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Does Instantcake for TiVo Series 3 Work?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Barracuda, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    Actually, InstantCake did ask if my DVD drive was IDE or SATA so I don't think that is the problem. After all, it was for the Tivo HD which uses a SATA hard drive so it would stand to reason that the DVD drive might also be a SATA connection (could be IDE or SATA). I'm a retired embedded systems software engineer but Linux is not part of my bag of tricks so editting those scripts is not my first choice.
  2. AAADiver

    AAADiver New Member

    Oct 1, 2005
    Have wasted literally hours if not days trying to find my SATA CD and drive (new) using InstantCake for Tivo HD. I can get both drives recognized by the system during boot and on some configs have got my DVD called out in Instantcake boot sequence but never any luck having IC recognizing my new SATA (tied all combos - SATA & PATA). Dumb question, will the IC boot sequence every call out both DVD and HD? Does MSFLive make it any easier? Thanks for any guidance.
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Did you really sign up 9 years ago and only get around to posting now?

    Anyway, is your TiVo a TCD652160?

    Are you sure the problem is the original 160GB hard drive and not the power supply going bad?

    Both are strong possibilities with that model.

    You can use either the MFS Live cd v1.4 or the WinMFS program (provided you're running Windows XP or newer on the PC you're going to do your TiVo wrangling on), and I can post links to images to use with either for that particular model.

    WinMFS would probably be easiest.

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