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Old 01-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #811
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My Series 2, Pioneer DVR-810H-S hard drive died. No backup

I'm not sure InstantCake will work with my old pc.

(apologies if I missed the thread that covers this)

Can anyone point me to what my options are to get a backup image? Would appreciate any info on how to get an image ??
Instant Cake will probably work better with your old PC than on a new one.

But you can probably find another on of that same model TiVo on Craigslist for the same price as they're asking for IC now.
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MFSLive Tools + IC image worked as expected. Is there any warehousing on the Forums in case anyone else needs it?
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #813
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MFSLive Tools + IC image worked as expected. Is there any warehousing on the Forums in case anyone else needs it?
Even if you could store that image on this site, it (Instant Cake) is a licensed commercial product (from a TCF sponsor, no less), so it would be improper and probably copyright infringement for you to make a copy of the Instant Cake cd .iso available.

Open an account at dropbox, and if you happen to have a working TiVo in the house, pull the drive, use the MFS Live cd v1.4 from mfslive.org (not the IC cd) to make a truncated image, give the file a .bak extension.

Use WinMFS, also from mfslive.org, to make a truncated image, but this one gets a .tbk extension--WinMFS does that by default.

Then upload both to your dropbox account.

If anyone comes along looking for an image for that particular model, send them the dropbox links.

Backing up with both programs doubles the chances of having the right version on hand no matter which program the "beg-ee" wishes to use to do the restoration.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #814
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Could I get a PM on where I can find an image for my TCD648250B?

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #815
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Image File for TCD230040

My long-time friend, a TCD230040 with a lifetime sub, came down with the GSOD. Could anyone out there help me with an image file?
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:26 PM   #816
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My long-time friend, a TCD230040 with a lifetime sub, came down with the GSOD. Could anyone out there help me with an image file?
If you have a drive with an LBA number of at least 160086528 (that's the size of the 80GB Maxtor that's a little bigger than an 80GB WD ), you might be able to use this one

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...32#post8707432

from a TCD24008A.

Download both versions to keep them on the server longer.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #817
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Thanks!

Thanks for the possible fix. I'll report how it goes.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #818
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Thanks for the possible fix. I'll report how it goes.
It's not impossible that the power supply has developed capacitor problems.

Go read the wikipedia page on capacitor plague to learn how to visually spot the problem.

Take the drive out of that TiVo, hook it to a computer, and run the drive manufacturer's diagnostics on it. If it's a Maxtor drive, use the Seagate diagnostic software.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #819
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Could I get a PM on where I can find an image for my TCD648250B?

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Scroll back, page 25, #739. I just checked links, appear to still be valid. I have used the Supafly image myself. Just remember you will have to Clear and Delete after initial setup.
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Question Need an image for a TCD-140060

Hello.
Does anyone have an image for a 140060? Preferably a WinMFS-friendly one?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:36 PM   #821
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Does anyone have an image for a 140060? Preferably a WinMFS-friendly one?

Thanks in advance.
Rumor has it that the 140s and 240s can use the same software.

A few pages back I've got links to .tbk and .bak versions of a 24008A image.

Download both to keep them alive on the server.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #822
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Rumor has it that the 140s and 240s can use the same software.

A few pages back I've got links to .tbk and .bak versions of a 24008A image.

Download both to keep them alive on the server.
I have an old drive from a 240080 box that I booted in this box to check my power supply fix. It booted but came back with an Important Message about there being a hardware error and I had 3 choices; the first two being Restart the DVR or Skip for now. I don't remember the 3rd. At this point I figure I'd better get an exact image if I can.

Does anybody know what steps I should take if I proceed with the 240--- image? This was on a 40GB drive; would that make a difference?

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I have an old drive from a 240080 box that I booted in this box to check my power supply fix. It booted but came back with an Important Message about there being a hardware error and I had 3 choices; the first two being Restart the DVR or Skip for now. I don't remember the 3rd. At this point I figure I'd better get an exact image if I can.

Does anybody know what steps I should take if I proceed with the 240--- image? This was on a 40GB drive; would that make a difference?

TIA!
That important message is basically an error 51, you've got software that expects to be an a TiVo with a particular TiVo Service Number suddenly finding itself on a TiVo with a different TSN.

Running Guided Setup should fix it.

Maybe classicsat will drop by with a definitive answer about 140 and 240 image compatibility.

What size hard drive are you trying to restore to?

The original drive in a 24008A is a Maxtor 80GB, which has a larger LBA number than an 80GB WD, and the image won't go onto anything smaller than the original drive.

What brand and model is that 40GB?

It could maybe have been transplanted in from a 240040 or 24004A.

