A good few years ago I managed to pick up a Series 1 TiVo from the last unbeatable.com sale. As an eleven year old PVR design it still boasts more features than most of the alternatives, also adding a hackable Linux back end to its arsenal of great features.
Well, tonight we had a fright. It froze. This is not altogether unheard of, as it happens once every few months - usually the sign of a failing disk. However this time it was different - this time power cycling didn't bring it back, that just left me with a blank screen.
So I got the screwdrivers etc out, and took the cover off, turned it on, and viola - it was back in action. Phew. Quite a relief.