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

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I have an older 658 image (not sure which version) which you could restore without expanding and wait for TiVo to send down the update, and then go back to WinMFS and run

    mfsadd
     
  2. unitron

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  3. jmbach

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    I have the 11.0k version. I am actually using the 658 image on my 648 and testing it. The only function so far that does not work is the software upgrade. When I run that it errors out. I am using it to see if I can get it to expand to 3TB. Since the 648 image is running a 32bit MFS, you can't expand it past 2TB. The 65x series use a 64bit MFS which can go beyond 2TB. I have tried a 3TB drive with the 658 image expanded and the kernel from 648. It boots up completely for a few seconds and reboots. Wanted to see if the 11.0m version does any better. If it doesn't, then it might require a 65x unit to test which I don't have and someone else will have to see if they can expand to 3TB.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Okay, then while you're at it how about fix the 648s so they can use just one M card for both tuners and handle mp4 as well.

    :D
     
  5. kidd777

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    Hello. I've been looking for an answer to this for a little while now and I seem to be a couple years late to the party. I have a Phillips Series 1 HDR212 that is stuck on the boot screen. Everything I've read points to the box not seeing the hard drives. I want to replace the drives but I can't find an image for a series 1. I saw that there was a product called Instantcake that would image a new drive for you but it looks like that site has been gone for a couple years. Can anyone point me toward an image for my Tivo and some instructions on getting it on to a new drive? Thank you.
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    What kind of money are you willing to put into this venture?

    Do you already have the drive you intend to use as a replacement?

    Do you have a PC with IDE ports?

    Do you know how to burn a cd-r "as an image"?

    Do you have a #10 and perhaps a #15 Torx driver?

    I'm not certain of the current status of InstantCake.

    It was a product of PVRupgrade, later DVRupgrade, which was a sponsor here.

    I think that company got bought up or absorbed by current sponsor weaKnees.

    I don't know if they offer it or just pre-imaged drives.

    However, it is possible to get an image file from a fellow TiVo owner and install it to a hard drive using free software.

    We can help you out if you're willing to be guided by us.
     
  7. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    This fully works, including the front panel controls?
     
  8. kidd777

    kidd777 New Member

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    I have a drive already (200GB.) I have I PC with IDE and cables. I have the screw drivers and have already opened the tivo to check that the current drives are spinning (they are.)

    I would love to be guided to try and resurrect my Tivo to keep using my lifetime subscription.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  9. unitron

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    Are you already running a version of Windows on that particular PC?

    Do you have any experience with a command line interface, like Linux or the old "nothing but letters on the screen" DOS?

    (trying to figure out the easiest way for you, which will determine the version of the S1 Philips image to which I point you)
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    So I finally got around to replacing the drive in my Sister's S2 unit, but it didn't work. Not sure if I screwed something up or if maybe it's a power supply issue and not the drive. She told me it was locking up and needing to be rebooted all the time. I assumed it was the drive. I never even tested the TiVo myself. I popped out the drive installed it in an external enclosure I had and connected it to a PC. It was loud, but seemed to work. I used WinMFS to create a backup and then popped a drive out of an old S2DT unit and restored to that. Seemed to go fine but when I put it into the TiVo I get nothing. I get that generic gray "powering up" screen but the drive never seems to be booted. The lights on the front are all lit and never go off. I thought maybe the external enclosure caused some sort of problem so dug up an old PC with PATA ports and plugged both drives into that. I ran WinMFS again and this time did a copy from the old drive to the new one. When that was finally done I put the drive in the TiVo and still nothing. I put the original drive in the TiVo and nothing from that either.

    So I'm thinking it might be a power supply issue. What do you guys think? I don't have another compatible power supply. Do you guys think it's worth buying one just to try and resurrect this?

    My biggest concern is this is a lifetime unit which is the anchor for 3 other HD units with $6.95/mo MSD. If it doesn't make a call will they eventually lose their MSD pricing?
     
  11. lessd

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    If you ever have a problem just use the PLSR code and you will get the MSD pricing.
     
  12. unitron

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    What's the model number of her S2?

    (haven't you been around here long enough to know to include that?)
     
  13. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It is likely the power supply. Take a look at the tops of the capacitors. Are they slightly bulging? That is another hint. I just had a power supply that would run the TiVo, but the drive would not spin up. Replaced the power supply and back in business.
     
  15. unitron

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    Bummer, the ground isn't littered with them the way it is with 540s.

    Sit the TiVo near a PC and power the hard drive off the PC's power supply and then plug the TiVo in and see what happens, and wiggle the IDE cable a lot where it plugs in at both ends.
     
  16. kidd777

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    Either way works for me. I can put whatever version of windows on the machine or work from a command line boot disk.
     
  17. unitron

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    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


    Restore with either, but do not expand as part of the restoration, including at the end when WinMFS offers to.


    Instead, after checking the drive following restoration with


    mfsinfo

    from either program

    and

    pdisk -l /dev/wherever the drive is


    (that's a lowercase L)

    from the Live cd, only then expand with

    mfsadd


    Also see my PM to you.
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm not sure this TiVo is even worth saving. I've looked around and finding a power supply for these things is hard and is going to cost at least $50. I'm not sure it's worth the trouble now that our cable system is all digital and she has to use it with an IR blaster which isn't very reliable.
     
  19. unitron

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    Borrow a voltmeter from someone and check the DC outputs to be sure it's the supply.

    Yellow = +12V

    Red = +5V

    Orange = +3.3V

    If those are close, the 28-30 ish V supply for the tuner is sure to be okay.

    And black, of course, is ground.

    And wiggle the IDE lead at both ends.


    And here's an image you can restore with WinMFS to a drive other than the original* just for test purposes

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


    *Just make sure the LBA number is at least as big. If the original is a Maxtor, then it's probably a little fatter than other brand 60GB drives.
     
  20. kidd777

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    Success!!! My S1 is now booting with a new drive. Thank you for all the help.
     

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