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Powering up We had a power outage and when we went to restart TV after power came back, the video 1 message read "powering up", and won't get out of that mode. members of my family think the Tivo is not going to work again. Any suggestions??

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  • barbbeeq Dec 26, 2007

    this Tivo had a lifetime subscription. We have another TIvo I used before buying this one online. Can parts be used from the other Tivo to repair this Tivo?? Thanks!

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    Tivo keep showing powering up, but nothing is happening



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It's most likely your hard drive. You can do it yourself and get the software and hard drive or buy a pre-configured kit.

It could be the power supply/motherboard.

It's extremely hard to say without seeing the unit in person. A great place to send it is CCS in Indiana. They'll test it and replace/upgrade the drive (if you choose that option).

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

  • Steve Vance Dec 27, 2007

    If it's the same series (series2) then yes. You can't swap out the motherboard as the service ID is tied to that. But, you can swap out the powersupply and/or hard drive (you'll have to do a clear and delete everything). Please note, if you have a TCD240 you can't use a TCD540 hard drive, as they use different software.

    Please be careful w/ the power supply, it can zap you. Take out the torx screws first then use a small pair of pliers and release the plastic clips. It's okay to lift it up by the power connector that goes to the hard drive.

  • Steve Vance Dec 27, 2007

    Also, you can try and use the different hard drive w/ software on it to determine if the unit still works.

    If you have the same type of unit, say two 240s, then you can do a clear and delete everything on the drive and it will re-marry to the new unit, but if you have a 240 and 540, then you need to get the correct software for the unit.

    Please note, a TCD140 and 240 use the same software, same w/ 130 and 230. You'll still have to do a clear and delete everything, BUT the software will work on the unit.



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