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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by nyjack, Aug 6, 2016.
Even for MFSTools 3.2?
Anybody out there that’s still using a TivoHD & not taking advantage of the Summer Breeze upgrade & why?
Some of us really do not like the Bolt. (I also have a Roamio w/4TB.)
Me too. Did you ever get one? I even looked around for torrents but couldn't find any there either. I know where I can buy a hard drive from one of these machines if we can't find one. I can split the cost. It is $30
Long time viewer, first time poster. I have a Series 3 HD. From viewing the board, I'm using kmttg to save each of my recordings off my TiVo. The unit is stuck in Guided Setup loop. I'm finally okay with that since it looks like I'll be able to save my programming. I'll just move on to a new drive.
I've got an TCD652160. Can I get an image file? Thanks!
Hello, thank you for the add.
I need an image for TiVo Series 3 TCD648250B
Thank you very much
May I please have the image for TiVo S3 TCD648250B?
I am currently having issues with lockups and reboots on my Tivo 652160. I just changed from a WD Blue drive to a Purple drive and thought that would do it but I'm beginning to think it's some corruption in the OS and as such I to would appreciate an image file for use with WinMFS. TIA.
You would need to check out the power supply first, the capacitors need to be replaced. Just putting another image may not solve the problems, neither will the new hard drive. Until these capacitors get replaced... Just looking to see if its bulged at the top, leaking may not fix it entirely. Even the good looking ones may need to be replaced. After that, you can try with the new drive and your old image. The last resort is the new image.
Find an electronics repair shop, in your area. Try google electronics repair and your location. If you cannot check and replace them.
Getting another power supply from another Tivo may get you the same results because its just as old as yours.
I heard they may be somebody that will do the replacement, you would need to go to ebay.com and search for, perhaps, Tivo power supply repair.
Thanks for that valuable info but, alas, that was the first thing I tried after researching this forum heavily. I noticed at one point that a thread mentioned the five volt supply line which, although I haven't checked it deliberately, is not the model that can be adjusted anyway. I have an ongoing theory that perhaps it is caused by heat somewhere at the motherboard level and pointing a small fan into the open case does manage to keep the temp down around 30C whereas it normally sits around 42-45C. The drive runs cool enough certainly. I was able to reinstall Tivo Desktop so I will at least be able to offload this much smaller batch of shows that I have been able to record. It seems to behave itself when kept in standby.
Its working in standby because its using the fewer power supply amps compared to when its 'awake'.
Based on what you said I went through the work of actually checking the voltages coming out of the power supply. Found the 5V supply was actually 4.93V which I wouldn't normally consider bad but based on reading other posts in this forum, others have reported that these units are very sensitive to the 5V supply. So anyway I retrofitted an ATX computer supply and, so far at least (1.5hrs), it is holding up with the 5V supply at 5.08V. I am going to look into what component on the original supply is keeping me from getting to the proper voltage.
Can anyone help me pointing out to an image for a TCD652160? I just want to restore an original 160GB drive. It came from a non-lifetime, identical TIVO. I have added it to the Lifetime TCD652160 and it gets stuck on the “Preparing the service update: This may take up to an hour, possibly longer”.
Last, what is the easiest way to update it to a 2TB (318 HD hours instead of 21). Can I use the same image? Are there new tools to use? Is there a cookbook I could follow? I want to take advantage of the time I now have at home to fix my hoard of lifetime TiVos.
You do not need to use this one. Tivo will no longer activate Series 3 and older units not on lifetime. That drive is old and not recommend to use as it can die later on.
Recommended is the WD20EFRX. It is the best possible drive to use and not have to fiddle with drive settings. Images can be expanded.
Hi, I have a Tivo HD model TCD652160 with lifetime and the hard drive died. I'm going to use a WD10EFRX as a replacement for the drive, as the one I just removed is 1TB. Could I please get the image and the instructions or link to use winmfs. Thank you for your time. I appreciate the help.