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Old 11-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #1591
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unitron and Dan203,

Regarding the power supply on the TCD140 TiVo, which is the same as in the TCD130 TiVo. I can confirm that these are subject to the capacitor plague. I've had to repair several power supplies and, of course, the capacitors that need replacing are under the heat sink.

I have WinMFS images for the TCD140 if you need it. Let me know.

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I wonder if the 230 and 240 power supplies are interchangeable.

classicsat probably knows for sure.

Anyway, as I understand it, the 130 and 140 are not software compatible, and neither are the 230 and the 240, but supposedly the 130 and the 230 are, and so are the 140 and 240.

Again, classicsat probably knows for sure.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #1592
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I know this probably isn't the best place to post this. But I couldn't send a PM reply. I just wanted to say thanks ggieseke for the image. Tivo booted up fine. Just doing a C&DE to try and get service number back.

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Old 11-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #1593
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Please, can anyone help me source an image for a Premiere 746320 ?

I tried to see if I could copy the original drive but it won't even spin up.


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Old 11-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #1594
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Please, can anyone help me source an image for a Premiere 746320 ?

I tried to see if I could copy the original drive but it won't even spin up.


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You might try a PM to ggieseke, but since he apparently just sent that image to RBrown504 (see post just before yours), perhaps you could PM them and get them to spread out the workload and pass on the TiVo love.

And you might need to read through this thread:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=503261

if you haven't familiarized yourself with DvrBARS yet.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #1595
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Please, can anyone help me source an image for a Premiere 746320 ?

I tried to see if I could copy the original drive but it won't even spin up.


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Old 11-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #1596
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thanks for the tip Unitron. I've read through so many posts and threads (including the DvrBARS thread) that I wasn't really sure what RBrown's reply was referring to anymore.

PM sent.......
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #1597
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You might try a PM to ggieseke, but since he apparently just sent that image to RBrown504 (see post just before yours), perhaps you could PM them and get them to spread out the workload and pass on the TiVo love.
Are you volunteering?

I'm not trying to hog all the fun, but I did promise TiVo to keep it on a PM or email basis instead of just posting the URLs publically. It's been pretty quiet since the Roamios came out.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #1598
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Are you volunteering?

I'm not trying to hog all the fun, but I did promise TiVo to keep it on a PM or email basis instead of just posting the URLs publically. It's been pretty quiet since the Roamios came out.
I was trying to lighten the load on you a bit by suggesting that those who had been helped become helpers themselves.

My DropBox account is full of S1-S3 images, and has no room for S4 or 5 stuff, besides which I don't have any hardware newer than the various S3 models, or any experience with them.

Anyone with the money for a PC and a TiVo can obtain an image, so an attempt on TiVo's part at "security through obscurity" is pretty pointless, especially since the only use for their software is to enable use of hardware that requires a subscription for which they have been paid or are being paid on an ongoing basis.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:55 PM   #1599
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I was trying to lighten the load on you a bit by suggesting that those who had been helped become helpers themselves.

My DropBox account is full of S1-S3 images, and has no room for S4 or 5 stuff, besides which I don't have any hardware newer than the various S3 models, or any experience with them.

Anyone with the money for a PC and a TiVo can obtain an image, so an attempt on TiVo's part at "security through obscurity" is pretty pointless, especially since the only use for their software is to enable use of hardware that requires a subscription for which they have been paid or are being paid on an ongoing basis.
Maybe I'm just a paranoid SOB, but I've suspected for a long time now that w**K**** is the one pushing TiVo to prevent public posting of images. As you point out, the images are useless except on a TiVo with active service.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #1600
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To be fair, I was so concerned with getting some form of approval before releasing DvrBARS that I offered everything I could think of to make it seem innocuous.

It wasn't something TiVo asked for but I'm stuck with it now - I gave my word...

It's probably a moot point anyway. Donations haven't even paid for the first year of the Dropbox account and next April it's going bye-bye.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:52 PM   #1601
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Regarding the power supplies and image swapping:

The power supplies in TCD130 and TCD140 are interchangeable.

The power supplies in TCD230 and TCD240 are interchangeable. You can also use these in TCD540, but I wouldn't use a power supply from a TCD540 in a TCD230/240. The TCD540 power supply is weak, especially if you are trying to power 2 hard drives. The same is true for the power supply in a Humax T800 or a T2500. The supply is weak, but you can use a supply from a TCD230/240 in the Humax.

I can also confirm that:
The images for a TCD140 and a TCD240 are interchangeable.
The images for a TCD130 and a TCD230 are interchangeable.
The images for a TCD130 and a TCD140 are NOT interchangeable.
The images for a TCD230 and a TCD240 are NOT interchangeable.
I've tried all of these scenarios.

Hope that helps someone out there.

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Old 11-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #1602
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To be fair, I was so concerned with getting some form of approval before releasing DvrBARS that I offered everything I could think of to make it seem innocuous.

It wasn't something TiVo asked for but I'm stuck with it now - I gave my word...

It's probably a moot point anyway. Donations haven't even paid for the first year of the Dropbox account and next April it's going bye-bye.
Did you have to go with a paid DB account to accomodate really big files, or just a large number of files?

