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

  1. Mar 11, 2012 #901 of 2374
    unitron

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Since the image came from a machine with a different TiVo Service Number from your unit's number, it caused some temporary indigestion as it did whatever it needed to do to prevent you watching videos recorded on someone else's TiVo in order to keep the content owners happy and to keep people from getting much use out of unsubscribed TiVos.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2012 #902 of 2374
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    Looking for an image for a TDC130040. Does anyone have one they would like to share?
     
  3. Mar 15, 2012 #903 of 2374
    unitron

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    Somewhere I think classicsat posted as to whether 130s and 230s can use the same software as 140s and 240s, but I can't find the post, although in trying I discovered that you said TDC instead of TCD, which may be interferring with your own search attempts.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 #904 of 2374
    motorcycle_rider

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    Hmmm, I will attempt the 230 as I have that image....I will also attempt to search for the proper phrase. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2012 #905 of 2374
    bplanders

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    Looking for an image for a Hughes SD-DVR80. My hard drive failed.

    Thanks for any help.

    Brian
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 #906 of 2374
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    Thanks to unitron for 648250b image from post #831.
    Hard drive in my unit died a sudden death and thanks to this forum and image from unitron was up and running in no time.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2012 #907 of 2374
    unitron

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    Thanks for confirming that it works, I don't have a 648 on which to test it.

    Did you use MFS Live (a .bak file) or WinMFS (a .tbk file)?
     
  8. Mar 24, 2012 #908 of 2374
    lotsanos2

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    WinMFS with .tbk Using Windows 7 as admin.

    Used a 500g drive from a external enclosure used with windows. Simply added to pc using sata, booted, opened WinMFS immedeately as admin from desktop location, select drive, select file from drop down menu, used all default setting when WinMFS opened, installed after warning would loose info on disk, when asked confirmed the disk size increase.
    Total time from file download to install drive in Tivo around 15 min.
    Upon rebooting Tivo, same general experience as s2r22 from post #900. After the mentioned two rounds of setup including downloads and scans, this part took about 1.5 hours. Result start to finish aprox 1.75 hours of time, no money and a fully functional Tivo.

    Once again Thanks to all for the info on this forum.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 #909 of 2374
    chickey

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    EDIT: Nevermind. I did a lot more searching through this thread and located posts from unitron that I will try now.

    hello-

    Looking for an image for a TCD540040. Hard drive died and my other Series2 TiVo is a different model. I originally thought I could just image that but apparently that does not work.

    TIA

    -katia
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 #910 of 2374
    unitron

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    I hope you downloaded both versions (.bak and .tbk) regardless of which you wind up using, so as to keep them alive on the server.
     
  11. Mar 28, 2012 #911 of 2374
    chickey

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    I sure did! I saw you had mentioned that prior.

    Unfortunately, the TiVo just hangs at Welcome Powering Up. Going to try swapping the IDE cable tomorrow and see what happens. If you have any other ideas they would be greatly appreciated.
     
  12. Mar 28, 2012 #912 of 2374
    unitron

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    Perhaps you need to learn about bad capacitors and visually inspect the TiVo's power supply.

    Also get the manufacurer's diagnostic software and run the long test on the 540's original drive and, if you used a replacement drive, that one as well.

    For a Maxtor drive, use Seagate's Seatools.

    Let's be sure we know what the problem is.
     
  13. Mar 28, 2012 #913 of 2374
    chickey

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    hmm problem presented itself with TiVo constantly rebooting. It would get almost fully booted up, navigating menus would be extremely slow, then it would reboot.

    Tried to use orig drive to image using mfstools and it would error out after a while. didn't run any disk tools on it but couldn't get a good image out of it.

    I have about 3-5 different old IDE drives ranging from 80G/120G/250G that i've been trying different images on and always stuck at welcome powering up. Only thing replaced thus far is the HD.

    Used second TiVo also 540 model and backed up using mfstools and restored to new drive. Placed in broken TiVO and hung at powering up.

    Downloading both of your images and tried to restore and also hung at powering up.

    Headed home to find different IDE cable to try. Hesitant to fiddle to much with working TiVo as I don't want to break that too.

    My hunch is that the welcome powering up is a default splash screen prior to the hdd being accessed so after a few hard drives and images if always the same message, perhaps it might be the IDE cable.

    btw no bad noises on any of the hard drives.. no clicking and they all spin up.

