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

  1. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

    May 6, 2002
    I'm sure unitron will be here soon to give you actual guidance, but you have brought to my mind a story and a joke.

    The story:

    Some years before I started working for him, one of my former bosses had a problem with an 844-21 disk drive. So he decided "to pull the engineer technique" and started swapping packs around. He ended up with 3 dead drives and 6 dead packs. You see, the original problem was that there had been a head crash on the first drive. Putting the bollixed up pack in another drive caused its heads to crash. Putting a good pack in a drive with crashed heads destroyed the pack. They had to "fly heads in from all over the country" to fix the dead drives, buy new packs and restore from backup. I am not sure if he was a CE at the time or an OS analyst, which is what he was when I went to work for him. Yes, I know the two situations aren't exactly the same since you were swapping entire drive assemblies, not just disk packs, but the concept is the same. It is a bad engineer technique.

    For a TiVo, at most you might have tried putting the drive from the dead TiVo in the working one if you didn't care about possibly losing all of your settings and recordings. I would never put the drive from the working TiVo into the dead TiVo.

    The joke:

    How many CEs does it take to change a tire?
    5. 4 to hold the car up and 1 to change out each tire until he finds the bad one.
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006

    Actually I did reply.

    But I see no sign of it now.
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
  5. chimpster

    chimpster New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    I'd appreciate it if someone could send me a pointer to 3.5d images for a Sony SAT-T60.
  6. Slikkster

    Slikkster New Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Thanks, Unitron, for the TCD540040 files! My original Maxtor Tivo drive bit the dust and I was getting ready to toss the whole unit (after seeing what they wanted for IC now!). Appreciate it.
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006

    Watch in good health.:)

    If you don't already have a Dropbox account, let me get them to send you an invite and we both get extra free space.
  8. tangent1138

    tangent1138 New Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    Unitron, you're the best. I had an image for my TiVo, but apparently it was neither compatible with WinMFS or the new MFS Live CD, so I was really stuck. Thanks so much.
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    If you don't already have a free Dropbox account...

    hint, hint, hint.:)
  10. Genius

    Genius New Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    My trusty old Sony SAT T60 got stuck loading at 60% and I see it's a problem with all units not running at least v3.5d. Unfortunately, I was running Xtreme 3.1. I've searched and searched but can't find a way to update to 3.5d.

    Would some kind soul please point me in the direction of a Sony SAT T60 image or way to upgrade what I've got to 3.5d?

    Thanks in advance.
  11. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket New Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Hi guys...
    My dsr6000 is stuck at 3.5c...
    Lost my locals last night...
    Would really appreciate someone sending me a link or image of a 3.5d image

    (can't pm cuz I haven't posted 10 times...)

    Thanks Thanks Thanks... (beg beg beg....please please please...)
  12. homeplate5

    homeplate5 New Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    Does anyone have 6.4 for the R10 DTV unit? I have 6.4 for Hughes SDVR and HR10-250 but the Hughes image does not seem to be compatible with the R10
  13. hawkeye1991

    hawkeye1991 New Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    Need 6.4a for either HDVR2 or HR10-250

    Please please Pretty please
  14. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

    Nov 10, 2000
    Also looking for 6.4a for the HDVR2. :eek:
  15. NiTE

    NiTE New Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    I might have an account for DB already on my iphone, but I would gladly setup another one for my MacPro.

    I am here today because:
    If anyone can help me out, I'd really really appreciate it. I need a 2TB image for a TCD648250B Series3 TiVo

    Thanks in advance. I will custom build you a hi-power rechargeable flashlight!

  16. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    A regular "takes up 250GB when you install it" image is here


    An image that cannot go onto a drive smaller than 2TB probably does not exist.

    Which is not to say that putting a 2TB in an original S3 and using all of it is impossible, as was previously suspected.

    If you check the last few pages of this thread


    you'll find a discussion of people "rolling their own".
  17. lillevig

    lillevig Hot in West Texas

    Dec 6, 2010
    Here is a link to an image I took off of a DirecTV R10 with an 80GB drive. Not sure if this is what you need but it's worth a try:

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/39572185/DirecTV R10.tbk
  18. PSCGOhio

    PSCGOhio New Member

    Jun 30, 2012
    I know there's tons of posts up here, but those links are all long since dead so I've got a 240#### series I need the 240_GSet.tbk file specifically or any other compatible one I can run in there.

    Kept popping errors trying to install an 80GB tbk I have, but I'm thinking that was a 540 series version because I have the 540_Gset.tbk stuff as well. After the learning curve on the other Series 2 that's purring like a kitten here now, I latched onto a Maxtor 120GB HDD and brought it back to life - now it's ready and formatable to pop into this other Series 2 I have.

    Under 10 posts, so I'll have to thank whoever PM's it on here unless you tell me not to but trust me if I get it I'll be greatly appreciative!

  19. lunchm3at

    lunchm3at New Member

    Aug 20, 2004
    Hello people... I have a dead Pioneer 810H... anyone have an image for this unit they could share? Thanks a ton!

  20. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Sounds like you're talking about my posts.

    The 240 and 540 images I had on SendSpace, but they tend to age off if nobody downloads them recently enough.

    However, thanks to people using an invite sent in my name to sign up for a free DropBox account, I now have more free space in my DropBox account and those images are available there.

    I just haven't gotten around to editing my old posts yet.

    Feel free to tell me the post numbers to save me having to search for them.

    In the meantime

    TCD240080 restore with MFS Live cd to a drive with an LBA number equal to or greater than 160086528


    TCD240080 restore with WinMFS to a drive with an LBA number equal to or greater than 160086528


    TCD540040 restore with MFS Live cd to a drive with an LBA number equal to or greater than 80293248


    TCD540040 restore with WinMFS to a drive with an LBA number equal to or greater than 80293248


    Also feel free to ask me for a DropBox invite that'll get both of us more free space.

    If you can't PM me you can email me.

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