Haven't I read somewhere that the second tuner problem is really a power supply problem, specifically a 2000uF 16V capacitor in need of replacement?Hi,
I have a Hughes HDVR2 and it's time to retire it because of the tuner #2 pixelating problem, and some color issues, but it is working fine with #1 tuner.
This unit was expanded/hacked from the standard 40gb hard drive to dual 120gb drives, and runs Tivo software 6.4a, back in 2003.
I bought a 2nd unit off Ebay several years ago just for this swap.
From reading the forums this what I think should be done below, and correct me if I'm wrong.
1) Clone the current drives using DD to backup drives & test
2) Zipper the current drives
3) Run 51killer.tcl on current drives
4) Transfer current drives to 2nd HDVR2
5) Transfer access card to 2nd HDVR2
If there are any problems with this plan, then please tell me.
Have you tried swapping in the other unit's power supply to the problem unit?
Have you educated yourself on how to spot capacitor disease?