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    Help! My Tivo has died!

    I went to check the Tivo this morning and noticed no Green LED on front of unit.
    Switched on TV and no output on screen.
    Pulled out power and re-connected and hear hard drive spinning up,then nothing.
    There was a power failure in our area last night like most of Melbourne was encountering.

    I've disconnected it and now sitting on bench.
    What to do next?


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    Join Date
    May 2004
    If you keep the power supply plugged into the motherboard (it needs a load to function) you can use a multimeter to test the two voltages it produces:

    Yellow/black wires will show roughly 12 volts DC
    Red/Black wires will show roughly 5 volts DC

    When I say "roughly" I mean +/- 10% for tolerances. It won't be "spot on" the two figures quoted but near enough is good enough.

    If you have these then it is most likely the motherboard.
    Darren King
    OzTiVo Repairs and Modifications
    If your TiVo requires repairs or modifications
    then visit:

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