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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Kennykenny17, Apr 5, 2012.
I need an image for my tivo tcd 540040. Also, how can you backup a hard drive using Winmfs?
Do a search of this thread for a link to an image:
For instructions on how to use WinMFS, go to the MFSLIVE.ORG website.
Thanks for that. Now my TCD 540040 loads to the welcome screen and is stuck on a white blank screen. The green light is on in the front. Any ideas?
The welcome screen is on the motherboard, everything after that is on the drive (like the "few more minutes" screen)
Sounds like the motherboard isn't communicating with the drive for some reason.
IDE cable not plugged in properly at one or both ends?
Power cable not plugged into drive properly?
Master/Slave/Cable Select jumper not set properly?
(if the cable is one of those 40 pin but 80 conductor ones, set jumper for cable select)
Something wrong with TiVo power supply? It can be a little bit bad, and cause all sorts of strange symptoms, without being completely dead.
I got past the blank screen and it booted up normally. However, it is super slow and does not let me record shows. Help!
Has it connected to the TiVo server yet?
When you go into Messages and Settings, Account & System Information, System Information, what does it say for TiVo Account Status, TiVo Service Level, and, further down that page, what does it say under Service Connection?
It has connected to the server and downloaded all program data. However, it is super slow and it gives me an error 51 code
You have to do a Clear and Delete Everything, and then repeat Guided Setup, because the TiVo Service Number of your unit is not the same as the TSN of the unit from which the backup was made.
Yup, that often happens when you burn a new image. I've even seen it on an image that was captured after doing a CD&E. Burned it to a new drive, ran Guided Setup, and still got the HW error because the TSN was all zeros.
I did the clear and delete everything and completed the guided setup, however it is super slow. Live tv perfectly fine and error 51 has gone away. Is there any reason why is it acting slow?
When you went through GS it downloaded a bunch of stuff from TiVo which it is now indexing and arranging in the background, which takes CPU cycles, so give it a day or so to see if it doesn't get better.
The welcome screen isn't on the motherboard either, at least not on the old Series 2 DirecTiVos, and I doubt that's changed since. I replaced the welcome screen with my own by replacing a file on my hacked units.
We're talking about stand-alone TiVos here.
If you remove the drive and plug it into the wall, the welcome screen pops up.
The just a few more minutes screen is on the hard drive.
It has gotten faster, however it is still kind of slow. Is it a power supply problem?