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Need an image? Don't PM me. :)

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

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    This

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/140_gset.tbk

    is intended to be used with WinMFS


    It came from a 140060, but the original 60GB drive wasn't in there when I got it, so I don't know if it originally had a "fat" 60GB Maxtor with a slightly higher LBA count than contemporary WD and Seagate 60GB drives or not.

    I made the backup about a year ago, so it'll be "b" instead of "c".

    I don't think I actually tested that image by writing it back to another drive, so if it doesn't work, let me know and I'll try again.

    And if you've never read the SATA/IDE adapter thread--

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

    Short version, S1s need a Marvell chipset based adapter, S2s need a Marvell or a JMicron, and the JMicrons are cheaper.

    Avoid all other chipsets, and don't try to use a Caviar Blue of any kind in an S1--S1's are just terribly finicky.

    AllAboutJeeps says he/she got a JMicron to work in a 140.

    Drive-wise, if you're going to use a SATA, probably the older the better, jumper a 3 down to a 1.5, etc

    If you've got an old 80GB IDE, that should be good enough to try my 60GB image on.


    Rumor has it that you can boot a 140 with 240 software, and maybe a 130 with 230 software, but the 30s and 40s are not compatible with each other.
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    PM me if you need WinMFS and can't find it, the problem with her 140 might be the drive dying (648 250 SATAs are turning up their toes these days so an old IDE going bad should be no surprise), or power supply problems (although I haven't heard of anything below/older than the 240s having "capacitor plague" yet), or both.

    Go ahead and use mfsinfo in WinMFS on the drive that's in the 140 now (and tell us the brand, model number, and LBA count), and post it here for my benefit and so we'll know for certain the minimum swap size allowable.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    WinMFS
     
  4. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    FWIW, I have a working S1 DirecTivo with some bad sectors on the disk that I cannot get a clean backup of with WinMFS or MFSLive.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Thanks guys. Yes I have a few 540 series S2 units and a couple of S2DT units, I think they are all PATA. If not I think I have an USB drive around here somewhere that has a PATA drive in it that I could cannibalize.

    She's trying to transfer the shows she has on it over to her HD right now, and write down the SPs, so I'll grab it tomorrow and have a go at it. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    The S2 DTs all had 80GB drives (except for the ones with 160GB drives) so even if my 140060 image traces its lineage back to a Maxtor they're still big enough.

    You could just copy the old drive, via PC, to another one and see if that works.
     
  7. markshere99

    markshere99 New Member

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    I posted a few months ago and someone (thank you, you know who you are) gave me a link...

    But - I thought I had saved the image but I lost it on my PC, hard drive died, can someone PM me to an image ?
     
  8. RBrown504

    RBrown504 New Member

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    I have a TCD746320 that the hard drive just died in. It is incapable of even creating an image of the disk.

    My question is would someone happen to have an disk image? I've looked everywhere.

    Thanks.
     
  9. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you're anywhere near Raleigh you can just buy another one with an N adapter for $50

    http://raleigh.craigslist.org/ele/4169138621.html

    Use

    dd

    or one of the other "Xerox'ers" to copy the disk over yours, and then sell it or keep it as a parts machine.
     
  10. robomeister

    robomeister DVD TiVo Expert

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    unitron and Dan203,

    Regarding the power supply on the TCD140 TiVo, which is the same as in the TCD130 TiVo. I can confirm that these are subject to the capacitor plague. I've had to repair several power supplies and, of course, the capacitors that need replacing are under the heat sink.

    I have WinMFS images for the TCD140 if you need it. Let me know.

    robomeister
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I wonder if the 230 and 240 power supplies are interchangeable.

    classicsat probably knows for sure.

    Anyway, as I understand it, the 130 and 140 are not software compatible, and neither are the 230 and the 240, but supposedly the 130 and the 230 are, and so are the 140 and 240.

    Again, classicsat probably knows for sure.
     
  12. RBrown504

    RBrown504 New Member

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    I know this probably isn't the best place to post this. But I couldn't send a PM reply. I just wanted to say thanks ggieseke for the image. Tivo booted up fine. Just doing a C&DE to try and get service number back.

    Again thanks :)
     
  13. etz

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    Please, can anyone help me source an image for a Premiere 746320 ?

    I tried to see if I could copy the original drive but it won't even spin up.


    Thanks
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You might try a PM to ggieseke, but since he apparently just sent that image to RBrown504 (see post just before yours), perhaps you could PM them and get them to spread out the workload and pass on the TiVo love.

    And you might need to read through this thread:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=503261

    if you haven't familiarized yourself with DvrBARS yet.
     
  15. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    PM Sent
     
  16. etz

    etz New Member

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    thanks for the tip Unitron. I've read through so many posts and threads (including the DvrBARS thread) that I wasn't really sure what RBrown's reply was referring to anymore.

    PM sent.......
     
  17. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Are you volunteering? :D

    I'm not trying to hog all the fun, but I did promise TiVo to keep it on a PM or email basis instead of just posting the URLs publically. It's been pretty quiet since the Roamios came out.
     
  18. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I was trying to lighten the load on you a bit by suggesting that those who had been helped become helpers themselves.

    My DropBox account is full of S1-S3 images, and has no room for S4 or 5 stuff, besides which I don't have any hardware newer than the various S3 models, or any experience with them.

    Anyone with the money for a PC and a TiVo can obtain an image, so an attempt on TiVo's part at "security through obscurity" is pretty pointless, especially since the only use for their software is to enable use of hardware that requires a subscription for which they have been paid or are being paid on an ongoing basis.
     
  19. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Maybe I'm just a paranoid SOB, but I've suspected for a long time now that w**K**** is the one pushing TiVo to prevent public posting of images. As you point out, the images are useless except on a TiVo with active service.
     
  20. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    To be fair, I was so concerned with getting some form of approval before releasing DvrBARS that I offered everything I could think of to make it seem innocuous.

    It wasn't something TiVo asked for but I'm stuck with it now - I gave my word...

    It's probably a moot point anyway. Donations haven't even paid for the first year of the Dropbox account and next April it's going bye-bye.
     

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