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

  1. timdugan

    timdugan New Member

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    Possibly related strange kickstart behavior. Pressing pause caused yellow light to stop blinking. After entering code, yellow and green lights blinked alternately for awhile. Blue light never came on. Then on to GSOD.
     
  2. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    My XL started doing that after the fall update.... as far as behavior of the kickstart portal. No longer get the blue light just yellow / green alternating rapidly in place of the blue light.

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  3. timdugan

    timdugan New Member

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    New drive, ddrescue copy, still no joy. Really need a XL4 image. $250 for a new drive from Weakknees/DVRupgrade is just unreasonable when a new 2TB drive can be had for $90.
     
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    Images for Series4 TiVos do not exist. There is no way to create one.
     
  5. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    People with an TPXL4 that already has a 2TB drive in it will not have an original drive, that one reason I got the TP4 and purchased a 2Tb drive and now I can keep the original drive in a safe place if my 2Tb drive goes bad. You don't have many options except to suck it up and purchase a TPXL4 formatted drive, if you want a backup you will have to purchase another 2 TB unformatted drive and make a copy, and hope the drive you purchase has the same or more sectors on it as your working 2Tb drive. Your TPXL4 would cost you $750 to replace so spending another $140 and not have to make your own copy is not that bad a rip off, IMHO.
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    He could save some money by purchasing the replacement drive from dvr_dude rather than weaKnees.
     
  7. timdugan

    timdugan New Member

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    Unfortunately, dvr_dude doesn't support the TCD75825 (asked him a few days ago just in case his site wasn't current). Sure wish a WinMFS tbk file was available somewhere for it.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    WinMFS cannot do a thing for any Series 4 drive except screw it up.

    You have to find someone else with the same model TiVo and "Xerox" the drive to another one of the same size or larger, but no larger than 2.2TB or 2TB, I'm not sure which.
     
  9. lessd

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    I never heard of a 2.2Tb drive but if there is one it would work, I know that a 2.5 TB drive will not boot on any TiVo even if you don't expand the drive, I did try as WD sent me a 2.5Tb drive on my return of a in warranty 2Tb drive, had to purchase a 2Tb drive and sell the new 2.5Tb drive.
     
  10. lpwcomp

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    I don't understand why a drive for a 750500 wouldn't work in a 758250. AFAIK, the only difference other than drive size is THX certification. Maybe he just hasn't tested it and doesn't want to guarantee anything.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Perhaps the same reason that in the long run a 658 drive won't work out in a 652 and vice versa.
     
  12. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    I guess the s/w gets confused by the difference in the model number indicated by the s/w version and the one indicated by the TSN?
     
  13. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    You could try a 750 drive and immediately run kickstart 52 to force a software reinstall. That has worked for others to convert a 746 to a 748.
     
  14. lessd

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    I tried that and seem to work until the TiVo stopped getting new guide data, will get the data on the first call after the setup, that all.
     
  15. jmbach

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    When you did that procedure, under settings, did it show the correct serial number and activation information for that TiVo?

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  16. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Yes, it had Lifetime Service under SI and the correct TSN.
     
  17. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Interesting. Have not experienced that but I am working with 746 image on a 748. That one I used kickstart portal 52 and then JMFS to expand. Have not had a problem with guide running out. Maybe mine or yours is a fluke. I have just tried another experiment with a virgin 746 image. I placed the drive in my 748 and did not do any kickstart but let it just do what it wanted. After going through guided setup, update, reboot, guided setup, cd&e (serial number was all zeros), and repeat guided setup. All seems working. Can force a connection and it appears to download and update. Will see what happens with time.

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  18. Wammer

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    I have two Premiere units that I've upgraded to 2TB drives. I still have the original 320GB drives from them. The HD on another of my TiVos, an S3 TCD848250B appears to have failed as I'm stuck on the 'Almost There' screen. I'm thinking of using one of the old Premiere 320GB drives as a replacement since I have two. I see Unitron has posted a link to the image I need. Do I need to format the Premiere drive prior to putting the S3 image on it or is that part of the MSF Live process? Any reason why this wouldn't work? Thanks.
     
  19. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Anything on that drive will be overwritten, whether you want it to be or not.

    But before you do that, open up that 648 and take a look at the power supply caps.

    And take the drive out and run the manufacturer's diagnostic long test on it.
     
  20. Wammer

    Wammer New Member

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    Will the long test simply tell me if the drive is bad or can it do any kind of repair? If the capacitors aren't bulging I will assume the HD is the issue. I'm running the kickstart 54 SMART tests right now. This unit has PLS so I need to resurrect it.
     

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