Originally Posted by TLTypeS
I think I found a way to transfer files off a bricked TiVo. I was able to do it with both my HD's. Make sure all your TiVo's are on your account and all your TiVo's are set to transfer between each other.
I re-ran Guided Setup. Since I am cable, I chose antenna only and after setup was finished, I was able to see all my TiVo's. You may need to reboot after guided setup.
Can someone else try it and report back?
I can confirm that re-running Guided Setup on my TiVo HD afflicted with 11.3 allowed me to transfer recordings off it again. Thanks very much for posting the tip!
More details, if anyone is curious:
Up until the day my replacement arrived, I had been able to transfer recordings of my Tivo HD to my Mac. (I didn't have another TiVo to try transferring them to.)
However, once I set up the Roamio and tried to transfer recordings off the HD to the Roamio, I was told it couldn't due to network problems.
So I went back to the Mac to finish transferring the recordings there, and found I could no longer transfer recordings from the HD to the Mac, either. Rebooting the HD didn't help.
Re-running Guided Setup, as TLTypeS suggested, fixed the problem and now I am in the process of moving recordings from the HD to the Roamio.
I suspect part of the issue may have been removing the cable card from the HD and putting it in the Roamio. After I took the cable card out, the HD repeatedly complained about lack of a cable card and told me to rerun guided setup because my configuration had changed. I don't know why taking out the cable card would have broken network transfers, but since the TiVo was telling me to do it and re-running guided setup did fix it, one is suspicious!
Anyway, this advice helped me… hope it helps others too.