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Upgrade TiVo Hughes DVR40 to 1T (power adapter issue)

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by newswatcher, May 6, 2013.

  1. newswatcher

    newswatcher New Member

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    Apr 9, 2004
    Modesto, CA
    I fell for the 1T upgrade from Weaknees. I am a novice at computer hardware and I have a question. They surprised me by sending a SATA to IDE Adapter which threw a slight curve in my direction as I prepare to upgrade. One of the capacitors (see below) was bent against the the other one and is slightly loose. Should I take a chance and attach the adapter or get a replacement from WK? WK emailed me said it was no problem...

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    They also sent a new IDE cable at first saying I could still use my orig IDE cable or the one they sent; but they say "If your kit also came with a new IDE/drive cable, then be sure to replace the TiVo's cable with the included in your kit. So guess I should use it, right? I'm confused, thought this would easier but now they are confusing me with the adapter and the new IDE cable. Any help/ideas? I've contacted them but they have limited hours and it's hard to get a response let alone a person's name.
     
  2. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    Nov 12, 2004
    Texas
    I put this type if thing into a Phillips DSR7000 and it works perfectly. I didn't use any special cable. I just used the one that came with the Tivo. And the adapter was one that I purchased on eBay a while back. I have 500gb in the box and none of this was purchased from Weakness.
     

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