WinMFS fixed two HD TiVos? and Battery
At the risk of looking a gift horse in the mouth, I've had both my TiVoS3 and TiVoHD fail in the last year with identical symptoms: can't get past "Powering Up". In both cases, I merely acquired a fresh HDD and used WinMFS' Mfscopy menu item to copy-over from the old HDDs. Not only did both TiVos come right up, they each kept all the shows and settings.
My question is: if there was something amiss on the HDD would not that problem have copied-over as well?
Also, in both cases I pulled the TiVo mobos' CR2032 batteries and replaced them since they were both borderline.
Was maybe updating the batteries all I really needed to do? I've had PCs fail with odd problems when their CMOS batteries got old.
The reason I ask, besides out of curiosity, is that I'm thinking the HDDs that came out of both TiVos are possibly fine and I might put them back into service elsewhere...
TiVo Roamio OTA (v20.5.2b.RC1-USA-6-846)
TiVo HD (v11.0m-01-2-648)
TiVo Series3 (v11.0m-01-2-648)
Philips HDR312 Standalone (v3.0) RETIRED-RIP