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01-22-2006, 07:30 PM
If I swap the hard drives in two identical machines, will the programming I have recorded remain on both hard drives? I have an upgraded Tivo with a 200 hour hard drive, but can't get local channels. I want to swap it with a 30 hour Tivo that is getting local channels. Thanks.
01-22-2006, 07:38 PM
To put it simply -- No. The hard drive is tied to the motherboard of the TiVo. This is why when you use the image on an identical but different TiVo, you have to do a Clear and Delete Everything before you can use the new hard drive. Swapping the drives is not an option if you want to preserve your recordings.
I'd recommend re-running Guided Setup, so you can get the local channels on both TiVos. This will not destroy your recordings.
01-22-2006, 07:42 PM
I will try to reset the again. Previous attempts have been unsuccessful though. Thanks a lot for the reply. I appreciate it.
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