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My TiVo has gone kaput :( (I think it may have been a power surge) and I have a lifetime subscription on the box. Does anyone know if TiVo would allow me to switch the subscription to a new box (I own a Sony SVR-2000, but would probably end up purchasing a Series 2 of some sort).
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You basically have two options. Have Sony repair the unit ($150 and up) or sell it off as is on eBay and buy a new unit. Lifetime subs stay with unit and are not transferrable to another unit unless a lifetime unit is replaced by the manufacturer.
 

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I had a TiVo die on me back in the summer. I had purchased this in 2003 with a Lifetime subscription. I called TiVo and they said to fill out a TiVo Exchange Form which I sent to their RMA center with the broken TiVo and a few days later I got a refurb TiVo at a cost of $79. Doing it this way keeps your Lifetime service intact.
 

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If you get no lights what so ever and the hard drive is not spinning up and the rear fan is not on. It must be the power supply. However, the power supply does have a fuse in it and this may well be blown, espescially if it was a quick power surge. Take the cover off the unit and check this fuse. (unplug first of course). This fuse could be purchased at Radio Shack for next to nothing. If the fuse is good more than likely the supply is fried. You could always test at the spare hard drive power cable with a volt meter. (plug back in of course) and be careful with the power.
 
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