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)
Last edited by newswatcher; 05-06-2013 at 11:02 PM.