Tivo keeps poering down, help ??

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  1. illini34

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    My Tivo randomly powers itself off when it is recording. It will work fine for a few months but then it will go bad for about a week. Any thought or suggestions, TIVO help desk was not able to help.

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    It sounds to me like you have a hardware fault with your TiVo.
    Is it still under warrentee? If so then you should be able to get a repair via TiVo help desk.
    If not then the only company that I know of that repair TiVo are pacelink.

    This is what they say on their web site (www.pacelink.co.uk)
    TiVo Repair Service

    We also offer a repair service for the Thomson TiVo (at the moment, only the UK TiVo). With a complete SMT rework facility, we can do component level repairs to the power supply or main board.

    Repair prices are from £35 to £150 depending on the nature of the fault. Send your TiVo to us for a quote.


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    Thanks. Not under warranty. I'll just hope for the best and get a new series when this one craps out
     
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    "new series" ? Do you know something we don't :D
     
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    At the moment there are no companies making or planning to make TiVo in the UK.
    If/when your TiVo dies then it will be down to a repair or replace with another product.
    Due to the small numbers of TiVo units sold in the UK it is not viable for companies to release hardware that will only be sold in the UK. Our best hope for new units is a TiVo that is for Europe or a modified USA model.
    We live in hope, but I am not holding my breath. :(

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    Maybe I did something wrong when I registered, but I'm not from the UK. Not sure why that impression is out there. I live in Illinois.
     
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    Might help if you put a location in the relevant field in your profile then :smashin:
     

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