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

  1. Oct 9, 2013 #1521 of 2374
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Thanks.

    I've got a 540 and a 240 and swapped power supplies at some point a couple of years ago while troubleshooting and couldn't remember if I'd ever swapped them back.

    So apparently it's the 240 supply that can deliver a lot more current (4.51A) on the 12V rail.

    If it's working. :rolleyes:;)
     
  2. Oct 9, 2013 #1522 of 2374
    jeffputts

    jeffputts New Member

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    Help I need an image for my Series 1 Phillips HDR112 that has lifetime. got the GSOD and ive been searing forums for days, had an old PM from stan from 2004 when I upgraded the drive lol but the link doesnt work anymore. Can anyone help? Thanks so much!!
     
  3. Oct 9, 2013 #1523 of 2374
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You need to test the drive with the manufacturer's own diagnostic software long test.

    This can probably be found (along with lots of other stuff) on the Ultimate Boot CD.


    Go here:

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html

    and go down to the bottom of the page to the list of mirror sites and right-click on one of the icons just left of one of the mirror site names and chose "Save link as" or whatever the IE or Chrome equivalent is to download the .iso file which you can burn to a cd as an image to get a bootable cd.


    Once you've established that you've got a drive worth using (or gotten another drive), here is what I think is the smallest footprint image available for the S1, and it should be kernel patched for drives over 137GB in size.

    For use with the MFS Live cd v1.4:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/13Phil48.bak


    For use with WinMFS:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/13Phil48.tbk

    I'm sure it'll go on a drive as small as 30GB, and maybe a 20GB.

    It'll only set up one MFS pair.

    Unfortunately, I don't remember which version of the TiVo software this is, so you might need the internal modem to work and need a "real" phone line to hook it to.


    If you need the MFS Live cd .iso, go here:

    http://mfslive.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1121&sid=5ff59207abf231fdfb516367edb293c8

    and click on the attachment link in the lower left hand corner.

    If it doesn't work, PM or email me.

    And if the last time you messed with any of this was the old MFS Tools, go here to get up to speed on the things that have and haven't changed in MFS Live:

    http://www.mfslive.org/fullguide.htm


    and read the release notes as well:

    http://www.mfslive.org/readme.txt


    and if you need the zip file that turns into winmfs.exe, email or PM me.

    And if you don't already have a free DropBox account, if you sign up for one via an invite from me, we both get extra free space, which I'm running short on because of making so many images available.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    And one other thing.

    Series 1s are very persnickety about which hard drives they will or won't work with in which configuration.

    Stuff that works fine in an S2 might just sit there and refuse to boot on an S1.

    If you need a new drive, it may be easier, or at least cheaper, to find a SATA drive instead of an IDE, and going with a SATA drive or 2 will let you hit the limit of 1TB per drive.

    Series 1s have to use a Marvell chipset based SATA/IDE adapter, regardless of which brand or model SATA drive.

    (if it's an IDE drive then it doesn't matter which chipset is on the adapter you won't be needing in the first place. :) )

    They can't use a Western Digital Caviar Blue drive, either IDE or SATA.

    Don't know why, just know they can't (or won't)

    And if you want to do a 2 drive setup, even IDE, and have 2 identical Seagates, that may not work, although one of the Seagates may work just fine and even work with some other brand as the other drive.

    The SATA/IDE adapater thread is here:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=416883

    and you should read all of it if you go with a SATA drive.

    I think a Caviar Black or a Caviar Green will work, but if using a Caviar Green, familiarize yourself with the Intellipark soft boot problem and how to use wdidle3.exe (also available on the UBCD) to disable it.
     
  5. jeffputts

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    thank you so much!! I am up and running, WinMFS is waaay easier then the old way

    Thanks again
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    How did you have that S1 talk to the TiVo servers during setup?

    Internal modem, external modem, network card, ???
     
  7. anand123

    anand123 New Member

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    Could I get a tcd652160 image please? I'm stuck in a reboot and need a clean image to start with. Thanks.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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  9. anand123

    anand123 New Member

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    Wonderful. Thanks! I will try it out when my new drive comes in. Much appreciated.
     
  10. pnut

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    I thought I would give a quick update on my scenario; after replacing my bad hard drive, I was still having issues. Tried a couple different images and only had success once. Long story short, I had a bad SATA cable. After taking a dremel to the adapter to separate the power to the drive, I was able to replace the SATA cable and was back to being fully functional.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Congrats on hanging in there.
     
  12. pnut

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    Thanks, I really only use it as a tuner for my projector, so I didn't want to throw too much money at it. Appreciate the support here. :up:
     
  13. cptn_zippy

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    Looking for the image for a TCD540080, but the dropbox links aren't working, getting a 404 error...
     
  14. flatbroke

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    Just like a few others I am also looking for a HR10-250 image because of a hard drive failuer. Can you share this image with us?
     
  15. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    These are the most recent links, maybe you ran into Time-Warner's outage in the northeast somehow.

    There for (or at least from) the slightly bigger than everybody else's 40GB Maxtor 40GB, but that means they'll fit on anything from about 41GB up and you can just expand into the empty space.

    The software is the same for all of the 540 models.


    For use with the MFS Live cd v1.4

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/540040c.bak

    For use with the WinMFS program

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/540040c.tbk


    They seem to be working now.
     
  16. cptn_zippy

    cptn_zippy New Member

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    Ok, I got them. They are working now :)

    Thanks -
     
  17. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    Hello all,

    How about a blast from the past. I need an image for the Toshiba RS-TX60. I thought I had one, but the source disc must be damaged, because I cannot get a clean backup image from it. The TiVo boots with the image, but won't let me make a backup.

    I know an image from a RS-TX20 will work, but I want a real TX60 image, so it will say "RS-TX60" in the system info page.

    I mostly use WinMFS, but I can use a mstools backup, too.

    I anyone is selling their old TX60 or would like to "get rid of" one, send me a PM. Maybe we can work out a deal.

    Thankx,

    robomeister

    P.S. If anyone needs an image for any of other Series 2 TiVos, I have most of them. Let me know.
     
  18. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    Still needing this image? I have a few at home I can host, let me know
     
  19. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Do you already have a free DropBox account?

    If not, I can give them your email address so that I get credit when they send you an invite, and when you sign up for it we both get extra free space.

    It's pretty much the perfect way to host TiVo images.
     
  20. cr33p

    cr33p New Member

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    I do have an account, sorry , but thanks! 46.4gb free :)
     

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