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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by rcobourn, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 #641 of 2374
    lillevig

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    PMs on the way
     
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    unitron

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    Who are you using to host that image?
     
  3. Oct 30, 2011 #643 of 2374
    nmtbb

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    Thanks a million!
     
  4. Oct 30, 2011 #644 of 2374
    befaythful

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    Great news! The clean image worked and my tivo has now started. I'm so glad it's not the power supply. Now the only problem is when I insert my cable card, it says invalid cable card, contact your cable company. I am hoping I will have more choices once I finish setup. I was expecting a gray screen with a number if I needed to reactivate instead of just an error message. Either way I am happy to have it booted (and with a larger hard drive)....now to figure out this next step.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2011 #645 of 2374
    unitron

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    Of course it does, the pairing is on your old drive, the new image doesn't have it, because the drive from which that image was taken was in a TiVo which was never paired with your cards.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2011 #646 of 2374
    lillevig

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    I'm using Dropbox which offers 2GB free. Jump through a couple of hoops and they add an extra 250MB. Invite some friends and get another 250MB for each one that signs up (max 8GB). The desktop app places a folder on your computer and anything you copy to the folder gets uploaded automatically. Install the app on another computer and the files become visible in a folder on that computer as well. All I need to do is open the folder on my PC and copy a link to the file which I then paste into the PM. No expiration on the files and no ads to view to get to them.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2011 #647 of 2374
    lillevig

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    You should be able to go to the cablecard screen (where it shows the card serial number, MAC address, etc.) and then call your cable tech support to get the card re-paired. No need to pay for a truck roll.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2011 #648 of 2374
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    Looking for a Series 3 TCD648250B image.

    I tried the Supafly image that is on torrent, but it seems corrupt? quickpar is saying it is missing 1 block, and a restore fails.

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    Hmm, I think I may have fixed it. I did a restore with MFStools CD using the downloaded image, but it says the restore failed. The TiVo boots, but it just grey screens after a while and reboots. So I did a backup of the restored drive with WinMFS, then restored to the same drive using the WinMFS backup. That seemed to fix it up, I am doing a C&DE now.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2011 #649 of 2374
    befaythful

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    Well yesterday, I thought I was back up and running. I had copied the fresh image to a different hard drive and everything seemed to be going ok. Then this morning, I wake up to see the cycle has started again. I do not understand how installing a new hard drive with a fresh image can work perfectly and then the next day I'm back to the "welcome! powering up" screen over and over and over again. Maybe it's time to declare the death of my tivo. :(
     
  10. Oct 31, 2011 #650 of 2374
    unitron

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    Go to badcaps.net and learn how to look for electrolytic capacitor trouble, then carefully eyeball the tall skinny capacitors under the power supply's heat sink. An even slightly wonky power supply can give all sorts of mystery symptoms.

    My previous suggestion about powering the drive separately was based on the idea of taking some of the load off of the power supply, since the motherboard and the drive share the +12V and +5V rails.

    If the TiVo works properly with the drive powered by something else, then you know that the TiVo's power supply can no longer do its job.

    If it still doesn't work properly with a lightened load on the power supply, that could still be a power supply problem, or it could be a good power supply but something else wrong.

    The odds are in favor of it being the power supply, though.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2011 #651 of 2374
    lillevig

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    If it is a lifetimed unit I'd keep trying to find a fix. If you don't have a convenient source for trying unitron's suggestion about powering the HD separately, you can get a USB to SATA adapter for less than $10 on either eBay or Amazon. The adapter comes with a power source for the HD.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2011 #652 of 2374
    unitron

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    I'm starting to think the first thing to do with a Series 3 is saw the SATA connector into separate data and power plugs.:rolleyes:
     
  13. Oct 31, 2011 #653 of 2374
    lillevig

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    I've never actually looked inside my S3HD (it came with a 1TB drive) so I've always assumed (I know, bad word) that the connectors are separate like they are on the adapters and on the hard drives and on PCs, yada, yada. Silly me to assume something so logical.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2011 #654 of 2374
    unitron

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    No such luck, at least on the HD, haven't gotten my hands on a "thermometer front" yet.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2011 #655 of 2374
    Terzik

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    Also looking for a Series 3 TCD648250B image. Would prefer to not have to mess with the Supafly image ... thanks
     
  16. Nov 2, 2011 #656 of 2374
    Bsv

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to the TiVo community. I am looking for a image for my Humax T800. I ran a diagnostic today and my hard drive has some bad sectors.

    Thanks!
     
  17. Nov 3, 2011 #657 of 2374
    mswells

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    I am looking for an original Tivo Series 1 {Phillips HDR112} image.

    Can you send me a link to this, as I am unable to PM on here, since I havent had enough pm's yet.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2011 #658 of 2374
    lillevig

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    I have one from a 14GB S1 drive but the WINMFS image itself is 6.3GB so I can't upload it or e-mail it or even send it on a DVD. Maybe someone else has one that is smaller. If not, you could mail me an 8GB flash drive or SDHC memory card and I could mail it back to you with the image.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2011 #659 of 2374
    unitron

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    What size hard drive do you plan to put it on?
     
  20. Nov 6, 2011 #660 of 2374
    dusterbuster

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    Hi everyone, my tivo harddrive apparently has crashed, and I'm looking for a Tivo HD (TCD652160) image that I can install on a new harddrive. Thanks in advance!
     

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