Question about Philips DSR704
My tivo... Directivo dsr704 wont boot.... The =/- 12 and =/-5 vdc seem fine. I can feel the drive spin.... yet the unit never gets beyond the "Welcome Powering Up" prompt. Please.... Where do I go from here to trouble-shoot the unit???? HELP........... Thanks Rick in Florida
I had similar problem with both of my units. It appears that the HD is fried in one and two years. You can buy replacement HD for about $100 (80hrs) to $300 (300hrs) but you need to know how to take unit apart and replace it. I called DirecTV and they advised me to get a new one rather than fixing it. The only problem is the new DirecTV unit is not TiVo but DirecTV UI which is not as good. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
It's most likely the drive. You can buy preconfigured kits or buy the software and hard drive and do it yourself.
You can send it out to CCS in Indiana and they'll test/repair what is necessary (if they can). Some of these units are very old and they aren't repairable, but they do their best and are very quick on turn around times.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
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