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Cars break and people break down and other things break down too
Over the past few weeks my TiVo, my Sirius, and my car have been acting up.
  • My TiVo keeps on devolving into a blurry monochromatic mess no matter what output I try. Repeated reboots and going to standby and back used to fix it for a bit, but it's down to taking a cold boot for an hour of usage. The cable display is fine, the recordings are fine when copied to my computer (MORE ON THAT LATER), but the TiVo itself is spitting out shit.
  • My Sirius has a power prong as bad as an old Armada E500, but without a battery to give me some fudge room.
  • My car's been having funky transmission more and more lately.
This morning my home desktop's video card went to shit, my cable box flipped out, and good times were had by all. I expect my laptop to burst into flames next.

Feeling: distressed distressed
Listening to: Tom Waits, I'm Still Here

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Comments
From: anearlynovembr Date: August 9th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
My boyfriends TiVo was pulling the same crap, so he called TiVo and they sent him a whole new one. Apparently their policy is to just send you a brand new one before your old one really does crap out. Maybe that's not entirely true, but it's something kind of like that.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 9th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, I should call them. I just usually end up thinking of calling them when the phone support is no longer available.

Thank god for TiVo2Go, I can back up all the good shit to my computer, but re-creating all the season passes will be a PITA and a half.
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: August 9th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
funny you should mention the old Armada E500. My power pin was shot this past winter to the point now where it won't supply power now for more than 2 minutes. The computer has been pronounced a vegetable not worth repairing.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 9th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm blaming the excessive heat for some of it.

And gremlins for the rest.
From: hegulator Date: August 10th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Tranny Problems? ouch... there's some $$$

I had to have the tranny rebuilt in my old 93 thunderbird. Cost me around 1200, which was a good deal at the time.

Here's to hoping you don't need a rebuild!
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