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  • BillD109 commented on sshipway's instructable Repair a broken Series 3 TiVo1 day ago
    Repair a broken Series 3 TiVo

    That huge 470µF 200V cap at the other end of the board? That's the one the author of this Instructable says not to touch. Probably has considerable voltage across the terminals long after the unit's been unplugged, and could give you a nasty shock.I am lucky in that I have a brick-and-mortar electronics hobbyist shop practically in my backyard--You-Do-It Electronics in Needham, MA. They had everything I needed, just walk in and pay cash on the barrelhead. But if there's not a place like that around, then Digi-Key or Mouser are good options.As far as tolerance I don't recall that the caps that I pulled out of the TiVO had any markings on them for tolerance, but I might have missed that if they were encoded. I don't recall what the tolerance is on the units I bought, but, they ...see more »That huge 470µF 200V cap at the other end of the board? That's the one the author of this Instructable says not to touch. Probably has considerable voltage across the terminals long after the unit's been unplugged, and could give you a nasty shock.I am lucky in that I have a brick-and-mortar electronics hobbyist shop practically in my backyard--You-Do-It Electronics in Needham, MA. They had everything I needed, just walk in and pay cash on the barrelhead. But if there's not a place like that around, then Digi-Key or Mouser are good options.As far as tolerance I don't recall that the caps that I pulled out of the TiVO had any markings on them for tolerance, but I might have missed that if they were encoded. I don't recall what the tolerance is on the units I bought, but, they seem to work. *shrug*

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  • BillD109 commented on sshipway's instructable Repair a broken Series 3 TiVo1 month ago
    Repair a broken Series 3 TiVo

    Yes I am in Massachusetts, USA, and this is therefore a US model TiVO. I'm wondering if the primary difference is between countries that use 100-120V mains voltage and those that use 220-230?

    There are several versions of the Series 3 power supply board. Mine is labeled "TiVo P/N: SPWR-00008-000 RevA2" and has different capacitors to what's in this instructable. I have:4 x 3300µF 10V 2 x 470µF 16V2 x 2200µF 6.3V1 x 2200µF 25V1 x 2200µF 16V1 x 1000µF 6.3VAdditionally, all capacitors are "high temperature" type rated for 105°C.

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