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

  1. Jan 20, 2012 #821 of 2374
    unitron

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    Rumor has it that the 140s and 240s can use the same software.

    A few pages back I've got links to .tbk and .bak versions of a 24008A image.

    Download both to keep them alive on the server.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2012 #822 of 2374
    John Wilson

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    Chippewa...
    I have an old drive from a 240080 box that I booted in this box to check my power supply fix. It booted but came back with an Important Message about there being a hardware error and I had 3 choices; the first two being Restart the DVR or Skip for now. I don't remember the 3rd. At this point I figure I'd better get an exact image if I can.

    Does anybody know what steps I should take if I proceed with the 240--- image? This was on a 40GB drive; would that make a difference?

    TIA!
     
  3. Jan 20, 2012 #823 of 2374
    unitron

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    That important message is basically an error 51, you've got software that expects to be an a TiVo with a particular TiVo Service Number suddenly finding itself on a TiVo with a different TSN.

    Running Guided Setup should fix it.

    Maybe classicsat will drop by with a definitive answer about 140 and 240 image compatibility.

    What size hard drive are you trying to restore to?

    The original drive in a 24008A is a Maxtor 80GB, which has a larger LBA number than an 80GB WD, and the image won't go onto anything smaller than the original drive.

    What brand and model is that 40GB?

    It could maybe have been transplanted in from a 240040 or 24004A.

    Don't do anything with it in the TiVo, just hook it to a computer and make images from it with both WinMFS and the MFS Live cd.

    Although if that "Skip for now" option will let you get into system information without having to go through guided setup, make a note of what software version it says it's running--the entire long number, and post it here.

    If that 140 is worth reviving, it's worth an adapter and a big SATA drive.

    Consult the adapter thread.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2012 #824 of 2374
    John Wilson

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    Chippewa...
    I mis-spoke. I had an original 40GB drive from a 240040 that I tried to boot in this 140060 box, which has the original 60GB drive that won't boot now after the power supply went south. I fixed the PS but can't get the 60GB drive to boot so I naively tried to boot this 40giger just to confirm that the PS is okay. So now what to do. The 60GB drive is a WD. I'll try again to boot with the 40GB and see if I can get the s/w version.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2012 #825 of 2374
    lillevig

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    I'll send you a link to a WinMFS image for a 40GB TCD240 in case you can't get anything off of your drive. If Unitron is correct about them using the same SW version then the 40GB image should fit on your 60GB drive if you still want to get that going.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2012 #826 of 2374
    John Wilson

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    Chippewa...
    Thanks lillevig and unitron. I will try your links but I may try to get an image off of my own 40GB which is from a 24004A and is running 9.3.2b--- s/w. I know this because I have this unit with a 250GB running right now. Maybe that might be an issue when trying to run it in the 140060 box?
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 #827 of 2374
    rjaiswal

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    Long time lurker, first time poster... Looking for an image for a Tivo Series 3 model TCD648250B. Moved to a new house and the movers were not kind to my Tivo's... This is the only one, who's backup image became corrupted...

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Many thanks!
     
  8. Jan 25, 2012 #828 of 2374
    unitron

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    Got somewhere I can upload it to?
     
  9. Jan 25, 2012 #829 of 2374
    unitron

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    Okay, here's a 13GB truncated Series 1 Philips, software version 3, LBA48 patched, original S1 style partition layout, starts in Guided Setup image in both flavors, MFS Live and WinMFS


    Remember to not use the -p option with the restore command on the MFS Live cd and make sure WinMFS is set to not use the "optimized" partition layout.


    This is the one to restore with the MFS Live cd

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/13Phil48.bak

    and this is the one to restore with WinMFS

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/13Phil48.tbk
     
  10. Jan 26, 2012 #830 of 2374
    Stinkweed8

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    I have a LT series 3 TCD648250B that i am trying to resurrect. Anybody have an image I can use and perhaps some guidance on how to use it. I got an image from a torrent, but im not sure if it is correct file type.

    I would prefer to go with WinMFS if possible...
     
  11. Jan 26, 2012 #831 of 2374
    unitron

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    Are you going to try to re-use the original drive?

    If so, we should do a few things first.


    Are you looking to go onto a bigger drive?

    When you say resurrect, exactly what's wrong with it now?

    Let's be sure we're solving the right problem.

    EDIT: Disregard the next question. Have no idea why I didn't realize you meant lifetimed.

    "I have a LT series 3"

    What's an LT?

    end EDIT


    NEW EDIT:::


    For the latest version (as of April 2015) of the S3 software (11.0m), use the links in this post

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10469859#post10469859

    END NEW EDIT:


    MFS Live cd v1.4 version


    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/648250b.bak


    WinMFS version

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/648250b.tbk

    If you want your own free dropbox account we can both get extra storage space if you get it in response to an invitation from me.

    Click my user name and email me and we can discuss it.
     
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  12. Jan 26, 2012 #832 of 2374
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    The LT was lifetimed...sorry about that.

