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Premiere Boot Loop

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by csm10495, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Does the known working Premiere have a drive the same size as yours? If it does you could use that drive to copy from. I have used a Premiere image in a Premiere XL and forced a connection upon initial startup via the kickstart portal to install the correct OS. You have to do a clear and delete everything afterwards in order for the unit to sync with the mothership to provide correct activation information.

    Another member, ggieseke, has been working on something that might work for you.

    As for reading the raw data, not something for the faint of heart but too difficult. I find iBored works well for me the majority of the time. It will open the drive as read only on start up. You will get and initial Window listing drives it sees. Pick your Tivo drive. Will usually start at block 0. If block 0 is in Tivo format it will open up in the raw window. If it matches one of its templates it will open up in the template window. (MBR, GUID, etc) You will see in the first line of block 0 something like "/dev/sda7" or possibly "/dev/sda4" If you see that then block 0 is probably not your problem. There is some other code in block 0 but most of it is 0.

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  2. shamilian

    shamilian Member

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    I had a similar problem with a new premiere after about 24-hours of running it started a reboot loop. Since it was new I did not try to diagnose the problem, Tivo swapped it.

    I also could not get to the kickstart.

    My best guess was a problem with the power supply. If you have access to an alternate power supply you might try to power the disk from an alternate supply and use a different SATA connector.


    If that does not work then something on the motherboard failed.
     

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