Help! Need an image for TCD746500 (TiVo Premiere)

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  1. Nov 7, 2020 #141 of 187
    JD Jack

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    Hi, I have a tivo premiere that is making a lot of noise, and when it booted up yesterday, it then went into a reboot loop. I think it might be shot. How would I replace it? I have never done anything with tivo before, so step by step would be appreciated. I have some computer knowledge, but you know what they say, some knowledge can sometimes be more dangerous than none. :D

    Also, I have seen different numbers that people are asking for images for. Where do you find these numbers?

    If I get a new drive and an image from someone, will my lifetime service still work?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Nov 8, 2020 #142 of 187
    ggieseke

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    The first thing you need is the model number. It starts with "TCD" and you can find it on the back of your Premiere. You should also post the size of the new hard drive that you plan to use, which can't be any smaller than the factory drive.

    Writing the image to a new drive with DvrBARS is fairly painless if you have a Windows computer and some way to hook the drive up to it like a USB docking station or a direct SATA cable to the motherboard.

    Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

    Lifetime service is tied to the motherboard, so replacing the drive won't have any effect on it.
     
  3. JD Jack

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    I have the TCD746320. I don't know if I will be able to copy anything from old drive or not. I bought a new drive and a SATA to USB adaptor. If the drive is still ok, do I backup with DvrBARS and then plug the new drive in and restore? And assuming the drive still works, how do I transfer the shows?

    If I can't use the old drive, where will I get a image?

    Is there anything else I need to know?

    Lastly, is there anything I need to do since my old drive was 320G and the new one is 500G?

    Thanks!!!
     
  4. ggieseke

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    You can try a full backup and restore with DvrBARS. If your old drive is okay that will preserve your recordings and settings. If you want to get the additional space on the new 500GB drive, you will need to expand it with MFS Tools 3.x or jmfs.

    If the old drive is bad, let me know and I can send you a clean 500GB image for your TCD746320.
     
  5. JD Jack

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    Do I need to have 2 adaptors (have both drives attached at once)? If so, is that for both, or just JMFS/MFS Tools? And are both JMFS and MFS booting programs, or is one installed on Windows? If so, where do I find it? Thanks again.
     
  6. ggieseke

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    If you do a backup/restore with DvrBARS you would only need to have one drive attached at a time (and enough space on your computer to hold the backup image). If you can connect both drives at the same time you can copy the old drive directly to the new one with MFS Tools. The latest version is available in post #131 of the MFS Tools 3.2 thread. It's a Linux boot disk.

    MFS Tools 3.2
     
  7. JD Jack

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    I have tried to backup the existing hard drive using DvrBARS, and have been getting error 0x00000017 (23). I stopped after 20-30 errors on full backup, and so I started the minimal backup (no recordings) and still got an error. It is still trying to finish. Does this mean I need a new image from you?
     
  8. Scimmia69

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    I need a new image for a TCD746320 as well please. I've never done this on tivo, but sounds very similar to hacking original Xbox and Xbox360.
    Thank you
     
  9. ggieseke

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    That's a CRC (cyclic redundancy check) error. The drive is toast.

    Image sent.
     
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    Sent.
     
  11. Jamesfeet

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    I have a Premier series 4 TCD746500 and wondering what is best hard drive size? 2,4 or 6 T? And does it matter if it is WD Red, Red Plus, or Red Pro?
    Thank you
     
  12. rhunt7

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    Hi,
    Just got a couple of TCD746320 someone was giving away.
    They both have a problem rebooting when doing a service update.
    I've tried kickstarts etc with no affect.

    Can you PM me an .iso ?

    (I'm so impressed this thread is still going and you're still helping people out like this)

    Thanks.
     
  13. ggieseke

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    Sent.
     
  14. rhunt7

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    Wow.
    Thank you.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2020 #155 of 187
    Jamesfeet

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    Can I get a new image for a Premier Series 4 TCD 746500? I have a WD 4TB (EFRX) drive thanks to some informative threads here. Thank you
     
  16. ggieseke

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  17. Rowan

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    I need to get an image for a Premier TCD746320, I plan on using a 1TB drive
    Thanks
     
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  18. Jamesfeet

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    ggieseke,
    thanks for the image!
    The name of the image sent is TCD746320 but I have TCD 746500. Does that image work for both? Thanks
     
  19. ggieseke

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    Yes. The only difference between those two models is the factory drive size (320GB or 500GB).
     
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