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Series2 No Yellow Light

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Thanks to the advice on this board, I bought an old "donor tivo" on craigslist, and replaced my power supply.

Much to my delight TCD240 was alive once again!!!

BUT my joy would not last long. There is no response from any remote signal (I have the old peanut).

- The donor tivo DOES respond to my peanut.
- Yellow light on front panel never flashes. Just steady green.
- Replaced front sensor circuit board with the one from donor tivo. Nope.
- Replace batteries in peanut and performed both "resets". Nope.
- I'm certain it's not IR interference.

It's disheartening to have come this far (replaced hard drive, replaced power supply). But after 9 years of faithful service, maybe it's time to say goodbye to my lifetime series2.
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It's really easy to dislodge the ribbon cable from the front sensor board to the motherboard. If you power it up while it's disconnected you will burn out a small inductor on the motherboard. It's a pretty easy fix to solder a jumper in place to replace the inductor.

See http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=470071
Check the 1-2 switch on the remote or program the remote to control all TiVo DVR's (ID '0').

To program the remote to control all TiVo DVR's.
1: Hold down the PAUSE and TiVo buttons for 5 seconds, until the red LED on the remote lights up.
2: Press the number key '0'

your reply is solid gold and gives me new hope. when swapping the power supply, i DID discover the front panel ribbon was halfway out (as there was not even a green light after powering on...)

i did do a couple searches for my problem, but in the end, I really do need wise humans such as yourself to contextualize the search.

will let you know it goes!
it's done. thanks to all.

Like a lot of other novices I'm sure, I merely scraped off the old L30 with a jeweler's screwdriver and dabbed a solder glob to jumper L30.

it wasn't art, but it worked.

Sorry TiVo Inc. It will be some time yet before I relent for Premiere.
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