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Re-image a Series 3 TivoHD

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by osterber, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. osterber

    osterber Active Member

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    I'm a bit lost in all of the stuff posted here. Here's my situation -- I have a TivoHD Series 3 that is largely broken because Tivo accidentally upgraded it to a bogus software version. They are going to charge me a few hundred dollars to replace it.

    What I'd like to do is completely re-image the drive to a "correct" version of the software, so that I can get something working again. The unit has lifetime service. Specifically, it is a TCD652160.

    What's the best/shortest/easiest path? Thanks!

    -Rick
     
  2. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Go here for your TCD652160 image.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    It would need to be updated to be able to use the Tivo since the older versions will not work anymore. The current version is 11.0n.H1 or K1. This is due to the Rovi guide data instead of the old Tivo guide data.
     
  4. osterber

    osterber Active Member

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    OK - so now I'm feeling stuck and silly. I've got a clean drive, I have an image, and I have WinMFS (beta 9.3f). I have the drive connected to a Windows 7 laptop (USB/SATA adapter). I can see the drive in Windows, and with other Windows diagnostic tools. But WinMFS doesn't see any drives to select.

    Am I missing something fundamental?
    -Rick
     
  5. osterber

    osterber Active Member

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    Solved my problem: I needed to do right-click and "Run as Administrator" so it would see the drive. Seems to be working now.
    -Rick
     

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