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

  1. Oct 1, 2013 #1501 of 2374
    unitron

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    I've got an 80 hour image for the 240 platform, but it came from one of those slightly larger than the other brands Maxtors, so you'll probably need at least a 100GB drive to put it on.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2013 #1502 of 2374
    mdjacks

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    My drive died, so im upgrading to a 500GB. So that would be great if i could get a copy.

    Thanks
     
  3. Oct 1, 2013 #1503 of 2374
    unitron

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    unitron

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    Okay, I think I killed my own 540 in the process, but here are 540 images that start in Guided Setup and have the recent "c" version of the software.

    To use either of these, you must have a target drive with an LBA number of at least 80293248, which is just like a 40GB drive, only a little bit larger than the non-Maxtor 40GB drives of that era.


    This one is for use with the MFS Live cd v1.4:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/540c.bak


    and this one is for use with WinMFS:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/540c.tbk


    and my free DropBox account is almost full, so anyone who doesn't yet have a free DropBox account, let me send you an invitation to get one, and when you go through me to get it, we both get extra free space.

    You have to install the software on your Windows PC, but it takes up very little space, doesn't hog resources (it's pretty much dormant unless you're actually uploading something), you don't actually have to upload any files to it if you don't want to, and they don't spam you.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2013 #1505 of 2374
    sbourgeo

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    The new 540 MFSLive backup of software version 9.3.2c-01-2-540 restored without any issues. My trusty old S2 is up and running again and can actually survive daily calls and reboots. :p Thanks unitron, I really appreciate it! :up:
     
  6. Oct 4, 2013 #1506 of 2374
    pnut

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    Hey all,
    Another TCD746320 drive failure :(. I've been trying to use these instructions to recover, but the drive is in rough shape (clicking then stops) and cannot get it to show up (before even attempting to read). This thread turned me on to DvrBARS; can anyone provide a link to an image (ggieseke?)?

    Also, is it possible to image a smaller drive? I only use Tivo as a tuner for a projector. Just curious more than anything (have a bigger replacement available at the moment).

    TIA :up:
     
  7. Oct 4, 2013 #1507 of 2374
    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    No.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2013 #1508 of 2374
    pnut

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    That's what I figured; was worth asking.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2013 #1509 of 2374
    ggieseke

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    PM sent.

    The drive you restore it to has to be at least 320GB.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2013 #1510 of 2374
    pnut

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    Much appreciated:up:
     
  11. Oct 5, 2013 #1511 of 2374
    faiginwells98

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    Hi guys,

    I have a TCD 540040 that I successfully replaced the drive on back in March with a Maxtor Maxline II 320 GB drive. Last month I too ended up getting the constant reboot.

    I bought a new 1TB WD NAS drive and was going to try and use that, thinking my Maxtor went bad, but in researching how to redo another drive, I saw that others had the same problem that I did.

    So I want to try and set up my Maxtor drive again with the new 540 image, but I can't find the instructions that I used last time, nor can I recall how I go about setting up the drive.

    A review of my computer found that I have a copy of winmfs_beta9_3f and also a copy of weaknees_lba_boot_cd.

    Can somebody point me to the current step by step process for setting up the drive again.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2013 #1512 of 2374
    faiginwells98

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    O.k. I have been playing with this for hours and can't make any head way.

    I have tried the win mfs on two computers and can't get it to see either my Maxtor or the new WD NAS drive. I also downloaded the MFS live and couldn't get that to work. I got to the prompt after boot up, but I could get it to restore the 540c.bak.
    Finally, I tried the Weeknees ISO, which is just another Linux program, and I couldn't get that to work either.

    I could really use some help on the current step by step process.

    Thanks again.

    Rob

     
  13. Oct 5, 2013 #1513 of 2374
    unitron

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    The constant reboot may or may not be a failed attempt to switch over to the alternate boot partitions that have just been updated to "c".

    It's also possible that the drive is going bad or that the 540's power supply is going bad (go read up on "capacitor plague) or both.


