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  1. ThAbtO

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  2. Jun 3, 2019 #202 of 286
    M Moogle

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    Looking for an image for a TCD652160. My current drive is too far gone to get a good backup from. Thanks!
     
  3. Jun 3, 2019 #203 of 286
    ThAbtO

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  4. Jun 7, 2019 #204 of 286
    Art Sweetener

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    New to the community...hdd crashed...

    Looking for image for TiVo HD TCD658 11.0b-01-2-658 Standard Release or something similar that I can use to flash a new drive.

    Thank you.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2019 #205 of 286
    ThAbtO

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    Before I send you the image....

    does it still have Tivo service? Even better, if its lifetime service. If no service, don't bother getting an image, because its now only good for parts. Tivo support had ended a few yrs ago, but only lifetime boxes can still get guide/service.
    11.0b is a rather old version of that software. The current is 11.0n.K1

    Another concern is the power supply's capacitors, its aged and may not work properly to supply power to the MB, fan, hard drive.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2019 #206 of 286
    Art Sweetener

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    Yes, the unit has had continuous TIVO service since it was first purchased, and still does.

    I only asked for 11.0b because some years ago I used that image to expand the storage, and know it worked.

    I opened up the unit and the components seem to be still chirping...though you are certainly right...the capacitors are old and could go bad any time...but I think I still have some life left in the unit, and being that I have a HDD on hand...would be great to try an image.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2019 #207 of 286
    ThAbtO

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    What drive model will you be using? Recommended is WD Red (not Pro, or any 7200+RPM)... Either WD10EFRX (minimum) or WD20EFRX (max) WD Green is not made anymore, out of warranty, and being sold overpriced, these also need settings fiddled with to work in a Tivo.
     
  8. Atomic Taco

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    I have a TCD848000 that's boot looping using the stock drive. I'm looking for an image that will hopefully bring that drive or a new one back to life.
     
  9. ThAbtO

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    You do not need an image, all you have to do is to drop in a drive, up to 3TB and the Tivo will prep it. You can also use up to 8TB, but it requires a Windows program, MSFR, found elsewhere on this site, to use the full capacity.

    Recommended drive is the WD Red (not pro, 7200+ RPM) drives.

    Be aware that if you are on v21+ of Tivo software, there is some bug(s) that will prevent the Tivo from prepping drives properly.
     
  10. lpenninger

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    I have a TCD652160 with a bad disk. Can some kind person please send me an image? Thanks in advance.
     
  11. ThAbtO

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  12. Jul 4, 2019 #212 of 286
    dwarmstr

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    Looking for a TBK image for TCD648250B.
     
  13. Jul 4, 2019 #213 of 286
    ThAbtO

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    Unless it has service, especially lifetime, still active, it is only good for parts as Tivo will not activate these older models anymore. If you are using this model for cable and they have SDV, which is in MPEG4 format, then this may not be able to record or transfer them
     
  14. Jklapp

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    Hi everyone, I'm new :)
    I also need an image for TCD648250B and a link to download WinMFS.. Thank you so much, you guys are GREAT! :)
     
  15. ThAbtO

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  16. Aug 7, 2019 #216 of 286
    Winginit

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    I too am afflicted by a failed TCD648250B drive. The old gal just up and died on me. The original drive I made the backup from won't even spin up now. I could sure use a link to download a WinMFS image. Thank you, thank you !!
     
  17. Aug 7, 2019 #217 of 286
    ThAbtO

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    You would also need to get the capacitors in the power supply replaced.

    Image sent.
     
  18. Aug 7, 2019 #218 of 286
    Winginit

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    Yup, sounds like a great idea. Thank you.
     
  19. sang

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    Hi anyone, my Tivo model is TCD652160 and I need a TiVo image. Also I couldn't find a version of WinMFS. Would you please send me a copy or a link please? Million thanks
     
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