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Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by TivoDaddy, Dec 21, 2004.
Hi Uncle Poo,
Can you help me get an image for Toshiba RS-TX60, 160 GB drive?
I recently had to relocate my RS-TX60, and upon plugging it in, the two orange/yellow display lights on the front panel flash and the unit no longer starts up. Any ideas or suggestions? It's not in a hot area, is well ventilated, and has been trouble free for years.
sorry this has happened to you, I recently had the same thing, what worked for me was just to unplug it, let it cool down, then retry it until it worked, once it's up, it's usually trouble free. If you have access to the correct screwdrivers you could unscrew it, and make sure all of the connections are good, and dust it with a can of compressed air, the most likely problems with these units are #1 the hard drive and #2 the Power supply. it's possible that somehow your image on the hard drive has become corrupt, or possibly the hard drive is needing replaced, in which case you can get an image thrown on another hard drive. I recommend checking out the weakness troubleshooting section TiVo Repair and Troubleshooting Guide: Problems and Solutions
Hi pswong2, sorry I just now seen this message, yes I can get you the image, but you probably already have it now right?
Just found this forum. My cable company just eliminated all analog channels so I am retiring two RS-TX20s. I guess from this forum, there are still some folks using these. They work great so I am sorry to not be able to use them any longer. I will probably have to put them on eBay there is no analog service available in this area now.
I also dreaded when our Local Cable Company went completely digital, it meant an end to recording one channel on the Tivo built in tuner while watching another channel on the TV set. However these units are fully capable of being of Great use to you. They can change the channels on lots of cable boxes (including the cheap Free to 3 dollar a month mini boxes). All you need is an infrared blaster (under 10 bucks if you can't find yours) If you get the classic lineup you will get everything, They can even control the higher end cable boxes. and if at any point you want to cut the cord you could still use these in combination with a digital television adapter. and pick up everything within your area with no cable tv fees. You could also set up one of these with a good RF TV Modulator and a remote extender and feed your whole house. Your units are far from ready for the junk heap. Whatever you want to do, sell them, keep them, there are people here who are willing to help.
we have 3 of these units and have went from analog cable, to digital cable to now Over the Air TV without a hiccup.
Still using mine (an RS-TX20) for a major urban area's over-the-air signals (with a free digital signal transition converter box) 11 years later, and working like a champ, although the numbers and letters/symbols on the remote's rubber keys have started to rub off, in the last year . . . .
unclepoo, thanks for the information, I am glad to hear these can still be useful.
Since I have both units boxed up, I convinced my wife of the need for a new Roamio and a Mini. So I guess I will look for a new home for my two RS-TX20s. I don't think I'd have too much luck selling them locally. Would you suggest eBay or is there a selling forum on this forum?
For direct sale of items, as well as promotion of eBay auctions: eBay Auction Central
Do note: as nice as these units are/were, they have a low re-sale value . . . .
Uncle poo I'm looking for a Rx-tx60 image let me know if you can help