Don't do anything with it in the TiVo, just hook it to a computer and make images from it with both WinMFS and the MFS Live cd.

Although if that "Skip for now" option will let you get into system information without having to go through guided setup, make a note of what software version it says it's running--the entire long number, and post it here.

If that 140 is worth reviving, it's worth an adapter and a big SATA drive.

Consult the adapter thread.
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That important message is basically an error 51, you've got software that expects to be an a TiVo with a particular TiVo Service Number suddenly finding itself on a TiVo with a different TSN.

Running Guided Setup should fix it.

Maybe classicsat will drop by with a definitive answer about 140 and 240 image compatibility.

What size hard drive are you trying to restore to?

The original drive in a 24008A is a Maxtor 80GB, which has a larger LBA number than an 80GB WD, and the image won't go onto anything smaller than the original drive.

What brand and model is that 40GB?

It could maybe have been transplanted in from a 240040 or 24004A.

Don't do anything with it in the TiVo, just hook it to a computer and make images from it with both WinMFS and the MFS Live cd.

Although if that "Skip for now" option will let you get into system information without having to go through guided setup, make a note of what software version it says it's running--the entire long number, and post it here.

If that 140 is worth reviving, it's worth an adapter and a big SATA drive.

Consult the adapter thread.
I mis-spoke. I had an original 40GB drive from a 240040 that I tried to boot in this 140060 box, which has the original 60GB drive that won't boot now after the power supply went south. I fixed the PS but can't get the 60GB drive to boot so I naively tried to boot this 40giger just to confirm that the PS is okay. So now what to do. The 60GB drive is a WD. I'll try again to boot with the 40GB and see if I can get the s/w version.
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I mis-spoke. I had an original 40GB drive from a 240040 that I tried to boot in this 140060 box, which has the original 60GB drive that won't boot now after the power supply went south. I fixed the PS but can't get the 60GB drive to boot so I naively tried to boot this 40giger just to confirm that the PS is okay. So now what to do. The 60GB drive is a WD. I'll try again to boot with the 40GB and see if I can get the s/w version.
I'll send you a link to a WinMFS image for a 40GB TCD240 in case you can't get anything off of your drive. If Unitron is correct about them using the same SW version then the 40GB image should fit on your 60GB drive if you still want to get that going.
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I'll send you a link to a WinMFS image for a 40GB TCD240 in case you can't get anything off of your drive. If Unitron is correct about them using the same SW version then the 40GB image should fit on your 60GB drive if you still want to get that going.
Thanks lillevig and unitron. I will try your links but I may try to get an image off of my own 40GB which is from a 24004A and is running 9.3.2b--- s/w. I know this because I have this unit with a 250GB running right now. Maybe that might be an issue when trying to run it in the 140060 box?
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:28 PM   #827
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Long time lurker, first time poster... Looking for an image for a Tivo Series 3 model TCD648250B. Moved to a new house and the movers were not kind to my Tivo's... This is the only one, who's backup image became corrupted...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Long time lurker, first time poster... Looking for an image for a Tivo Series 3 model TCD648250B. Moved to a new house and the movers were not kind to my Tivo's... This is the only one, who's backup image became corrupted...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Got somewhere I can upload it to?
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Okay, here's a 13GB truncated Series 1 Philips, software version 3, LBA48 patched, original S1 style partition layout, starts in Guided Setup image in both flavors, MFS Live and WinMFS


Remember to not use the -p option with the restore command on the MFS Live cd and make sure WinMFS is set to not use the "optimized" partition layout.


This is the one to restore with the MFS Live cd

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/13Phil48.bak

and this is the one to restore with WinMFS

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/13Phil48.tbk
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I have a LT series 3 TCD648250B that i am trying to resurrect. Anybody have an image I can use and perhaps some guidance on how to use it. I got an image from a torrent, but im not sure if it is correct file type.

I would prefer to go with WinMFS if possible...
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I have a LT series 3 TCD648250B that i am trying to resurrect. Anybody have an image I can use and perhaps some guidance on how to use it. I got an image from a torrent, but im not sure if it is correct file type.

I would prefer to go with WinMFS if possible...
Are you going to try to re-use the original drive?

If so, we should do a few things first.


Are you looking to go onto a bigger drive?

When you say resurrect, exactly what's wrong with it now?

Let's be sure we're solving the right problem.

EDIT: Disregard the next question. Have no idea why I didn't realize you meant lifetimed.

"I have a LT series 3"

What's an LT?

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MFS Live cd v1.4 version


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/648250b.bak


WinMFS version

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/648250b.tbk

If you want your own free dropbox account we can both get extra storage space if you get it in response to an invitation from me.

