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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Jasper 1000, Feb 17, 2019.
I Have a Tivo TCD746320 and need the image to install on a new harddrive since the old one died.
Hi all, great thread, just what I need. I have a Tivo Premier and I believe the HD is failing, it is making a grinding noise. I want to check the procedure for replacing the HD before I start. First I need an image of the original drive. I don't know where to get the TDC number. The only number I see on the original order is R7463B. So, I don't know what image to request.
Next step is to connect the new HD to my PC. Then I use DvrBARS to install the image to the new HD. Since it will be a new drive I would use the Full backup option. The next step is a Full or Quick restore. I think this is where the image is placed on the new HD. I am uncertain if there is another step required. Any further advice will be appreciated.
That SKU should be a TCD746320. There should be a sticker on the back.
On the back, there is a line that reads: "Model TCD746500".
Is that a valid TCD number and if so, is there an image available?
That's it. Here's what it has: https://support.tivo.com/articles/FAQ/TiVo-Service-Number-and-Model-Number-Table
OK, so how do I get an image for TDC746320? Even though the number on the unit is TDC746500, the order says it is a 320 hr. It also says the unit has been refurbished.
How many hours does it show in System Information as the capacity of your unit? The table I linked to has your answer. This is for a 1TB drive:
Many thanks ggieseke!
Best regards, Jim
It shows 76 HD or 626 SD. I guess that makes it a TDC746500.
I am still not sure of the step by step procedure for installing a new hard drive in a Tivo Premiere with a failed hard drive. I know I need to remove the failed hard drive (duh). And I know I need to install the new hard drive on a PC. I have an external SATA port and a drive case to use for this step. The next steps are not clear. I have a TDC746500 image and DvrBARS, but what are the next steps? Thanks for any advice.
The Zip file for the TDC746500 is empty or corrupt, Windows says cannot open the file.
If the zip file is empty or corrupt, clear your browser cache and download it again. It's almost 2GB so it may take a while depending on your internet speed.
Once you get a good copy, extract the .vhd image file and restore it with DvrBARS.
My harddrive is dead. I need an image for TCD758250. Can someone please assist?
I apologize, it has been a while? How do I get the link that you sent? So sorry to bother you.
OK, all is well, I downloaded to my desk top PC and used 7-Zip to extract the files. But, wouldn't you know, my Tivo HD stopped making that grinding noise and seems to be working perfectly. Anyway, I am ready for when it finally crashes.
Best regards, Jim
My new 2TB drive is not seen by DvrBARS. I already made an image of the OE drive that came with the TiVo. What step am I missing to get DvrBARS to see the brand new drive?
Thanks in advance.