Advertisements my series 2 powers up the lights in front but the hdd's wont spin up. i thought it was the power supply but i tested the 20 outputs ant they are all in spec. if i leave the IDE cable unplugged and power up, the drive comes to life. the drives are ok i have the tivo out of the box and on a carpet in case it was a shorted ground. ive tried other drives but they wont spin unless i leave the ide cable unplugged first. does this sound like a bad motherboard? its 4 years old BTW and i paid for lifetime subscription. (i know 5 years is the expected life) i have another thread on this when i thought it was the power supply but all the power checks out now that i found the 20 pin voltages on this site. the 5v and 12v molex also is within spec. if you knowledgable folks agree that i have a dead MB i will get another series2 on ebay just so i can use tivo2go to pull my shows on to the tivo desktop and buy a new tivo with another l/t sub. im not gonna be annoying and keep bumping this thread so i really need your advice please!! Steve.