I'm setting up a replacement TiVo Premiere (the old one stopped powering up). The MyDVR Expander I was using with the old Premiere doesn't want to work with the replacement for some reason.
After powering down the Premiere, I powered down the Expander, removed the eSATA cable at both ends, put both ends back in their respective connectors, waited 30 sec., then powered the Expander up again. I then powered up the Premiere and went through its usual startup process -- this was after
completing the original Guided Setup.
During that original setup I had gotten a message asking if I wanted to set up the Expander, since at that time I had the Expander plugged into the eSATA port on the TiVo. I told it to go ahead and set up the Expander, but instead I got a screen: " ... the attached external storage device is capable of increasing the storage capacity of your Tivo. But first, you must enable this feature. ... Press SELECT to go back."
On that same screen it had pointed me to www.tivo.com/expand
, but that page was no help in showing me how to "enable" the Expander feature.
I tried accessing the External Storage menu item on the Premiere, but just got the same weird "first, you must enable this feature" screen.
I've tried every combination I could think of to un-marry and then marry the Expander again, but can get no further. The Premiere "knows" an Expander is attached, it's clear, but only the internal drive is actually being used.
I ran the Kickstart 54 procedure and tested both drives, and the external drive seems to be OK (as is the internal drive).
Can anyone advise me as to the magic elixir that will get my Expander and my Premiere married properly?
Thanks in advance!