    Original drive in broke TiVo was 40G, second TiVo is 80G so had some issues when trying to restore 80G backup to a diff 80G drive due to number of sectors which is why i tried 120G and 250G drives.

    desperate to resurrect the poor TiVo! :)
     
  14. Mar 28, 2012 #914 of 2374
    unitron

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    Let me attempt to decipher.

    You have a TCD540040 with a 40GB Maxtor drive with a fat LBA number, and that TiVo is currently "sick".

    You have a TCD540080 with an 80GB Maxtor, also with a fat LBA number, and it's currently functional.

    Do you feel competent to swap power supplies between the two?

    Edit:

    The original "Welcome" screen is contained on a chip on the motherboard and should appear when you plug in the TiVo even if you have no hard drive in the TiVo.

    The "just a few more minutes" screen is on the hard drive, and if you see it, that means the motherboard is able to access the hard drive, at least somewhat.
     
  15. Mar 28, 2012 #915 of 2374
    chickey

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    I appreciate your help and I apologize if my original message was unclear or not easy to decipher.

    I have a TCD540040 w/ a Maxtor 40G drive (original) which is sick
    I have a T800 (Humax) w/ a Maxtor 80G drive (original) which is working

    When attempting to take an image off the 40G drive, the drive was reporting i/o errors which is why i suspected bad disk. It is just in all my attempts to drop an image on a new hard drive have also failed. However today, some progress was made.

    I had a 250G Maxtor drive where i took an image of the 80G Humax (backup) and restored to the 250G and did the "add" and it worked. So working TiVo is upgraded - yay

    I took the 80G and put that in the broke TiVo and it booted all the way up! It threw an error when it got into the TiVo menu about there being an error and won't record but i suspected/wondered if that was because it was a T800 image not the 540 image.

    The other drives i have are all WD. I have a 120G and an 80G that I was attempting to restore the 540 image (from you) on which never got past the bootloader (Welcome powering up)

    So now I can either try restoring the 540 image from you onto the Maxtor hdd from the original T800 series, or i need to figure out why when restoring the 540 image to one of the WD drives it is failing.

    btw, thanks for confirming the welcome powering up was not accessing the drive. Before I got your message i actually tried booting the tivo today without a hdd attached and found that out as well.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2012 #916 of 2374
    unitron

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    Would you rather use the 250 in the 540 or the Humax?

    If the 540 will boot up with a Humax drive in it, it'll boot up with a drive big enough to take the TCD540040 image I put online.

    Are you using WinMFS or the MFS Live cd?
     
  17. Mar 28, 2012 #917 of 2374
    chickey

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    Keep the 250G in the Humax now, it is working and i closed the lid to stop mucking with it. I had tried your 540 image on the 250G and it didn't work initially. The Humax seems newer based off the versions on the parts inside so going to keep the 250G in the Humax.

    I'm using WinMFS and also mfstools on ubuntu. Any reason restoring to a WD drive wouldn't work? I have yet to restore onto the Humax 80G with the 540 image, but thinking about it...

    Thanks!
     
  18. Mar 28, 2012 #918 of 2374
    unitron

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    You can't restore the TCD540040 image onto a WD 40GB because it has a slightly smaller LBA number than the Maxtor 40GB from which I took the image, but if that WD is an 80 or larger there should be no problem.

    If you haven't already downloaded the zip of the .iso of the MFS Live cd v1.4 from mfslive.org, go ahead and do so and unzip it and burn yourself a copy just to have handy for messing with hard drives in general.

    It's the most recent version of MFS Tools.
     
  19. Mar 29, 2012 #919 of 2374
    chickey

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    My broke TiVo is alive! your image on a WD 80G drive booted! I also downloaded and burned MFS Live CD per your recommendation.

    thanks so much. just as a hint, i had the jumpers wrong at first on the WD drive which is why it wasn't getting past the bootloader. I initially had it set for Master but it needs to be "single" apparently

    -katia
     
  20. Mar 29, 2012 #920 of 2374
    unitron

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    Moving drives back and forth between computer and TiVo, jumper settings have caught many of us not paying sufficient attention.

    If your TiVo has the 80 conductor 40 pin type cable, then, depending on the drive, you might get away with jumpering as Master, but at the factory they set them for Cable Select, and I don't think you can go wrong doing it that way.

    If it's an older TiVo with a 40 conductor 40 pin cable, then you do need to set it as Master.
     

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