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

  1. DCswitch

    DCswitch New Member

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    I appreciate you guys posting images. I discovered the TCD540040 image, but unfortunately the links are no longer working (even the newer Dropbox ones). Could you help me out? I have a tcd540080, but I'm pretty sure the tcd540040 will work.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DCswitch

    DCswitch New Member

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    Thanks so much unitron! You just made my night!
    Merry Christmas!
     
  3. DCswitch

    DCswitch New Member

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    Hi unitron- already up and running... I am so happy. I don't mind returning the favor by helping you get more Dropbox space. I don't have an account, so just let me know what I have to do so you get the credit. Peace.
     
  4. lpwcomp

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    Been meaning to do the same thing since I now have a machine that can do Dropbox. For some odd reason, they don't support Win2k.:eek:
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You PM me your email address and I submit it to DB--they email you an invite to sign up for a free DropBox account, you put their (relatively lightweight and unobtrusive) program on your PC, including a little hard drive space for a subdirectory where you put files to be mirrored on their site, if there are any you want to put there.

    You get more free space than if you went straight to them and I get some more free space added to my account.
     
  6. DCswitch

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    Ok- will do. According to what I consider to be a silly rule- the Tivo Community website won't allow me to send you a PM until I submit at least 10 postings. This one will be number 6 (so forgive the next 4 because they're going to be meaningless).
     
  7. DCswitch

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  8. DCswitch

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  9. DCswitch

    DCswitch New Member

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    blah blah blah
    at number 9
     
  10. DCswitch

    DCswitch New Member

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    blah blah blah blah
    and number 10 (and now I can send PM's)
     
  11. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    PM sent.
     
  12. DCswitch

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    I added the 540040c image with WinMFS and I thought everything was great. It booted up and allowed me to connect to the network and download everything. TV was on and running and I could pause and rewind live TV. BUT- it will not allow me to RECORD. It tells me there is a hardware problem and to reboot (which I did several times). So I dropped the image on another hdd and still the same the problem. Is there any other steps I need to do? I have lifetime service.
     
  13. reubanks

    reubanks New Member

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    Did you Clear and Delete Everything?
     
  14. ksmith

    ksmith Keith

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    I just went through the same thing with 24008 showed Error 51 I did the Clear & Delete works great now. Keith
     
  15. unitron

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    The short answer is do a C&DE and then go through Guided Setup again.

    The long answer is that each TiVo has a unique TiVo Service Number "burned" into a chip on the motherboard.

    When the TiVo contacts the TiVo, Inc. servers for guide data and stuff, it reports that number and the servers check it against a database of which number has what account status and reports that info back to the TiVo.

    Also, when you record, your recordings are tied to that number, so you couldn't take a drive out of your 540, pop in someone else's 540, and watch your shows, or stick their drive in your 540 and watch their shows.

    So, in addition to being on the motherboard, the TSN is also recorded on the hard drive, and when you make an image file, that's included.

    When you restore that image to a different drive and put that drive in a different TiVo, there's a mismatch between the TSN on the drive and the TSN on the motherboard, and playback and recording are not going to be allowed until that mismatch is cleared up.
     
  16. DCswitch

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    Thanks everyone for all your help. Unitron- I really appreciate it.
    C&DE worked. I thought I had already done that, but I remembered that the process was taking so long that I pulled the plug (because on that particular hdd dating back to 2002 it had just started failing S.M.A.R.T. tests) and I thought that might be the problem. I forgot to run the C&DE on the healthy drive (circa 2004 -lol).

    After doing the C&DE with a healthy drive- everything worked fine and just for ****s and giggles I made a backup image of that and dropped it on my failing drive. What little life is left in it- it still works too (for now).

    I'm a bit surprised that the C&DE process takes an hour or more. The image is only 250 MB and the drive was completely empty. I'm guessing "clean up" is not exactly what's going on, but rather it's encrypting the drive system (tying the Service Number, TSN, etc.).

    Whatever- it works great again. I'm happy. It's still a merry Christmas. And although it doesn't matter because I just ordered FIOS and I have an HDHomerun I just recently setup- this was more of a tinkering project so I could prove I win (and I suppose to have it working even though it will probably be shoved in the back of my technology graveyard closet). There’s just no dignity in Standard Def –lol.

    Thanks to all and to all a good night.
     
  17. 1larryw

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    ggieseke,

    I would like to get a copy of the image for the TCD746320 as well. Tried a drive upgrade form 320 to 2TB because my WD DVR extender started going wonky. The new drive is causing random reboots, and when I put the old one back in, the opening animations are gone, and there are reboots as well when going through the menus.

    Tivo had me replace the cablecard, and is telling me the hard drive is dying...but it worked fine until the WD DVR extender started to go wonky. I'm thinking when I "divorced" the extender from the old drive, it corrupted the software (and that corruption got transferred to the new drive as well.

    Tivo wants to sell me a refurbished Premier for $150. The unit is less than two years old, and cost me $400 for the lifetime service and $150 for the unit.
     
  18. ggieseke

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    PM sent. Don't forget to run C&DE.
     
  19. wbd

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    Can anyone please help with an original image for model TCD130040 to be used with winmfs restore? I had a 1TB drive that was failing. I was able to use winmfs to create a truncated backup, but winmfs will not allow me to restore it to a 320GB drive I have (because my backup came from a larger drive). Thanks!
     
  20. unitron

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    Supposedly the 130 and 230 images are interchangeable with each other, so if you can find a 230 image, that might work.

    (the 140 and 240 images are also supposed to be interchangeable with each other but the '30 and '40 images are not compatible with each other)

    But WinMFS (or for that matter the MFS Live cd v1.4) should have made a backup from that 1TB that only needs a drive as large as the one from which the image on the 1TB originally came (which would have been a 40GB, although if the original drive was a Maxtor it might have had an LBA number a little bigger than WD and Seagate 40GB drives from that same era), so there's something else going on here.
     

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