Advertisements Hi guys, I still have my series 2 Tivos lo these many years later, and one of them started acting up last night, and I'm thinking I may have to do my own repair (unemployed, can't afford to upgrade). Had no problems with the machine until last night, but for the moment, it seems to be working properly, which makes me wonder if the likely problem isn't the power supply. But I'd like to consult with people who know Tivo / computer inner workings better than I do. (Its a Phillips, if that makes any difference.) OK, unit had been working fine until last night, absolutely no warnings prior to the problem. I was recording one channel while I was replaying another. The recording I was watching had a tiny blip interruption which I thought might be just a bad pixel or a problem from the station I had recorded (Dish Network is my programming source, in case that makes any difference). After brief interruption, it started again. Then it stopped again, screen went black, it started again, stopped again, and this time the screen either appeared paused or went black, I don't remember which. The recording didn't come back on. I tried the remote to get it going again, FF through the problem, didn't work, replaced the batteries in case that was the problem, unit still wasn't responding to the remote control. I didn't want to reboot it yet because it was in the middle of recording another program, so I decided to wait until the program was finished and reboot it then. Well, the machine decided on its own to reboot itself. It did save the portion of the program it had recorded up until that point and did resume the recording after it started, but it kept sticking, over and over again. It would stick on the menu screen, then after a few minutes it worked again, stuck during playback, freezing. So I rebooted it a couple more times. Still kept having repeated problems during playback, and it spontaneously rebooted itself once or twice more on its own, but it was getting late, so I left the recordings set on it and went to bed. During the course of the night, it recorded the first program OK, the second program was missing the first ten minutes or so, and since it was a repeat recording that I know the times were correct on, it means the machine must have either rebooted on its own before the recording started, or at the start of the recording, and it lost the first ten minutes or so. Anyone have any idea what the likely problem is? Money is tight, so I'm likely going to have to attempt the repair myself, but I don't want to risk the machine dying and not being able to be recoverable, so I'd prefer to try to repair it before something catastrophic happens. I can't reach where the electrical plug is plugged in to the wall, so in order to force some of those reboots I had to physically move the machine and pull the plug out of the back of it, so I'm wondering if the power supply is loose or failing, and moving the unit around temporarily resolved the problem... Thanks in advance for any advice you have...!