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

  1. Feb 21, 2012 #881 of 2374
    rjaiswal

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    LOL! No prob. I don't mind. :)

    I sold the seagate to a customer to use in their security DVR. So, I'll play around with the western digital... Will post an update tomorrow.
     
  2. Feb 23, 2012 #882 of 2374
    rjaiswal

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    Update...

    Used WinMFS to restore your .tbk file. Was able to restore sucessfully, however, Tivo is still stuck at Welcome! Powering up...

    Any other suggestios?

    Thanks!

    Riten
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 #883 of 2374
    dadrocks1

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    Hi,
    Did you succeed in getting your image, as I am after it also ( stuck at "just a few minutes more":confused:
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 #884 of 2374
    rjaiswal

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    Hi!

    No... I'm still stuck at that screen too. Still looking for a valid TCD648250B image... The supafly image that I found seems to also be corrupt. I can't restore it with the -p option. And at 98% mfsrestore fails.. :(
     
  5. Feb 25, 2012 #885 of 2374
    rjaiswal

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    Hi Unitron,

    I wasn't able to boot from either image. The furthest I got was Just a few minutes more, using the .tbk. And only after switching the boot partition to 6 and running fix swap.

    Would you recommend I try something else?

    thanks

    Riten
     
  6. Feb 25, 2012 #886 of 2374
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Although I'm not totally convinced that it's not your motherboard or drive or power supply, I'm starting to suspect there's something wrong with the images I posted.

    I PM'ed aymanme a couple of days ago to see if he'd send you a link to his image, and indicated I'd like the same, but haven't heard back.

    Until and unless I actually get a 648 of my own to play with, my bag of tricks is pretty much empty.

    You mentioned being able to get the "just a few more minutes screen"

    The powering up screen is one the motherboard but the other one is on the drive, so that indicates the motherboard is able to talk to the drive.

    Try whatever version of whatever image that got you that far again, but this time watch for the lights on the front to change somehow, probably about 60 seconds after the welcome screen pops up, and when you see it, hit pause for a second and then enter

    58

    and see if it'll do a green screen and fix itself.

    If it does, you need to get it to the point of starting off in Guided Setup, pull the plug, and make a truncated image and let me know so I can get it from you.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2012 #887 of 2374
    bud8man

    bud8man Tivo Evangelist

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    Sounds like a similar issue I had with my series 2 a few years ago. After buying a unit on ebay for part, and thinking it was my power supply, I found that my power supply was just loose. So my lifetime has the power supply from the frankestein box, and I put my power supply in the frankenstein box and both work.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2012 #888 of 2374
    unitron

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    When you say "loose"...

    power supply board not fully secured to chassis?

    power lead from board to drive not fully seated?

    cable from supply to motherboard not fully seated?

    AC input "wiggly"?
     
  9. Feb 25, 2012 #889 of 2374
    bud8man

    bud8man Tivo Evangelist

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    AC input was "wiggly". The "wiggly" AC input condition led to the other issues and when I switched it out I ended up 'fixing' it.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2012 #890 of 2374
    lillevig

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    AC input is supposed to be "wiggly". It is sinusoidal after all. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Feb 26, 2012 #891 of 2374
    rjaiswal

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    I also thought it was a power supply issue as well. The reason is that some of the caps on the PS were alot bigger than they were supposed to be. So, i ordered a new one from weakness. After installing it, I still had the same problem. I ran kickstart 58, and got to a new screen, Installing updates... however, after it rebooted, it still wouldn't go past Just a few more minutes... I'm now looking on ebay for a cheap series 3 with a stock HD, so I can pull and through into my Tivo to see if there is something else wrong with it.

    All this, because the unit has a lifetime subscription, that I already transferred once from my series 1... :)

    Will keep you posted on what I find...

    thanks for the help!

    Riten
     
  12. Feb 26, 2012 #892 of 2374
    torrential

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    Tip of the hat to the contributors to this thread and to Unitron for providing the up-to-date image. My 652160 died a green death last week yet I was up and running shortly after unpacking the new hard drive thanks to all of you.

    Another data point FWIW: I replaced a Hitachi Deskstar 1TB @7200 RPM born Oct 2007 (it seemed like a good idea at the time, which was Dec '07) with a WD15EARS. The Tivo HD is now almost completely silent and the temp has dropped from around 49 degrees C to 39C.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2012 #893 of 2374
    unitron

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    Have you run Hitachi's own long test on that Deathstar?
     
  14. Feb 27, 2012 #894 of 2374
    torrential

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    Yes, I ran the advanced test and it passed.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2012 #895 of 2374
    unitron

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    Maybe the drive itself is still good and the TiVo software just got scrambled.
     
  16. Mar 10, 2012 #896 of 2374
    GGTZ

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    My series 2 suddenly died. The hard drive is not spinning up and it is not the power supply. Have checked this in my desk top. Definately not spinning up. No response at all. Can someone help me with an image. Please? Thanks so much everyone. I need my TIVO back.
     
  17. Mar 10, 2012 #897 of 2374
    unitron

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    If you hurry, these might not have aged off yet.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8688730#post8688730

    Download both to keep them alive longer.

    You'll need a drive at least as big as the original, bigger than most, if not all, other brands, 40GB Maxtor (LBA=80293248), or the restore will fail.


    Then go do the same with my 240 images for which you have no use, but that's the way sendspace makes me play the game.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8707432#post8707432

    You don't have to download these to download the 540 ones, but I need help keeping them from being yanked for lack of activity. Once you download them you can erase them from your computer, but you'll have gained them another 3 months of life.


    Then we can talk about you accepting an invite from me to open a dropbox account that'll give both of us extra free space (where stuff doesn't get pulled for lack of activity).
     
  18. Mar 10, 2012 #898 of 2374
    davevt98

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    My series 3 died. I am looking for a tbk image for the TCD648250B. Thanks.
     
  19. Mar 11, 2012 #899 of 2374
    unitron

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    You can try the ones here

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8921060#post8921060

    I don't have an OLED S3 on which to test them, I think one person has had success and another person still has the same problem they started out with, so let me know if they work or not.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2012 #900 of 2374
    s2r22

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    I just registered to let you know that the winmfs image worked just fine for me just now when I put it on the original HD that came in the TCD648250B.

    Somehow my disk got corrupted and it was showing in winmfs as not a tivo drive. I restored your .tbk image onto it and it worked fine after a single green screen to do somethings. It went right into guided setup -> Green Screen on first reboot for about 10-15 minutes or so rebooted -> Guided setup -> C&DE -> Guided Setup to working perfectly right now.

    I did have a bad cap on the Power supply that did get replaced before I restored the image first however, so that might be an issue for the other person.
     

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