Out of ideas
Has anyone ran into this scenario. I am out of ideas on what could be wrong.
Here is how it all started. Midwest got hit by a storm. Power went out. Unit is hooked to a battery backup, so put the unit in standby and then powered off the UPS unit. When power came back on unit would not start. Unhooked it from UPS and tried to power it several times, but no luck. Fans spin, but thats it no Welcome video.
DSR708 DTivo hacked. Working fine for over a year.
The Tivo will not start with any drive cabled to it. Power is fine, all cables reseated, tried different IDE cable. Tried the 2 drives and both work in a second machine just fine, but not in this unit.
If I just connect the power to the drive then I do hear the drive spin up and get the Welcome screen. But obviously it goes blank after that with no drive. If any Tivo drive is cabled it will not even spin up the drive.
I suppose I could use the working unit and do a clear and delete. But last time I tried to get DirecTV to activate another older Tivo unit with an ex-sub card they gave me all kinds of problems. Until finally on a 4th call I got a Rep that said he would send me a new card via mail for $10 or $20 charge an activate it.
Are they still giving people problems trying to activate older DTivos?
DSR708 running 6.2 300 GB Seagate, networked, manually hacked