Originally Posted by andrewc2
Picked this Series 2 TDC240040 that gets stuck on Welcome. Powering up... the hard drive was replaced by the previous owner at some point, I replaced the ribbon cable and I can hear the drive spin up at power up.
I also tried putting my old maxtor drive from my TDC24004A however that exhibited the same result. I took another drive I had and used winmfs to restore a backup (240080) but I'm guessing it can't use that backup as it didn't work either.
I'm trying to get this machine working without laying out more money than I could have purchased a working unit for.
Perhaps someone might have the proper image for this unit that I could try?
A 240080 image is going to want to restore to an 80GB hard drive, and probably one of the "fat" Maxtors TiVo used at that.
But as long as the drive is big enough for the image any 240 image should work.
As long as it's already opened up anyway, check the capacitors on the power supply board.
What's the brand and model number of the drive the previous owner put in?