Registered: Jan 2003
Okay, now I'm a little scared now ;-) ... well, I shocked myself with a phone line's 40V before, if TiVo's PS isn't much stronger than that then I'd be a little more assured as that was uncomfortable but not too bad. (However, I've heard that if you're really unlucky, catching a shock during a vulnerable period of your heart beat, the health consequences can be potentially... bad.)
** Back to the question of "draining the PS" before working on it... **
It seems that there are several "me-too's" here meaning people are getting zapped, cautious or not, sometimes a screwdriver slips, etc.
I used to play a lot more with electronics than I do now. Does anyone have ideas (or concrete experience) with building a little device to drain the stored charge safely (to the person and the TiVo ?) Could this be done with a few resistors, coils, or diodes?
TiVo, or repair shops that work on them, must have some way to safely discharge the power supply before fixing or refurbishing units. Ideas?
TiVo Series2 SA 80
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