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Old 01-06-03, 10:47 PM
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Help! Overheated tivo

I think I have an overheated Tivo. The fan power connector was left unplugged when the tivo was upgraded and the unit has overheated. It won't power up on me (the green light comes on, but nothing on screen). Does anyone know somewhere/someone who can fix it? Thanks very much!

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Old 01-07-03, 02:48 AM
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Ouch.

I would ask at the tivo community forum. Maybe someone has run into that before. But it does not sound good.
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Old 01-07-03, 09:25 AM
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It definitely does not sound good. Somebody at tivocommunity told me to unplug the 'white power strip' and plug it back in. Any idea what that strip does ? Also there is a website that apparently caters to ppl in situations just like mine (http://www.truettelectronics.com). Estimate: $80 + s/h. I can feel my wallet getting lighter.......
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Old 01-07-03, 12:18 PM
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This could be an excellent opportunity to give up TV...
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Old 01-08-03, 01:08 AM
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This could be an excellent opportunity to give up TV...
You mean give up TiVo? Hell no. I'm never home when the stuff I want to watch is on, and when I'm on I never want to watch the stuff that's on. TiVo makes it easier. Oh, you meant give up Television.... hahahaha
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Old 01-16-03, 02:54 PM
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BTW, I got this fixed from a website called www.dssrepair.com. They said it was a blown power supply. Total was ~$100 (still better than $300 on a new one). And they didn't lose any of my season passes, either..
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