    The unit boots up and gets stuck in the setup process at the Loading Data stage after setting the wifi adapter up. I tried kickstarting and no change. Hoping it is the hdd and that a new one will make it work again. I bought it for relatively cheap assuming I would be able to fix it.

    Using the WINMFS version...what am i going to be doing to start anew with a new hdd. Will I be using the old one at all. I have upgraded a couple of tivos in the past...one quite a while ago with linux commands and one within windows...but never have done this without having a good drive to copy the software from.

    Any help would be much appreciated....like, what do I do with these files...sorry and thanks Unitron.

    And I do have a dropbox account and it is pretty much full :(

     
  13. Jan 26, 2012 #833 of 2374
    unitron

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    Mine's pretty much full, too, all TiVo images, which is why I'm trolling for extra free space.

    I've got other images on sendspace, but they have to be downloaded every so often to keep alive. If you're bored, feel free to search my posts in this thread and download some of them for the benefit of later searchers with different models.

    Do you mean you bought the TiVo itself cheap hoping to fix it?

    Does that mean it still has the original 250GB drive?

    If so, take out the drive, hook it to a Windows computer, DO NOT try to look at the drive with any Windows program, launch WinMFS, select that drive, make sure you've got the right one, click on mfsinfo, see if it's set to boot from partitions 3 and 4, which we'll call Option 1, or from 6 and 7, which we'll call Option 2.

    Then click on fixboot and choose the opposite option. If you're booting from 3 and 4, choose option 2 to change it to 6 and 7. If you're booting from 6 and 7, choose option 1 to change it to 3 and 4.

    Then click on fix swap.

    Then exit, power down, put it back in the TiVo and try again.

    You are using the TiVo brand wireless adapter, right?

    Can you temporarily use a Cat5 cable and hook it straight to your router?

    Oh, in setup, give it a fixed IP address. Actually give anything and everything on the network that doesn't travel a fixed IP address.

    Can't hurt, might help.

    My main router's address is 192.168.1.1, with a wireless router hanging off of it at .2, a wired at .3, and two more planned for .4 and .5.

    Each router is, or will be, assigned one of the numbers from .250 to .254 for DHCP it can hand out.

    Network attached storage starts at .20

    Computers start at .100

    TiVos start at .201 (I've got one computer that's on .200 servicing the living room TiVos)

    Planning it out that way, no conflicts. I can increase the DHCP range downward if necessary, without hitting anything else until or unless I get like 7 Tivos for each room, which ain't happening, even if they were free ('cause the light bill ain't).

    Those are the public links for those images on dropbox, just click on them and the download "open or save" box should pop up.

    But maybe you won't need them.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2012 #834 of 2374
    Stinkweed8

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    Thanks for all that info Unitron. The drive is the original 250GB WD2500BS drive. From what I understand this Tivo was never actually run through guided setup and it looks clean as a whistle inside. Yes I bought the tivo form someone on the forum here ... they werent interested in trying to fix it so I took a chance with it since it has lifetime on it.

    I will try the swap tonight and let you know what happens...thanks again.

    MZ


     
  15. Jan 27, 2012 #835 of 2374
    unitron

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    Pull the drive, hook it to a computer, do not boot into Windows, and run WD's diagnostic software on it.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2012 #836 of 2374
    unitron

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    Based on an email I got notifying me of a post which should be here but isn't, I'm thinking someone figured out that one needs administrator privileges in Windows 7 to see drives in WinMFS, but was too embarassed to share that bit of info with posterity.:)
     
  17. Jan 28, 2012 #837 of 2374
    Stinkweed8

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    You got that right unitron...I figured that part out almost immediately.

    Now, The drive checked ok on both tests, and I did the fix swap commands in winMFS...and I hooked the tivo up direct to the router. Still, durring the "loading info" step of setup I get "error S03" and it stops...

    I am thinking of reimaging the drive using the link you provided...I do not have a large enough blank hdd to try a fresh one and they are too expensive right now just to buy one to play with...winMSF wont let me install the image on a 120GB drive...I guess it needs to be 250GB like the original or bigger.

    Any other ideas before I destroy the original image with winMFS restore?

    start edit......

    went ahead and reimaged the drive and IT WORKED...no more s03 error. I did however get a #51 error after setup completed. I found that "clear and delete everything" was the cure and that worked too. Thanks for all the help. Hope this helps someone else out in the future.

    end edit....

    Thanks
     
  18. Jan 28, 2012 #838 of 2374
    lillevig

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    Administrator mode also needed to run it in Vista (for those still in limbo between XP and 7).
     
  19. Jan 28, 2012 #839 of 2374
    unitron

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    Since you bought it from someone else, did you check to see if it had any shows on it you wanted to save?

    If not, before running guided setup to put in your own zip code and area code, did you try a "Clear & Delete Everything" to see if that would cure it?
     
  20. Jan 31, 2012 #840 of 2374
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    Looking for an image for an original Series 3 250gb (TCD648250). Thanks!
     

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