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swapping HD in my tivo 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by happy1222, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. happy1222

    happy1222 New Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    I swapped a HD from one Tivo 3 to another, same model # TiVo, same HD #.
    the unit boots up, updates my info but it says it detects a hardware change and will not allow programs to be recorded or recordings watched. anyway around this?
  2. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    Did you run it through a "clear and delete everything"?
    That's required if it comes from a different unit.
  3. delgadobb

    delgadobb Active Member

    Mar 6, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    Yes, do a 'clear & delete everything' & that should take care of it. I've gone through this numerous times with pre-imaged drives I've made for a Tivo HD.
  4. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    Unfortunately, anything recorded on the drive is encoded using the Tivo Service Number so it cannot be directly swapped into another Tivo of the same model. As mentioned, the C&DE will fix the issue.
  5. poppagene

    poppagene User

    Dec 29, 2001
    Put it back where it belongs if you need to watch the programs, otherwise select clear and delete everything from the restart or reset system menu.

    HD usually means high definition and HDD is the abbreviation used for hard drive.

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