the TSN.
     
  20. IntelPenny4

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    i can only tell you what they told me. flash memory chips must me right next to the cpu then im guessing?
     

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