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My SIR-S4040R no longer turns on..

A Power line snapped, causing a Spike! What I want to know - is there a built in circuit breaker in the SIR-S4040R that can be switched, or replaced? Any other ideas to test or fix it?
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  • numerics Jan 02, 2008

    Is there a way to test the power supply?

  • BlakJax May 19, 2008

    I have the same problem but my fan does turn on. So I am getting power but no lights on the front of the unit turn on and nothing happens. Does this mean I have a bad hard drive?

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If the unit doesn't power on at all, no fan spinning and no power light, then it's either your power supply, and/or motherboard. Your hard drive could be damaged as well. You can find power supplies by googling tivo power supplies.

You may be better off sending out the unit for testing/repair. I recommend CCS in Indiana. Fast, and friendly service, used them many times. You will need to lose anything that was on the unit (settings, season passes and recordings) to ensure the drive is fully functional.

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  • Steve Vance Jan 02, 2008

    If you know how to test for voltages, yes there is to determine if the power supply is outputting the correct voltage, however, it doesn't sound like that is something you know how to do because you asked about it (no offense, I don't know how test the voltage on them either).

    Pretty much, if your unit isn't powering on at all, it's almost always the power supply.

    I would strongly recommend leaving it to the pros and sending it off for testing and repair. It's less headache on your part as you don't have to wonder if you've missed some minor detail where they know what to look for.

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This happenned to me, and I took the power board out of the tivo and found that one of the solder joints on the main power supply connector had vaporized. I re-soldered it, and now the tivo boots, but gets no signal....

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