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New Installation Videos for TiVo Series3 and TiVoHD Power Supplies

Posted on August 11th, 2016, by Michael

We’ve just posted some installation videos on YouTube and we’ve made dedicated pages for our two biggest-selling power supplies.

If you need a power supply for a TiVo Series3 TCD648250B, see this page, which also has a video for installation help:

TiVo Series3 Power Supply

If you need a power supply for a TiVoHD TCD652160 or TiVo HD XL Model TCD658000, see this page:

TiVo HD Power Supply

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TiVo Roamio and Roamio OTA Fan Noise

Posted on July 1st, 2016, by Michael

We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about fans for the TiVo Roamio and the TiVo Roamio OTA DVRs – models that start with TCD846. The fans in these units are small and can get pretty loud over time.

roamio-ota-fan

Until now, we didn’t have a ready source of these, and we didn’t have instructions of replacing them. We now have both.

You can buy the fan here:

TiVo Roamio and Roamio OTA Fan and Tools

and you can watch a video on how to install it here:

WeaKnees TiVo Roamio Fan Swap Video

At the moment, we are only selling the fans with the Torx tools you need (three sizes: 8, 10, and 15).

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TiVo HD Flashing Green Light Problems – More Information

Posted on June 29th, 2015, by Michael

The TiVo HD flashing green light problem has become much more prevalent. We’re seeing a lot of these units come through, and we are able to fix just about all of them at this point.

tivo-hd-xl

If you have a TiVo HD or TiVo HD XL (TCD652160 or TCD658000) and it gives no video out at all, and a green light flashes on the front, we should be able to fix it.

We have more information about this problem on our website:

TiVo HD with Flashing Green Light

So if you have one of these units with lifetime service, we can help get it running again!

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TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL – Flashing Green Light is now Fixable!

Posted on November 15th, 2013, by Michael

The TiVo HD (TCD652160) and the TiVo HD XL (TCD658000) are the second HD DVRs for cable that TiVo produced. They’re great units, and many customers bought lifetime service for theirs, which makes them valuable units.

Over the years, we’ve seen many, many of these units with a failure that results in a flashing green light, and no startup response beyond that at all. For years, we’ve been unable to fix this failure, but with some help from our friends in Australia, we’re now able to fix these – so far in pretty much all cases we’ve seen.

We’re very happy to have finally overcome this hurdle. This was, by far, the most common failure that we’ve seen that we hadn’t been able to fix. Our repair department is already able to fix 95%+ of the units that come in here – this brings us closer to our goal of 100%.

The process and the pricing for the fix works this way: you’ll start with our Series3 and Series4 TiVo Repair Program fee of $99.99. That includes labor for the diagnosis and testing of all parts, and also includes return shipping. Then, once we receive and test your unit, and assuming we find the problem in question, there will be an additional $79.99 fee for the parts and labor involved in this repair. So, potentially for $180, you’ll be salvaging a fantastic HD TiVo – and saving the costs of a new TiVo Roamio and lifetime fee, starting at about $600.

And if you’re in Australia and need your TiVo repaired, drop us a line and we’ll get you in touch with our friends down under.

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Get your TiVo HDMI Port Repaired at WeaKnees

Posted on April 12th, 2013, by Michael

If you have a TiVo Series3, especially a TiVo Series3 with lifetime, that has a bad HDMI port, WeaKnees can fix it.

We’ve been fixing HDMI ports for a while on these units. It’s not an easy fix, but our technicians have become adept enough at it for us to offer it on our site.

See the full TiVo HDMI Repair page for info.

This TiVo HDMI repair applies to these three TiVo models:

  • TCD648250B
  • TCD652160
  • TCD658000

As yet, we aren’t offering this program for Series4 units. If you have a problem with the HDMI port on a Series4 unit, though, there is still a good chance we can fix it. See this TiVo Series4 Repair Program.

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