Click my user name and email me and we can discuss it.
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The LT was lifetimed...sorry about that.

The unit boots up and gets stuck in the setup process at the Loading Data stage after setting the wifi adapter up. I tried kickstarting and no change. Hoping it is the hdd and that a new one will make it work again. I bought it for relatively cheap assuming I would be able to fix it.

Using the WINMFS version...what am i going to be doing to start anew with a new hdd. Will I be using the old one at all. I have upgraded a couple of tivos in the past...one quite a while ago with linux commands and one within windows...but never have done this without having a good drive to copy the software from.

Any help would be much appreciated....like, what do I do with these files...sorry and thanks Unitron.

And I do have a dropbox account and it is pretty much full

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Are you going to try to re-use the original drive?

If so, we should do a few things first.


Are you looking to go onto a bigger drive?

When you say resurrect, exactly what's wrong with it now?

Let's be sure we're solving the right problem.

EDIT: Disregard the next question. Have no idea why I didn't realize you meant lifetimed.

"I have a LT series 3"

What's an LT?

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MFS Live cd v1.4 version


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/648250b.bak


WinMFS version

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/648250b.tbk

If you want your own free dropbox account we can both get extra storage space if you get it in response to an invitation from me.

Click my user name and email me and we can discuss it.

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The LT was lifetimed...sorry about that.

The unit boots up and gets stuck in the setup process at the Loading Data stage after setting the wifi adapter up. I tried kickstarting and no change. Hoping it is the hdd and that a new one will make it work again. I bought it for relatively cheap assuming I would be able to fix it.

Using the WINMFS version...what am i going to be doing to start anew with a new hdd. Will I be using the old one at all. I have upgraded a couple of tivos in the past...one quite a while ago with linux commands and one within windows...but never have done this without having a good drive to copy the software from.

Any help would be much appreciated....like, what do I do with these files...sorry and thanks Unitron.

And I do have a dropbox account and it is pretty much full
Mine's pretty much full, too, all TiVo images, which is why I'm trolling for extra free space.

I've got other images on sendspace, but they have to be downloaded every so often to keep alive. If you're bored, feel free to search my posts in this thread and download some of them for the benefit of later searchers with different models.

Do you mean you bought the TiVo itself cheap hoping to fix it?

Does that mean it still has the original 250GB drive?

If so, take out the drive, hook it to a Windows computer, DO NOT try to look at the drive with any Windows program, launch WinMFS, select that drive, make sure you've got the right one, click on mfsinfo, see if it's set to boot from partitions 3 and 4, which we'll call Option 1, or from 6 and 7, which we'll call Option 2.

Then click on fixboot and choose the opposite option. If you're booting from 3 and 4, choose option 2 to change it to 6 and 7. If you're booting from 6 and 7, choose option 1 to change it to 3 and 4.

Then click on fix swap.

Then exit, power down, put it back in the TiVo and try again.

You are using the TiVo brand wireless adapter, right?

Can you temporarily use a Cat5 cable and hook it straight to your router?

Oh, in setup, give it a fixed IP address. Actually give anything and everything on the network that doesn't travel a fixed IP address.

Can't hurt, might help.

My main router's address is 192.168.1.1, with a wireless router hanging off of it at .2, a wired at .3, and two more planned for .4 and .5.

Each router is, or will be, assigned one of the numbers from .250 to .254 for DHCP it can hand out.

Network attached storage starts at .20

Computers start at .100

TiVos start at .201 (I've got one computer that's on .200 servicing the living room TiVos)

Planning it out that way, no conflicts. I can increase the DHCP range downward if necessary, without hitting anything else until or unless I get like 7 Tivos for each room, which ain't happening, even if they were free ('cause the light bill ain't).

Those are the public links for those images on dropbox, just click on them and the download "open or save" box should pop up.

But maybe you won't need them.
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Thanks for all that info Unitron. The drive is the original 250GB WD2500BS drive. From what I understand this Tivo was never actually run through guided setup and it looks clean as a whistle inside. Yes I bought the tivo form someone on the forum here ... they werent interested in trying to fix it so I took a chance with it since it has lifetime on it.

I will try the swap tonight and let you know what happens...thanks again.

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Mine's pretty much full, too, all TiVo images, which is why I'm trolling for extra free space.

I've got other images on sendspace, but they have to be downloaded every so often to keep alive. If you're bored, feel free to search my posts in this thread and download some of them for the benefit of later searchers with different models.

Do you mean you bought the TiVo itself cheap hoping to fix it?

