Originally Posted by mcf57
It is indeed the original 160GB drive so I can imagine this might be the first sign. I have replaced another TiVo drive with WinMFS and maybe I should just do that here too. Essentially upgrade the unit AND fix the problem.
In the meantime, I am currently offloading/transferring its recordings to one of my Premieres while I can and before it totally dies on me.
I will also check the fan if it happens again.
From this forum, I am well aware of the PS issues & will look at it when I remove the hood, but I don't feel real comfortable changing them out and/or soldering new ones on just yet. I guess if the PS becomes the real issue here, I will then go from there.
You can use the free version of TiVo Desktop to copy your shows to a folder on an NT formatted partition on a PC running XP SP3 or newer, and then copy them back to the new HD internal drive once you get that done as well.
But for now, get yourself a 2TB WD20EURS--you should be able to find one at newegg or Amazon for $100 or less with free shipping, and use WinMFS to copy the 160 to it via
if it doesn't die on you first.
(if it does, I hope it doesn't happen until you've copied all of the shows off)*
When it completes the copy and offers to expand, tell it no.
Then, having previously selected the 160 prior to running
go back and select the 2TB and click on
just to make sure everything looks okay.
Then expand by clicking on
and tell it you don't want to limit partition size to 1.2TB
Or after running
you can shut down, stick it in the TiVo and make sure it works okay, and then go back and expand.
I don't know exactly why expanding as part of copying is sometime problematic, I just use the workaround and it works.
*If the 160 dies before you can copy it to the 2TB, I can hook you up with a .tbk image to put on the 2TB with WinMFS
As for the power supply capacitors, it's about as simple an unsoldering and soldering job as anyone would ever encounter.