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Anyway to force a software update?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tombonneau, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Sounds pretty typical. Those are low ESR capacitors correct?

    Scott
     
  2. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    HerronScott;
    Would you PM me a N H1 image for a 652?
     
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I haven't saved an image yet but hope to get to it this weekend.

    Scott
     
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  4. KQN

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    yes sir. the Rubycon ZLH. Just got them in today. Guess I'll be testing this weekend...
     
  5. KQN

    KQN New Member

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    Sorry for the delayed update. I didnt get to fixing the capacitors yet but hope to finally get to them in a few days. In the meantime I got a cheap deactivated Series 3 and poached the power supply. I tried again to use Unitron's 652m image on a my new disk to no avail. It would always come up in guided setup and never talk to the right servers to get updated like before my power supply finally died.

    Initially the replacement box I got was on 11.0n.H1 but immediately upgraded itself to 11.0n.K. I tried taking an image backup of that with the Weaknees MFS2.0 ISO to no avail. Kept getting segfaults and other crashes. I found an MF3.2 ISO and using those tools I did a straight disk to disk backup to my larger drive. It came up but had the error 51 where it couldnt see the Tivo Service Number. So I did a clear and delete on the new disk and it set it back to 11.0n.H. After connecting to the net again it also immediately went to went to 11.0n.K. It then didnt have any program info past one day. After connecting a few times to Tivo service, Im happy to say that my patient is out of the hospital with a much larger drive, happy power supply, happy cable card signal strength and what not.

    So when I finally get the capacitors replaced on my old power supply Ill have a backup un active Series 3 that I can I can try and make a 652n.K image for the community if someone has a place to serve/host it from. Ill play a bit more with the MFS3.2 tools which I can also provide the ISO for hosting.

    If folks find it of use for photo documentation of the capacitor replacement process I'd be glad to take pics of that too and note the source of the replacement parts.

    Thanks to Scott, VGoose7, and all the other folks Ive gleamed info from to get my box back up. I learned a lot and salvaged my Lifetime Sub to boot :)
     
  6. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    That's great. From the description above, everything sounds like it went pretty much as expected with the one exception that it flipped back to showing 11.0n.H after C&DE but changed back to 11.0n.K after a service connection (not an update though right?).

    Can you use WinMFS and DvrBARS to make backup images? Those tend to be the tools most people use for clean images for HD models.

    Scott
     
  7. KQN

    KQN New Member

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    Alright after the weekend and some days, I've got the capacitors fixed with the new ZLH ones and the bad power supply has been humming over the past few days. I played around with the spare Series 3 HD also and have a DvrBARS image. Since I only have a laptop with a USB-Sata connector it seems WinMFS didnt like it. So I guess the vhd image of 11.0n is the way it's going to be.
     
  8. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

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    I'm sure it was mentioned here and you've done this, but WinMFS has to be run as an admin.
     
  9. wtkflhn

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    Hey Scott. I have one TIVO HD 652 that still has it's original stock drive it it.
     
  10. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I'm impressed as once we switched to HD recordings the 250GB drive in our S3 wasn't anywhere near enough space. :)

    Scott
     

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