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TivoHD TCD652160 Dead HD 2TB WD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tivo4tom, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. tivo4tom

    tivo4tom New Member

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    My Tivo unit started making loud noises from the HD and crashed. I thought I could replace with a 2TB WD AV-GP WD20EURS drive, but now reading some posts - I'm not so certain due to 2TB size and the HD model. Before sending back the HD to Amazon and buying a preloaded HD from Weaknees or DVD-Dude, is it possible to use this drive as a replacement?
     
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Since your original Tivo hard drive crashed, you would have to work with an image of the Tivo software.
    I think it might be possible, someone with more knowledge than I will have to confirm.
    I do know that it is not automated... I think you would have to know your way around hard drive partitions and the way Tivo structures them.

    In your case I think it would be easier to get a pre-loaded hard drive from DVR Dude or Weaknees and be done with it.

    BTW, I hear DVR Dude has better prices and is just as reputable as Weaknees.
     
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    No, you don't.

    I disagree.

    While dvr_dude's prices are much more reasonable, you're still paying a premium.

    Perfectly possible, although it may require a temporary "middleman" drive. You should look at the upgrade threads or perhaps unitron will grace us with his presence here.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    PM me in a few days or post back here, maybe I'll be well enough by then to coherently explain your options which most certainly do include running a WD20EURS in an S3 HD, 'cause I, and a bunch of other people are doing just that.
     
  5. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    WOW! Didn't even have to type your name three times. Get well soon but don't push it. Your health is far more important than anything that happens 'round here. :up:
     
  6. rayman2

    rayman2 New Member

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    I am trying to PM you a message, but I need 10 posts. I will PM you later
     
  7. rayman2

    rayman2 New Member

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    Same problem for me
     
  8. rayman2

    rayman2 New Member

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    Does it say trying to fix the problem?
     
  9. rayman2

    rayman2 New Member

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    Where can you get the image?
     
  10. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

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    Check the Tivo Upgrade Center further down the list of forums. There is a Tivo HD upgrade thread and an image thread.
     
  11. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Do you already own a WD20EURS?

    Do you own a working non-laptop PC that does not have a GigaByte brand motherboard?

    Do you own a #10 Torx bit?
     

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