Help! Need an image for TCD746500 (TiVo Premiere)

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  1. spoole100

    spoole100 New Member

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    I am trying to resurrect my old premiere TCD748000. Can I get a copy of the image? Thanks!
     
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent.
     
  3. BizzyMarks

    BizzyMarks New Member

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    My dude. Seems that this is the request line for Premiere images. My 2 turner, 500 GB unit is stuck on "Clearing Guide Data" so I figured the drive was failing. I got a 2TB drive and JMFS. The 2TB boots right into "Clearing Guide Data" and is stuck, just like the 500GB drive. I figure now it's an issue with the OS. Kickstart codes don't seem to do anything. I think I'm going to have to start from scratch. If you have a solution, hit me up over here: Premiere Stuck on "Clearing Guide Data"

    Otherwise, can I trouble you for an image and instructions on how to use it?
     
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent.
     
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  5. dreamshake

    dreamshake New Member

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    Can you send me a copy of the image as well? My trust Series 4 died last week. Thank you for all that you do.
     
  6. vaquero

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    Me too also please.
     
  7. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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  9. vaquero

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    Thanks very much.

    I used DvrBARS1007 to restore image to 1 tb drive. I downloaded MFSTools 3.2 and unzipped. It may as well be Greek. Is the only way to expand this new drive to use it's full capacity is by using a command prompt in Linux? I have no Linux machines and know nothing about it, though I've been using pc command prompt since the 80's.

    Thanks again.

    Edit: I found jmfs ISO and installed it and expanded and supersized my drive. I couldn't find an MFSTools ISO, I think they removed it from the MFSTools website.
     
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  10. JoeKustra

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    Hi. I just bricked my Premiere. Can you send me an image for the 746500? Thanks.
     
  11. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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  12. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Thanks. I'm nominating you for Sainthood. :)
     
  13. TeeVoJunkie

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    I'm guessing TiVo is trying to obsolete Premieres and force people to upgrade?!? I unfortunately used the "Clear Guide Data & To Do List" option and now it's stuck on that screen. KickStart code 54 shows my 10yr old 1.5TB drive is fine, but that is the only code that works. Performed a backup of the drive using MFStools as DVRBars wouldn't start with the TiVo drive connected. When the HD wasn't connected, DVRBars started up fine and recognized the backup drive, but since the DVRBars instructions indicate the drives are only scanned upon program startup, I can't connect the TiVo drive afterwards. I logged a case with TiVo support and they acknowledge it's a national problem and their software engineers are "looking into it with top priority". They have been telling me that for the past 2 weeks, but I see some members here experienced this issue months ago, so I'll have to guess TiVo support isn't working that hard... On my last call to them a couple of days ago, they indicated they could send a "reset code" to my unit to reset it to factory defaults. I didn't want to lose all my recorded shows or Season Passes, Thumbs, etc, so I declined. They replied that I'd have to just wait then, with no timeframe estimate for a solution... Today, I've accepted that they probably will never find a solution and all my stuff is toast, so I called them back and asked for them to send the reset code to my unit. Well, this call-center-script-reader informs me that TiVo actually can't send a reset code, but they will email a document for me to do it myself (I'm guessing it's a copy of the KickStart codes, but haven't seen it hit my inbox yet)... They also suggested I return the unit to Weeknees and have them fix it (where I originally bought it from). I had already chatted with them online last night and they said they couldn't do anything for me, so save the $50 they charge for repairs. Sorry for long story, but could I get an image of the TCD746320 to reset my unit? Also, any suggestions on how to get DVRBars to start with the TiVo drive attached? Since Ill be doing a clean install, should I first reformat the TiVo HD to a blank ext2 drive? I'm working in a Win10Pro environment and performed the backup in a VMWare image of MFStools to keep the drives isolated from my main system. I also have Win7/8/10 images to run DVRBars in, should I get it working. Thanks!
     
  14. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    KS 76543210 is reported to recover a Premiere for this condition...YMMV...

    -KP
     
  15. TeeVoJunkie

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    Mileage was 0! as KS 76543210 was suggested by TiVo and it didn't work, continued booting to the CGD-TDL screen. Thus the need for a fresh image.
     
  16. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Image sent. I would forget about the VMware and just run everything in your main Windows 10 environment. If necessary you can use the write zeros test in WD's Data Lifeguard Diagnostics to wipe the drive first.
     
  17. BDM351

    BDM351 New Member

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    Twin...
    I need an image for the TCD748000, please.
    I haven't worked on these in years is DVRBARs still the best to use?
     
  18. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent. Use DvrBARS to restore the image.
     
  19. BDM351

    BDM351 New Member

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    Twin...
    thank you.
     
  20. BDM351

    BDM351 New Member

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    Twin...
    Hi I know you said sent image but where is it?
    I'm new to this site.
     

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