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TiVo TCD658000...Hard Drive failure - Need Image (.tpk) for WinMFS...Please Help

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by BrianSConover, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    Unless you're worried about the performance/life of a 2TB drive or ,like me, are on a really tight budget where $10-$15 makes a difference, it makes more sense to upgrade to the 2TB.
     
  2. unitron

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    What you can download from TiVo is the source for the Linux code they use.

    That's not all of the TiVo software. There's also the proprietary stuff that they wrote themselves for which they don't make the source available.

    If you have a pc that can run XP, you can also use the MFS Live cd v1.4 (from mfslive.org) to restore a truncated image made by MFS Live or MFS Tools if you should happen to lay hands on one of those.

    MFS Live has no connection to InstantCake.

    If your computer doesn't have a SATA port to which you can connect a SATA drive, you can use a JMicron or Marvell chipset based IDE/SATA adapter* to make any software that has to access the hard drive via the IDE controller (or more accurately any software that only knows to look at /dev/hdx and isn't written to also consider /dev/sdx) think that it's talking to an IDE drive.


    *adapter thread is here

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=416883

    and you can learn stuff by reading it.

    Generally there's really no such thing as a Linux computer or a Windows computer. If you can run one on a given computer, it'll run the other.
     
  3. BrianSConover

    BrianSConover New Member

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    www.tivo.com/linux

    Tivo instructed me to go to this side for all their operating systems...The dilemma is that you need a linux machine to load these resources onto a hard drive prior to dropping into a tivo box?

    I talked to a programming friend he sensed a linux environment was going to be needed.
     
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    That site is for TiVos mods to the linux kernal, some commands and some of the tools. It does not provide you with access to their proprietary code, not even in object(executable) form. You cannot use just what is available there to build a replacement disk for a TiVo.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Go to google and enter

    site:craigslist.org tivo

    then use the search tools on the left to sort by previous month--sort by date

    and look for someone selling an HD XL

    Email them and see if they'll take PayPal and ship

    (there was someone in the Miami/Palm Beach area selling 2 of them at $50 each a few days ago)

    Use it to get the image, then keep it for spare parts or sell it on, and upload the image to a file sharing service so you can help out the next guy.
     
  6. BrianSConover

    BrianSConover New Member

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    Scored a image from dwit...Works like a charm..THANKS FOR THE REPLY
     
  7. Evilearnie

    Evilearnie New Member

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    Any chance of getting this image as well for the Tivo HD XL. Hard drive took a dump never even thought once about having to backup the drive.

    Thanks
     
  8. BrianSConover

    BrianSConover New Member

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    Evilearnie...Can you email me your mailing address...The file you need for the XL is 405MB and Id need to send it to you on a CD Rom.
     
  9. Evilearnie

    Evilearnie New Member

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    Thanks for the help Brian. Glad my Tivo HD XL is back up and running.
     
  10. ParaDiddle

    ParaDiddle New Member

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    Can anyone help me with an image for the TCD658000?
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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  12. David Vaughn

    David Vaughn New Member

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    Any chance you could send me a copy as well? I can paypal you the shipping fee as well as a service charge. I'd PM you, but I don't have 10 postings yet.
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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  14. mgoerlic

    mgoerlic New Member

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    I'm also looking for a drive image for a TiVo HD XL DVR TCD658000. Is anyone able to point me in the right direction?

    Thanks,
    Matthew
     
  15. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

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    Finger...
    You didn't read the post just above???
     
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