Electronics (Small)Repair

TiVo is Stuck on One Channel

Does anyone know how to repair a TiVo unit that is stuck on one channel? Being the graceful one that I am, I dropped it while dusting! Thanks.

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Mary from Henderson, NV

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November 13, 20080 found this helpful

Search online for an answer. Good luck.

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November 13, 20080 found this helpful

Have you tried unplugging for 10 minutes or so it until it re-boots, This is what I do with my cable DVR when it locks up.

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By Ace (Guest Post)
November 14, 20080 found this helpful

We pay the extra $5.99/mo for the repair service from TiVo. This means any problems they will come out for free & replace for free. It's worth it!

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November 14, 20080 found this helpful

I upgraded my very old TIVO from a 40 MG hard drive to a much larger capacity about two years ago. I emailed TIVO through their support site at www.tivo.com. They told me which brands were compatible and the very simple directions on replacement Think I bought the hard drive at a Best Buy store. All it took was one screwdriver to take the old hard drive out, after unhooking two cables from hard drive.

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You then screw the new hard drive into the same place, put the cables onto the new drive, hook it to a TV and power to make sure it works. Unplug Tivo from power, put case back on and you're done! I am a 70 year old female so you know it has to be a simple job!

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