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· Dumb Blond
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Power failures usually start or end with the power flickering. This can damage the hard drive, which is why I recommend that TiVos be put on a battery-backup power supply (UPS).

Do you get the initial "starting up" screen? If not, it isn't the disk drive. It could be that some other component on the board was fried. The green light coming on is goodness - does it briefly turn yellow after 30-60 seconds? Do you hear the disk spin up?

Do make sure that you are "watching" the correct video input.
 

· Dumb Blond
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"It's dead, Jim."
"It's pinin' for the fjords."

In my opinion, it would cost more to try to fix this than it is worth. Say a word of appreciation for your S1's years of service and move on. Then go buy an UPS for your other TiVo before it too becomes a casualty.
 

· Dumb Blond
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Any UPS you can buy will work. I recommend 350VA as a minimum rating, but it's pretty hard to find anything smaller nowadays.

DirecTiVos draw about 40-45 watts. a 350VA UPS can power them for at least half an hour.
 
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