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Can't install new DVR Extender on S3

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by anteater21, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. anteater21

    anteater21 New Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    I upgraded to a Premier and deactivated my S3. Now I want to reactivate my S3. I had a DVR extender on my S3 which had been giving me issues, so when I deactivated it, thinking I would not use it again, I never went through the steps to remove the DVR Extender from the S3. The Extender is long gone. Now I want to reactivate the S3 and add a new iTB Extender. I can't seem to get to the screen that allows me to install the new DVR Extender. The S3 keeps asking for the old Extender, which I do not have.

    Is there a factory reset option for the S3 somewhere? I am not interested in any recording that might be on the S3.
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    You need to divorce that external drive if it will let you.

    Boot with no external attached and see if it will let you.

    If you haven't already purchase that new external drive, consider buying a WD20EURS 2TB drive and installing it internally instead.

    If necessary you can attach the S3's internal drive to a PC and write a new image to it.

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