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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Jun 11, 2017 #10321 of 10365
    TwoPointOh

    TwoPointOh New Member

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    I have tried 00000 along with my local and surrounding zips. "No information exists about antenna channels for zip code 00000"

    Is there a sequence of steps using the 00000 zip code that would eventually grab this update? I think I scrolled by a post mentioning something, but haven't stumbled back down the right rabbit hole to find it again. Cold boot, zip 00000 for antenna setup, and then let it sit?

    Thanks again!
     
  2. Jun 11, 2017 #10322 of 10365
    videojanitor

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    I'm in the same boat. Had to replace a failed drive, but my image was old. I got through Guided Setup using the 00000 zip code -- now waiting for it to pick up the updated software. Not sure how long this will take -- been waiting for three days so far.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2017 #10323 of 10365
    jmbach

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    Have you been forcing connections. Usually about 3 to 5 will get the update.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2017 #10324 of 10365
    videojanitor

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    Yes I have. Probably 5-10 times each day. Waiting to see "pending restart" -- nothing yet.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2017 #10325 of 10365
    jmbach

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    Can you check to see if the TiVo required ports are open on your network.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2017 #10326 of 10365
    videojanitor

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    Can you tell me which ports I should check? I have a Premiere and a Roamio on the same network -- those are working fine. The S3 was working fine too, until I changed the drive.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2017 #10327 of 10365
    jmbach

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    Under networking in the TiVo menu there is a diagnostic section. If everything passes you should be OK.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2017 #10328 of 10365
    videojanitor

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    Everything under networking looks good. When I go through the process of forcing a connection, it behaves as it should -- goes through the process and doesn't throw any errors. I guess I just need to be patient. It'll update eventually.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2017 #10329 of 10365
    videojanitor

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    My patience wore out. I used Spinrite to see if I could repair my original drive to the point where I could back it up -- it worked. Made an image and restored it to new drive. All is now working normally.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2017 #10330 of 10365
    jmbach

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    That is excellent. I am glad it worked for you. I would make a truncated backup with DvrBARS and WinMFS/MFSTools and keep it in a safe place.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2017 #10331 of 10365
    videojanitor

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    Thanks for the tips. I used WinMFS for this operation today -- making a truncated backup from the old drive, restoring to the new. I also have a copy of MFSTools. Haven't heard of DvrBARS though -- is that a newer, preferred utility?
     
  12. Jun 13, 2017 #10332 of 10365
    jmbach

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    It is a Windows utility. It makes a virtual drive copy if the TiVo image.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2017 #10333 of 10365
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    WinMFS does not work on Premiere and newer Tivos.
     
  14. Jun 14, 2017 #10334 of 10365
    jmbach

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    That is true. He had previously indicated he was working on an S3
     
  15. Oct 22, 2017 #10335 of 10365
    skasol

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    My original Tivo Hd finally died. I have a really good price for subscription and I would like to fix it myself. It looks like the hard drive has failed. I read the upgrade instructions but the Tivo software from instant cake link doesn’t work. Any other way for me to get this software? Thank you for any help.
     
  16. Oct 22, 2017 #10336 of 10365
    HerronScott

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    PM sent with HD image.

    Scott
     
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  17. Oct 22, 2017 #10337 of 10365
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    You need to specify the exact model. Images are for a specific model.
     
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  18. Oct 22, 2017 #10338 of 10365
    skasol

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    Really appreciate this.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2017 #10339 of 10365
    skasol

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    I will take a picture of it once I get home from work. Thank you both for your immediate support.
     
  20. Oct 22, 2017 #10340 of 10365
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Would need to know the exact model number. Its listed on the label on the back, starting with TCD, or in System Information screen, the first 3 numbers of the Tivo Service number.
     

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