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Missing Media Access Key entry under Account & System Info

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by videobruce, May 6, 2013.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    Under the Account & System Info tab, the 2nd entry is completely missing. 'Media Access Key' is not there. This is not another missing Media Access Key thread.

    I had the deck unplugged while I was trying to image the drive, when I returned that drive back and booted it up all was fine except for this. I forced a update which it did, but no change.
    I waited a day, still no entry. :confused:
     

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  2. bshrock

    bshrock New Member

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    Is the MAK in "System Information" pages?
     
  3. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    Yes.
    Model 652 firmware V11.0k w/ lifetime service
     
  4. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

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    If I remember correctly, that gets picked up when the Tivo communicates with the mothership. Have you tried another power cycle of the Tivo after the forced update? I do mean power cycle, not a restart. This might be somehow related to the fact that some information, like the Tivo name, can get downloaded from the website but does not get communicated to your network except on powerup.
     
  5. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    I contacted TiVo, I never xferd the deck mover to my name, but that hasn't affected anything before as I don't have plans to link decks or use the desktop etc. The other 652 is fine. I did read regarding a message about a missing key, but as you can see, the entry to click on is not even there.

    Anyway, he stated he has seen this before though no clear reason was mentioned. I will wait another day since I finally decided to register both decks.
     
  6. bshrock

    bshrock New Member

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    1 An unregistered TiVo won't have a KEY.
    2 You need a local Network connection.
     
  7. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    1. Since it had lifetime, it was registered, just not to me yet,
    2. It has had a connection.

    Then why does the other deck have the entry?
     
  8. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Perhaps the original owner asked for tivo to remove it from their account.
     
  9. videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    I think that is the case. It's funny the other deck shows the number.
     

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