    Here


    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9838454#post9838454

    just a few posts north, are 540 images with the latest version (c) of the software.

    If by "I have a copy of winmfs_beta9_3f " you mean you have winmfs.exe somewhere on the (or a) hard drive on a PC running Windows, then it'll be easier using the .tbk file.

    If you mean you have a zip file with winmfs in the name, it should unzip to winmfs.exe.

    Probably easiest to put it on the root of the C: drive and let it put an icon on the desktop.

    In addition to proving them on my own 540, I've gotten confirmation that the .bak file intended for use with the MFS Live cd v1.4 is working for others.

    No one has tried the WinMFS version (the .tbk file) yet besides me, but it worked for me and came from the same drive.

    Even if you use WinMFS, it wouldn't be the worst idea in the world to burn yourself a bootable copy of the MFS Live cd v1.4 to have handy, and also make yourself a bootable copy of the Ultimate Boot cd, in case you need hard drive diagnostic software from the people who made the drive.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2013 #1514 of 2374
    faiginwells98

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    Unitron,

    Thank you for your quick reply. I was just going back in to delete my previous two posts. I slowly worked my way back to up and running thanks to your 540c.tbk.

    For those who might have gotten stuck in the "c" problem, and are struggling, a good reminder is that you MUST run winMFS as administrator or you absolutely will not see your drives. I'm embarrassed to say it took me quite a while to figure that out.

    Once I got that figured out, it took no time to redo my drive with your .tbk.

    I am currently in the "loading" part of the getting started menu. So far so good. I will keep an eye on it for a day or two and let you know how the .tbk is working.


    I wanted to use MFS Live (which I downloaded) but I seemed to be having problems at the prompt. Is there a good step by step tutorial that you can recommend for using MFS Live.

    Once again, thank you for all of your help!

     
  15. Oct 5, 2013 #1515 of 2374
    Steny

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    Up and running thank you Unitron!:up:
     
  16. Oct 5, 2013 #1516 of 2374
    pnut

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    Well, still having issues after replacing the drive with a 500GB Seagate. I downloaded the TCD746320 image twice (in case there was corruption), applied the quick and full restores, as well as attempted to use the jmfs boot disc to expand/supersize the drive. With all the combinations I've tried, I'm still getting the reboots (says starting up on the screen, all lights flash, then reboots). Any suggestions? Does it need to be connected to the internet / coax during the initial boot?

    edit: I was able to get the old drive up and running without clicking, and performed the truncated and modified backups. Long story short, I was able to get the modified backup to apply to the new drive, and Tivo started as normal. The bad news is once I got the Tivo buttoned back up to normal, it started the reboot cycle again. I know this isn't a hardware thread, but anyone have any suggestions on troubleshooting the hardware?

    edit2: Based on the troubleshooting from the other forum sections, I believe it is the hard drive as the source. Tivo attempts to start up and is displayed on the screen, all lights flash, then reboots. I'll try imaging the drive again.

     
  17. Oct 5, 2013 #1517 of 2374
    faiginwells98

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    So I got my 540 up and running with the 540c.tbk, but I got the error 51 saying that I could not record etc. I went into the restart and cleared and deleted everything, and it appears to now be working. Apparently the TSN number didn't catch the first time. I will keep an eye on it over the next day or so, but so far so good.

    Thanks again.



     
  18. Oct 8, 2013 #1518 of 2374
    Todd B.

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    Thanks so much, unitron, for your help and for these images. Both of them worked successfully in restoring on my Tivo, via both MFSLive and WinMFS.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2013 #1519 of 2374
    unitron

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    Thanks for confirming both work.

    Is there anybody out there who hasn't buttoned up their 540 yet who could look on the power supply and tell me what amp amount the sticker on the big capacitor says for the 12 V output?
     
  20. Oct 9, 2013 #1520 of 2374
    sbourgeo

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    The sticker on mine says 1.16A @ 12V.
     

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