Backup files / image requests (UK TiVo's only)

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by RobbyBoy, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. Jul 23, 2003 #41 of 1510
    m3geezer

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    anyone able to pm me a link to a image as well (uk version of course) my tivo has been out of order for over a year and i've just got a new 120gb drive to fix it with.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2003 #42 of 1510
    cwaring

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    I can't believe you've had a Tivo in the house and NOT got it working before now. Are you mad? :D
     
  3. Jul 23, 2003 #43 of 1510
    shevans

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    You need to adjust your setting so I can PM you........
     
  4. Jul 23, 2003 #44 of 1510
    m3geezer

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    sorry about the settings, should work now.

    ref: tivo not working; i moved around quite a bit after i got it and it broke down several times and i had to keep changing my subscription details, after being repaired twice the hard disk finally gave up as well, kept rebooting itself then completely failed, so i just put it to one side, i keep forgetting to sort it out as i'm not a great watcher of TV anyway. but now i have got myself into gear and i can't wait to get it going, i was going to buy a disk already done, but as i work with unix i thought this was a bit lazy and also i wanted to do it myself for the small challenge.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2003 #45 of 1510
    martinpw

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    Dead Maxtor here - and careless backup deleter!! I'm going spare with live tv, can anyone help me?? Thanks.

    PS. been a member of this forum for ages, one of the best on the web i've contributed to!!
     
  6. Aug 8, 2003 #46 of 1510
    leejash

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    I am also having trouble with my backup. If this fails to work can someone pm me with a link to a tivo image:eek:
     
  7. Aug 10, 2003 #47 of 1510
    lfletcher

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    Can someone PM me the link to the UK backup file.

    Thankyou
     
  8. Aug 23, 2003 #48 of 1510
    Alex160

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    Hiya.- I'm having the same problem as everyone else here :-(
    Hard drive broken, no backup image.- No point in watching TV without it :)

    Can anyone out there help me with a PM?

    Thanks
     
  9. Aug 23, 2003 #49 of 1510
    TivoUK

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    Am about to buy 2 new 120 gig drives to replace the pair of 60 gig I think are on the way out in my Tivo. I do not want to backup my drives, not bothered about loosing recordings, season passes etc and quite happy to "start again" if you will.

    Can someone pm me where I can get the image to put on the drive(s)?

    Many thanks :)
     
  10. Aug 23, 2003 #50 of 1510
    cypher_z

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    surely tivo is on shakey ground, it does not provide back up media, nor allows others to download it. so when your machine develops a hardware/software problem you will have to cancel your subscription.you must have a right to use the software if you bought the hardware and use thier services?
     
  11. Aug 23, 2003 #51 of 1510
    iankb

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    I don't understand your argument at all. The fact that a TiVo is a computer running software on replaceable media is totally irrelevant. Most modern electronic devices are computers that run code within their firmware. If they break, the manufacturer has the choice as to whether to repair it or not, but they are under absolutely no obligation to make the device user servicable. In fact, warranty conditions will usually expressly forbid user servicing.

    Ian.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2003 #52 of 1510
    Robert S

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    Don't cancel your sub if your TiVo fails. Thomson will do an out-of-warranty swap for about £90.

    TivoUK. Just transfer the software from your old drives. It's much easier than downloading a backup. As long as the TiVo still boots there won't be a problem.
     
  13. Aug 31, 2003 #53 of 1510
    a18041967

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    Further to my earlier posting, I've re installed the original Tivo HD and the system show the startup text, so the problem maybe down to the harddisk

    Would anyone be grateful enough to make available a tivo.bak image?

    Thanks
     
  14. Sep 1, 2003 #54 of 1510
    GypsyCurse

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    I am in exactly the same position as TivoUK, would anyone be able to offer me the same olive branch?

     
  15. Sep 1, 2003 #55 of 1510
    Robert S

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    I am in exactly the same position as TivoUK

    Then I'll give you exactly the same answer I gave TiVoUK:

    Just transfer the software from your old drives. It's much easier than downloading a backup. As long as the TiVo still boots there won't be a problem.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2003 #56 of 1510
    a18041967

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    Can anyone provide a location where I can download a Tivo image to restore my failed Tivo.

    Many thanks for any help.

    Duncan
     
  17. Sep 9, 2003 #57 of 1510
    GarySargent

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    These aren't generally available for download as it would be classed as piracy (even though you already technically have the software). See the FAQ thread for some contacts that may be able to help (see section on upgrading hard drives).
     
  18. Sep 12, 2003 #58 of 1510
    lohwj

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    Is this thread still alive?
    Could someone pm me a copy of the image? It'll be much appreciated!!!!

    Thanks!!!

    wj
     
  19. Sep 12, 2003 #59 of 1510
    kitschcamp

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    The thread is still alive and monitored, but I doubt you'd want an image PM'd - it's about 300Mb ;)
     
  20. Sep 12, 2003 #60 of 1510
    lohwj

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    Ah. Maybe a link will suffice then, if possible! Thanks for the tip!!!
     

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