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    Unusual Series 3 Tivo motherboard

    Here's an unusual motherboard I haven't seen before .Has a momentary switch near Prom(which already had a socket) Might have been a special developers board? Or is this common?

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    It's a reset switch. Give it a press
    Darren King
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    Does it do anything special?

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    By itself no. Just resets the TiVo without pulling the plug. Can be useful if you are looking for some bootstrap code or something that happens on startup.
    Darren King
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    If your TiVo requires repairs or modifications
    then visit: http://kingey1971.wix.com/tivorepairs

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    Hi Darren,
    Apparently it was an early test unit supplied by Hybrid TV in Sydney,hence the pre soldered socket and reset button.

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    Yes they would have been playing around with things. I put a button on a couple of mine a while ago when testing.
    Darren King
    OzTiVo Repairs and Modifications
    If your TiVo requires repairs or modifications
    then visit: http://kingey1971.wix.com/tivorepairs

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