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HD crashed...need Toshiba RSTX20 image

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by jangelj, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Aug 24, 2007 #1 of 132
    jangelj

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    My HD crashed. It is unrecoverable (even with dd_rescue). Does anyone have a virgin image of their Toshiba that they'd like to share? I can give you access to my ftp server to upload it if that helps.

    I also posted in the upgrade center, but I thought I'd post here, too, since this is the DVD model-specific forum.

    Thanks! You can PM me if you prefer.
    John
     
  2. Aug 24, 2007 #2 of 132
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  3. Sep 8, 2008 #3 of 132
    parker38

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    The HD in my faithful RS-TX20 started making an unmistakable clicking sound yeterday and is unrecoverable. It isn't even recognized when I put it in my PC. I have a spare HD I can use, but need an image. Does anyone still have one for this unit?
     
  4. Sep 9, 2008 #4 of 132
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  5. Sep 25, 2008 #5 of 132
    some_weird_kid

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    I've got the exact same issue mentioned here. I've got the extra drive to put in, but just need the image to put on it. Any information to help lead me to it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  7. Sep 28, 2008 #7 of 132
    cubz08

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    Interestingly enough, mine HDD died today. My tv was frozen, restarted it and I hear the click of the HDD. If you can send me that file, that would be kind. And any good directions on replacing the HDD?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2008 #8 of 132
    windracer

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    I'm starting to repeat myself here ... PM sent. ;)
     
  9. Sep 29, 2008 #9 of 132
    dan00max

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    I just purchased a new Seagate DB35 320GB drive that I'm going to use in my TX20. I was thinking about using InstantCake.

    I'm interested in finding out what windracer recommends;-)

    Thanks!
     
  10. Sep 29, 2008 #10 of 132
    windracer

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    What's with all the first time posters looking for TX20 images? :rolleyes:
     
  11. Oct 3, 2008 #11 of 132
    mjzee

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    Well, I would hate for anyone to repeat themselves... :)...so maybe this first time poster will phrase it a different way.

    I own a RS-TX60, and the hard drive crashed about a month ago. At first, I just resigned myself and bought a new TiVo, but I miss a lot of the features of the Toshiba. I contacted Toshiba this morning about repairing it; they'll charge $139. Would it be better for me to replace the hard drive and use a disc image of the TiVo? If so, how would I load the image onto the hard drive? Finally, could I do this using an external hard drive?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2008 #12 of 132
    cubz08

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    I had purchased a extended warranty from BB for my Tivo and they said the cost of repair is equiv to a brand new one for $599! So since they no longer give free service like this one did or basic service at least, I am undecided what I should do. Option 1 to buy a HD tivo and pay for service. Option 2: Get store credit for $600....hmm
     
  13. Nov 8, 2008 #13 of 132
    twaller113

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    I wonder if one day Tivo will do what Microsoft is doing with the genuine advantage thing, and if you share your image multiple times, when the DVRs connect to the Tivo service all will be "not a genuine copy." That would suck.

    I have a feeling that Tivo is already verifying serial numbers to lifetime memberships, etc., when you connect for programming updates. Multiple images with the same serial numbers could red flag you. Careful. Who knows.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2008 #14 of 132
    Chester_Lampwick

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    Hamilton,...
    No. Copying the TiVo operating system does not get you anything free. It gets you a working TiVo, but you'll still need a valid subscription. The serial number is reflected in the TiVo's firmware, that's why you need to do a clear and delete everything if swapping drives between identical TiVos.
     
  15. Nov 24, 2008 #15 of 132
    dooger21

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    This seems to be the place to go after your hard drive dies. The HD in my faithful RS-TX20 started making the clicking sound of death and is not recoverable. I've also got a spare drive but could use some help with an image as well. Can anyone still help me out?
     
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  17. Jan 14, 2009 #17 of 132
    Pacolyptic

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    I'd appreciate it if you can send me the image for an RS-TX20. I'm recovering from a drive failure, have another 120GB drive, but no way to copy from the old one (it's toast).
     
  18. Mar 12, 2009 #18 of 132
    bobina

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    I also need image for Toshiba rstx20 original quit on me
    Thank you in advance
     
  19. Mar 12, 2009 #19 of 132
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  20. Apr 7, 2009 #20 of 132
    mk678

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    I don't have TiVo service but I did research on that before, so I will attempt to answer your questions.



    If you are getting series 2 (dual tuner), please notice that it does not support HD channels, so if you want to watch HD, you will still need to rent a HD cable box. And you can not record HD programs. If you don't watch HD programs, you can certainly use it to replace your cable box. You just need to subscribe to TiVo service instead.



    It has 2 tuners, one for all analog channels (beyond local analog channels), and one for digital channels.



    The TiVo HD DVR (or series 3 HD) can handle HD programs, with a twist: you need to rent a CableCard from the cable company, much cheaper than a cable box though. It also has 2 tuners, both support HD.



    None of the TiVos support video on demand, but TiVo service comes with a lot of extra features.



    For details, visit TiVo's website:



    http://www3.tivo.com/buytivo/tivodvrmicrosites/tivo_hd.html#comparison

    http://www3.tivo.com/buytivo/tivodvrmicrosites/series2dualtuner.html#comparison

    http://www.tivo.com/whatistivo/whichtivoforme/index.html?wt.z_links=whichtivo_showme



    Please explore their website as much as you can, or even call them up to address your concerns.
     

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