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I convinced a friend of mine to buy tivo. All was well untill after two weeks the unit gives a message that there is a hardware error 51. Also when I go to system information the Tivo only displays 000000 as its id.

I've rebooted a couple of times same problem. Should I tell them to just take the unit back to comp usa and exchange it? Or is there another solution.

What does error 51 mean?

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Thanks for the advice. I forgot to mention that I changed out the disk drive from another unit. I didn't think I had to do anything since they were both 40 hour units. Well I told my friends kid to do a clear and delete everything and everyone is happy. The problem with the exchange is that as soon as you boot up it takes you to the guided setup. So in effect you have to run through guided setup then do a clear and delete everything then do a guided setup again.

The reason I switched out the 40 hour drive is that it had a high pitch whine that my friend couldn't stand.

Anyways thanks for the feedback. All is good :)



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