Powering up problems and troubleshooting guide
There have been so many posts about this topic that it's about time they were addressed once and for all. Here's a couple of links for troubleshooting tips for your Tivo. This works for both standalone and DirecTivo models, where applicable.
TiVo Powering Up Problems
General Tivo Troubleshooting Guide
These links are provided to help you diagnose any problems you may have with your Tivo, whether it's a standalone model or a DirecTivo. I don't have any experience with weaknees.com but 9th Tee seems to offer better prices and is a sponsor of this forum. Please note that I am not affiliated with either weaknees.com or 9th Tee.
I highly recommend 9th Tee for your Tivo upgrade solutions, although you should be able to obtain replacement hard drives at a lower cost. Mark McCorkle is a class act when it comes to providing prompt service and he'll get your order to you in record time for a reasonable cost. Please note that any technical sercive or support for the TurboNet and AirNet adapters is obtained by posting in the Tivo Community Forum. Jafa is the developer of the TurboNet and is a regular at that forum and will answer any and all questions about either adapter, including the older TivoNet. It may take him a while to get to your post so be patient. The best recourse may be to PM him directly with any questions. If you find that you have a defective TurboNet, TivoNet, or AirNet, contact Mark and he will provide you with a link for making an exchange. The adapters have a 30-day warranty but you can exchange an out-of-warranty unit for only $30 with the defective unit.
If your Tivo is in need of service and you do not feel it's something you can fix yourself, there are a couple of service centers that can do it for you. Here's a couple of links:
There has been much positive feedback from members about Truett Electronics. Call them for info on Tivo repairs. I have no personal experience with digitalrecorder.tv but the owner of the shop has been posting in the Tivo Community Forum and seems knowledgeable about Tivo repairs. He is an authorized Philips DTivo repair center and was working on getting authorization from Hughes for DTivo repairs the last time I checked (he may have obtained authorization by now as it was a while ago when I read his last post). They offer a 6-month parts and labor warranty on Tivo and ReplayTV repairs which is pretty good considering the original labor warranty was about half that.
Two Philips DSR6000 DirecTiVos, one upgraded to 147 hours and one to 225 hours; both with 2.5Xtreme and TurboNet
Formerly owned and upgraded Hughes DTivos, Philips SA Tivos, ReplayTVs, Panasonic Showstoppers, and Sony UTVs.
Last edited by captain_video; 12-31-2002 at 12:08 PM.
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