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Week for Dead Tivos.

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Gary-B, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Gary-B

    Gary-B Member

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    After replacing the bad PS in my S3, My wifes Premiere XL died.
    Changed power supply with a reg. premiere power supply with no help. It's stuck on Welcome! Starting Up and just sits there.
    Would the Hard drive from the Premiere work in the Premiere XL?
     
  2. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    NO, as far as i know, but you could try but i think the guide data will stop comming after a few days.
     
  3. Gary-B

    Gary-B Member

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    It worked. Had to do a clear & delete get it to work.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Well it would screw up the Premiere hard drive so that it couldn't be used in the Premiere again, possibly.

    (unless you dd'ed from another Premiere drive to it)

    However, it might work well enough that you could safely assume the problem to be with the XL's hard drive.

    But that wouldn't tell you if it's the drive itself or the software on it.

    Suggest you run manufacturer's long test on XL drive first.
     
  5. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    You will not know for a few days because as i understand the problem your first load of guide data goes OK but you will not get any updates to that guide data so the TiVo will run out of guide data in about 12 days, let us know what happens.
     

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