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Sony SVR-3000 Connection Problems

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by -pc, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. -pc

    -pc New Member

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    Good Day All,
    I am new to this forum and hope i can get some assistance with a Sony SVR-3000. When i fired up this unit all worked well, with playback etc. but when i tried to connect via the dialup connection, the status screen showed "Connecting .. Negotating" and then failed. Thinking this may be a modem problem, I connected a USR modem via the serial connection and had the same result. I turned on the modem sound, changed the connection speed as low as 300 baud, but again still have the same result. (dial prefix ,#319)
    Any assistance would be greatly apprechated.
    -pc
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If it's really a 3000, and not a 2000, it should have USB slots.

    Got any USB networking adapters lying around?
     
  3. -pc

    -pc New Member

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    Hey unitron,
    Yes this is a Sony SVR-3000 lifer', I have tried a Tivo wireless WIFI adapter and a Linksys USB100TX USB network adapter. The Tivo does not recognize either adapter and only offers to use the internal or external modem to dial-up (way early software?). The dial-up sequence (with the modem volume on) gets as far as the hand shake, after switching several tones, drops to a low tone and never completes the handshake. Its like there is a bad modem on the dial-up network side and i have no way to change the receiving telephone number.
    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated
    tkx
    -pc
     

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  4. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

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    What Software is on this box?

    If it has been sitting idle for years, you might need to use a dialing prefix of ,#401 to force the unit to use the USB port with supported adapater.

    I think 4.x and higher had native support but older versions needed the prefix.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Does it actually say something about an external modem?
     
  6. -pc

    -pc New Member

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    Hey rsnaider,
    Unfortunately when I first fired up the Tivo, the modem didn't connect so I did a full reset on the tivo and did not check for the software version, I will try the #401 and hope it will work.
    Thanks for the assist
    -pc
     
  7. -pc

    -pc New Member

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    Hey unitron, no i don't get any messages about an external modem, both modems dial fine, i cannot get a handshake to complete the connection.
    tkx
    -pc
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Try the internal with ,#019


    http://tivo.drosoph.com/


    ,#2xx and ,#3xx tell it to use the serial port.
     
  9. -pc

    -pc New Member

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    :up: Hey rsnaider U-Rock!,
    I connected via USB/Ethernet and all is well.
    I really appreciate the assist
    Thanks again
    -pc
     
  10. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    And we have all learned something about early S2 software today.
     
  11. -pc

    -pc New Member

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    Hey unitron,
    I connected via USB/Ethernet and all is well.
    I really appreciate the assist and the referal to the Tivo codes list, I am sure that this site will be really useful in the future.
    Thanks again
    -pc
     
  12. rsnaider

    rsnaider Active Member

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    Still have my SVR3000 running today, over 10 years now, so glad to help someone else revive one.
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    You seriously need to make truncated image with both MFS Live and with WinMFS and put them online.

    Contact me at coastalnet.com and I'll get DropBox to send you an invite for a free account and that way we both get extra free space.
     
  14. AviStetto

    AviStetto New Member

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    Did you get a Dropbox with a SVR-3000 image set up?
    I could use one. My hard drive on my 10 year old TiVo just went out.
     

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