Save your TiVo! - TiVo Modification

Listing #: 1539303143
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Business name: Phoenix Technology Ltd
Location: Halswell
Christchurch City
Canterbury
About: We use the best industry expertise, tools and practices to perform on your devices
Services offered: $55+GST per Upgrade. Physical clean of your TiVo machine, Noisy fan replacemen­ts, HDMI Port relow/repl­acements, Hard Drive replacemen­ts/upgrades
Areas serviced: South Island, New Zealand
Availability: Generally between 1-2 Weeks
Don't throw out your TiVo! If you love your TiVo you can keep it alive by using it with the community run server.

However, to do so your TiVo needs the PROM chip swapped (see picture) for an alternative one and the software modified (just like jailbreaking an iPhone or a modchip for a Playstation/Xbox).

Have a read of Darren's website for more info (he's based in Australia)
http://kingey1971.wixsite.com/tivorepairs

I can do this chip swap for you and modify your TiVo's software on the HDD.

This will allow you to connect to the community server now that the official service has ended.

I am based in Christchurch, you are welcome to drop off and pickup your TiVo, or you can post them. I am undergoing surgery early december so there will be delays to TiVo repairs as I am recovering.

For North Island customers there is a modification service available from Hillcrest Electronics Ltd. Auckland. Contact David Bursell directly via his website.

Please note the community server is run by unpaid volunteer TiVo enthusiasts. It therefore come with no guarantees whatsoever. It may continue for years to come, or may finish next week. Guide data may be missing or incorrect. The fee paid to me is completely unrelated to the server, and is only for the TiVo modification.

TiVo Upgrade starts at $55+GST per unit. This includes a clean out, Chip swap, Hard Drive software upgrade and a short test.

Hard Drive upgrades are available too.
$50+GST for fitment,
$105+GST for 1TB Hard Drive

Please note that although this chip swap and software upgrade is generally trouble free, sometimes there is the need to wipe your TiVo box. If your TiVo has not been updated prior to the shutdown to the latest upgrade, it will not work at all and we have to re-install the TiVo package from square one.

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