Does that mean it still has the original 250GB drive?

If so, take out the drive, hook it to a Windows computer, DO NOT try to look at the drive with any Windows program, launch WinMFS, select that drive, make sure you've got the right one, click on mfsinfo, see if it's set to boot from partitions 3 and 4, which we'll call Option 1, or from 6 and 7, which we'll call Option 2.

Then click on fixboot and choose the opposite option. If you're booting from 3 and 4, choose option 2 to change it to 6 and 7. If you're booting from 6 and 7, choose option 1 to change it to 3 and 4.

Then click on fix swap.

Then exit, power down, put it back in the TiVo and try again.

You are using the TiVo brand wireless adapter, right?

Can you temporarily use a Cat5 cable and hook it straight to your router?

Oh, in setup, give it a fixed IP address. Actually give anything and everything on the network that doesn't travel a fixed IP address.

Can't hurt, might help.

My main router's address is 192.168.1.1, with a wireless router hanging off of it at .2, a wired at .3, and two more planned for .4 and .5.

Each router is, or will be, assigned one of the numbers from .250 to .254 for DHCP it can hand out.

Network attached storage starts at .20

Computers start at .100

TiVos start at .201 (I've got one computer that's on .200 servicing the living room TiVos)

Planning it out that way, no conflicts. I can increase the DHCP range downward if necessary, without hitting anything else until or unless I get like 7 Tivos for each room, which ain't happening, even if they were free ('cause the light bill ain't).

Those are the public links for those images on dropbox, just click on them and the download "open or save" box should pop up.

But maybe you won't need them.

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Thanks for all that info Unitron. The drive is the original 250GB WD2500BS drive. From what I understand this Tivo was never actually run through guided setup and it looks clean as a whistle inside. Yes I bought the tivo form someone on the forum here ... they werent interested in trying to fix it so I took a chance with it since it has lifetime on it.

I will try the swap tonight and let you know what happens...thanks again.

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Pull the drive, hook it to a computer, do not boot into Windows, and run WD's diagnostic software on it.
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Based on an email I got notifying me of a post which should be here but isn't, I'm thinking someone figured out that one needs administrator privileges in Windows 7 to see drives in WinMFS, but was too embarassed to share that bit of info with posterity.
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Based on an email I got notifying me of a post which should be here but isn't, I'm thinking someone figured out that one needs administrator privileges in Windows 7 to see drives in WinMFS, but was too embarassed to share that bit of info with posterity.
You got that right unitron...I figured that part out almost immediately.

Now, The drive checked ok on both tests, and I did the fix swap commands in winMFS...and I hooked the tivo up direct to the router. Still, durring the "loading info" step of setup I get "error S03" and it stops...

I am thinking of reimaging the drive using the link you provided...I do not have a large enough blank hdd to try a fresh one and they are too expensive right now just to buy one to play with...winMSF wont let me install the image on a 120GB drive...I guess it needs to be 250GB like the original or bigger.

Any other ideas before I destroy the original image with winMFS restore?

start edit......

went ahead and reimaged the drive and IT WORKED...no more s03 error. I did however get a #51 error after setup completed. I found that "clear and delete everything" was the cure and that worked too. Thanks for all the help. Hope this helps someone else out in the future.

end edit....

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #838
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Based on an email I got notifying me of a post which should be here but isn't, I'm thinking someone figured out that one needs administrator privileges in Windows 7 to see drives in WinMFS, but was too embarassed to share that bit of info with posterity.
Administrator mode also needed to run it in Vista (for those still in limbo between XP and 7).
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #839
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You got that right unitron...I figured that part out almost immediately.

Now, The drive checked ok on both tests, and I did the fix swap commands in winMFS...and I hooked the tivo up direct to the router. Still, durring the "loading info" step of setup I get "error S03" and it stops...

I am thinking of reimaging the drive using the link you provided...I do not have a large enough blank hdd to try a fresh one and they are too expensive right now just to buy one to play with...winMSF wont let me install the image on a 120GB drive...I guess it needs to be 250GB like the original or bigger.

Any other ideas before I destroy the original image with winMFS restore?

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went ahead and reimaged the drive and IT WORKED...no more s03 error. I did however get a #51 error after setup completed. I found that "clear and delete everything" was the cure and that worked too. Thanks for all the help. Hope this helps someone else out in the future.

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Since you bought it from someone else, did you check to see if it had any shows on it you wanted to save?

If not, before running guided setup to put in your own zip code and area code, did you try a "Clear & Delete Everything" to see if that would cure it?
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:21 PM   #840
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Looking for an image for an original Series 3 250gb (TCD648250). Thanks!
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