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can I put my large fornated drives from a svr2000 into another svr2000

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by casa69, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. casa69

    casa69 New Member

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    Chester...
    GN 7N400 Mobo and I have hd on pri mas & dvd burner on sec mas currently. It does have a floppy, also in the tower but not hooked up is a 2nd hd and a cd rom. 2 IDE connectors
     
  2. unitron

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    Does that thing have 4 IDE headers for a total possible of 8 IDE devices, or 2 headers and a max of 4 devices?

    (the spec sheet says 4 headers, which is unusual)
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Usually I advise fixed IP addresses all around, but in this case I'd say leave well enough alone for the time being.

    We'll teach you about getting in via the serial port later.
     
  4. casa69

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    Chester...
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    Okay, do you have the drive from which it ordinarily boots (Windows?) on the Primary Master?

    Have you burned yourself a copy of the MFS Live cd yet?
     
  6. casa69

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    yes windows is on pri master

    I can't find a download of MFS live. I tried to register with MFSlive.org but the forum is locked. I sent a message to the sys admin but no response as of yet.
     
  7. casa69

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    Ok. nevermind. I found it. It's very small at the bottom. lol. Do I have to unzip it before burning it?
     
  8. unitron

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    I think the .iso extension of the file name makes Windows or your browser's download manager think it's a rar file, but you should be able to just take it as it is and burn it AS AN IMAGE to a cd-r, and get a bootable cd out of it.

    When you (or whoever) first hooked that drive to the Primary Master, the board should have set up an HPA on the end of it, and if you leave that drive attached there, or attach another sacrificial IDE drive as Primary Master, that should keep the board happy as long as it thinks it's put an HPA on the boot drive.

    You should set things up in BIOS so that the board looks to boot first from a floppy, second from a cd, and only then from the Windows drive.

    Then remember never to start it without being sure there isn't a floppy or cd or both loaded unless you intend to boot from it.


    Practice booting from the MFS Live cd without the TiVo drives hooked up just to get an idea of what happens.


    Type

    reboot

    on the command line (and hit Enter) to make it reboot, or type

    poweroff

    to make it shut down.
     
  9. casa69

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    More bad luck for me. I haven't used my PC downstairs in a while. Everything I do is on the laptop. I was down there for other reasons and seeing as how I hadn't fired it up in a while, and I will be needing it for TiVo upgrades, I fired it up to check it. It booted into windows, I had some updates pop up, and was taking care of those software issues and it shut off with the Mobo sounding an alarm. I rebooted several times and each time there was less time from the time I pushed the power button til the time the alarm re-sounded. Same alarm. Quickly tried a different hard drive and the same result. Might be dust. I'll blow it out at work (again) and see if that helps. If not........I just don't know. I have several old Mobo's that might work, but that's what this sounds like. No TiVo upgrading for me in the near future.
     
  10. casa69

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    Chester...
    Oh yeah...it's been a 1-1/2 since I fired that computer up.
     
  11. unitron

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    Could be bad capacitors on the motherboard, they got bit by "capacitor plague" even before TiVos did.
     
  12. casa69

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    I looked, and I don't think they're capacitors, they have a "k" in the top, where a capacitor has an "x" in the top of them. No bulging caps that I can see. What are the "k" pieces?
     
  13. unitron

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    X, K, Y, there's lots of possibilities for vent lines.

    Is the K actual scoring of the metal, or just ink?

    Read this page if you haven't

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

    and you could search the motherboard model number in the forums at

    badcaps.net

    to see if it has a history of cap trouble.
     
  14. casa69

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    Here is the TiVo ps I took out with a little tiny bit of leakage in the center of the cap.
    [​IMG]

    This is the replacement ps in the tivo with obvious bulging but no signs of leakage.
    [​IMG]
    It is the very same cap on both power supplies.
     
  16. unitron

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    And both should be replaced with a 105 degree, low ESR, name brand cap of the same uF rating and the same or slightly higher voltage rating.

    And don't forget to observe polarity.

    They aren't going to get any better or heal themselves.
     

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