What kind of money are we talking to keep it going for a year?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:01 AM   #1603
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It's probably a moot point anyway. Donations haven't even paid for the first year of the Dropbox account and next April it's going bye-bye.
What does a paid dropbox account cost? I haven't had the need for DvrBARS with the TCD746320 I got for my parents, but it's nice to know the software and images are out there if I need them.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:37 PM   #1604
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The DB account is 100GB for $100/year. I'm using a bit over 6GB right now.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:48 PM   #1605
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The DB account is 100GB for $100/year. I'm using a bit over 6GB right now.
Thanks. I just figured out I needed to actually download and run DvrBARS to donate. Donation sent and please keep up the great work (it _is_ appreciated)!
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:33 AM   #1606
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Thanks. I just figured out I needed to actually download and run DvrBARS to donate. Donation sent and please keep up the great work (it _is_ appreciated)!
You just broke the break-even point on donations, so that Dropbox account will continue for at least another year. Many thanks!
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:32 AM   #1607
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The DB account is 100GB for $100/year. I'm using a bit over 6GB right now.
Seems like overkill, since I've got 6.75GB with just a free account.

Of course that includes the extra free space I've gotten from the few people who've also gotten free space by signing up in the way that gets me credit for bringing them to DropBox.

But that's why I don't have a paid account, because the only choices they offer are small and free or way more space than I need for way more than I want to spend, with nothing in between.

Maybe the accounting expense means they can't make any money by offering anything in the $5 to $50 dollar per year range, otherwise it seems they're missing an opportunity.

Is the only way to donate to actually run DvrBARS?

(which I haven't yet needed due to not messing with anything newer than S3s so far)
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #1608
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Don't you automatically get 15 GPS free with copy.com? Or is there a difference how these services work?

I also really like how BitTorrentSync works. That's a local solution that was really easy to setup.

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Old 11-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #1609
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Don't you automatically get 15 GPS free with copy.com? Or is there a difference how these services work?

I also really like how BitTorrentSync works. That's a local solution that was really easy to setup.
I've only used SendSpace and DropBox.

I don't remember what the space limitation was on a free SendSpace account, but files would "age off" if no one downloaded them after a certain length of time, so I'd have to upload the same TiVo image file again if someone needed it.

DropBox doesn't do that.

I'm getting my money's worth and then some out of my free DropBox account.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #1610
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Yeah, it's overkill but I've looked at several sites and settled on Dropbox because I can give someone a link and they don't get buried in BS. Try finding a clean copy of the Ultimate Boot CD without getting sidetracked 80 times and you'll know what I mean. I didn't want to make it an excercise in web savvy just to get a Premiere image but I wish they had a smaller plan.

One of the folks that sent me some early Roamio images used drop.com and it looked just like Dropbox but they had 10GB for free (if memory serves). It could be a Romanian hacker site for all I know, but it looked promising.

I haven't really investigated other options since April 2014 was my deadline. Sbourgeo's donation pushed it past the break-even point today so it's not an issue for another year. Many, many thanks to Stephen and to all who donated previously.

P.S. Don't tell jmbach, who has been trying to get me to edit my first DvrBARS post since the day I made it. Somehow adding a Donate button to a post on this forum has eluded me.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:20 PM   #1611
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I have not been a regular in this thread. It looks like people are helping each other out with storing various images and sharing the links.

I am certainly able to assist with that in some way if needed.
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Glad to help. Just try to remember that when I come crying for a TCD746320 image.
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It's probably a moot point anyway. Donations haven't even paid for the first year of the Dropbox account and next April it's going bye-bye.
Wow, that's amazing since it would seem to indicate very few people that are using it are donating (or the donations are very small). I donated $20 and I didn't even need to use it.

I thought it was a great piece of work and went ahead and captured truncated backups of the original hard disks for our 3 TiVo's even though I have those with WinMFS and I have the original disks (you can't have too many backups right?).

Please support the folks that spend their time providing software and solutions for our TiVo's folks!

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Here! Here! And ggieseke, I told you so. ;-D
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Here! Here! And ggieseke, I told you so. ;-D
That is a good idea. ggieseke, I also think it would be a good idea to pass the hat around in the DvrBARS thread when you're getting close to your paid dropbox account expiration date.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:35 AM   #1616
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New to this post. Looking for an image for a TCD649180. My original drive failed and the backup I was able to pull off of it has problems. Thanks for any help.
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New to this post. Looking for an image for a TCD649180. My original drive failed and the backup I was able to pull off of it has problems. Thanks for any help.

These are for the TCD649080, which uses an 80GB hard drive, rather than the 160GB drive used by the TCD649180, but will work just fine on any drive that will work in a 649 and which has an LBA number of at least

156301488

After restoring, run

mfsinfo

and make sure everything looks okay, and then run

mfsadd

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For use with the MFS Live cd v1.4:


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/649cGS.bak


For use with WinMFS:


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49887720/649cGS.tbk
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Please, can anyone help me with an image for a Premiere 746320 ? I bought one off of Craigslist and I got all the way to the last reset and got the S03 error .
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:07 PM   #1619
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Please, can anyone help me with an image for a Premiere 746320 ? I bought one off of Craigslist and I got all the way to the last reset and got the S03 error .
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The S03 error is not a drive error. It is an issue with the data it downloaded. Try connecting to Tivo service again.
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Done that 15-20 times ,didn't help. Ran KS 52 ,54, 57, and 58, didn't help. The HD test didn't return any errors on a 3 hr test but there isn't much left I can do .
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