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Old 05-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Upgrade TiVo Hughes DVR40 to 1T (power adapter issue)

I fell for the 1T upgrade from Weaknees. I am a novice at computer hardware and I have a question. They surprised me by sending a SATA to IDE Adapter which threw a slight curve in my direction as I prepare to upgrade. One of the capacitors (see below) was bent against the the other one and is slightly loose. Should I take a chance and attach the adapter or get a replacement from WK? WK emailed me said it was no problem...

They also sent a new IDE cable at first saying I could still use my orig IDE cable or the one they sent; but they say "If your kit also came with a new IDE/drive cable, then be sure to replace the TiVo's cable with the included in your kit. So guess I should use it, right? I'm confused, thought this would easier but now they are confusing me with the adapter and the new IDE cable. Any help/ideas? I've contacted them but they have limited hours and it's hard to get a response let alone a person's name.

Me and Jerry. Oh, those were the days...

Hughes SD-DVR40 v6.4a upgraded to 1T HD (living room), new power supply from a Samsung SIR S4120R
Hughes SD-DVR80 v6.4a (bedroom)

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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I put this type if thing into a Phillips DSR7000 and it works perfectly. I didn't use any special cable. I just used the one that came with the Tivo. And the adapter was one that I purchased on eBay a while back. I have 500gb in the box and none of this was purchased from Weakness.

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