Need image file for TiVo Series 3 HD

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  1. May 8, 2017 #21 of 222
    ed08724

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    anyone have a link to a TCD652160 image? All the previous links are dead. I have one with a lifetime subscription and bad hard drive and want to replace the HD so I can sell it on ebay. Thanks
     
  2. May 8, 2017 #22 of 222
    ThAbtO

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    Sent from another thread.
     
  3. May 16, 2017 #23 of 222
    Miltos Matt

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    Could you share the link to me too ?
     
  4. May 16, 2017 #24 of 222
    ThAbtO

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    Please confirm what model before I can give out the proper link.
     
  5. May 17, 2017 #25 of 222
    Miltos Matt

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    Yes, my fault. Model is TCD663000. Australian Tivo - HD 1TB.
    I need something to start the hard drive and then i can download the most recent version using kick starter or tivo menu.
    At the moment i only have a fresh formated disk that passes the SMART test. Nothing more than that.
     
  6. May 17, 2017 #26 of 222
    ThAbtO

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    Can't help you. As I said before (in another thread), image for this model does not exist currently and Series 3/2 can only use image of the exact same model.
     
  7. May 17, 2017 #27 of 222
    Miltos Matt

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    So the only thing i can do is find the same model, back up its drive and upload it to mine.
    As i am not very familiar with these stuff... What the LDA Boot does ? Prepares the disk to be bootable ? And after that, why kickstart 56 doesn't work ?
     
  8. May 17, 2017 #28 of 222
    ThAbtO

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    Tivo does not use the same format as your typical computer.
    You do not even need to format a hard drive to put an image on it. Format basically just prepares the drive for the specific system to use.

    What you can try is to copy a known good running image from the same model using MFSTools 3.2. WinMFS 9.3f may work, but its for Windows.
     
  9. May 17, 2017 #29 of 222
    Miltos Matt

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    Thanks for your time. Have a link for winMFS 9.3f ?
     
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    ThAbtO

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  11. May 17, 2017 #31 of 222
    Miltos Matt

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    Thank you !! I will try and track an image from Australian Community and maybe i will be able to share it for other users might need that.
     
  12. May 17, 2017 #32 of 222
    Miltos Matt

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    Quick question. How big that image file should be? And what format ? .tdk ? i think i found some files, but not quite sure what i am looking for.
     
  13. May 17, 2017 #33 of 222
    ThAbtO

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    WinMFS files are .TBK. Size varies with models and if any shows, but it starts around 200megs.
     
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  14. May 17, 2017 #34 of 222
    Miltos Matt

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    Really helpful !! Good on ya :) Thanks !
     
  15. Jun 6, 2017 #35 of 222
    Bryanmc

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    I've got an TCD652160. Can I get an image file? Thanks!
     
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    ThAbtO

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    Sent.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2017 #37 of 222
    Bryanmc

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    ThAbtO

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    Images I have are for WinMFS only, so its a Windows program.
    Other programs available here, MFStools 3.2 is a cd bootable linux type.
    MFSR, DVRBars are Windows based.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2017 #39 of 222
    Ladd Morse

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    I have a starting-to-freeze-up TiVo HD XL model 658-0101-8068-2DC1 and I *may* need an image for it.

    It's probably been a decade since I have replaced and upgraded a drive on an older TiVo (back in the Hinsdale era) and barely recall the process. I have purchased a WD20EFRX 2TB drive and it will be arriving soon. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with internal SATA connectors, so I can connect the old drive and the new drive there. I have downloaded the file "mfstools2.iso" which I will burn to CD to boot the Mac into Linux. Am I correct that this will copy all the info and programs off the old drive and install it on the new drive (taking forever to do so)? If it won't copy all the old programs (or we choose not to), will it at least copy the needed TiVo information off the drive and install it on the new drive? I'm pretty sure the old drive is *not* 2TB in size, so I'll probably need to do an "expansion" process so as to utilize all the space on the new 2TB drive.

    If the old drive won't co-operate, I'll need the image for this machine so as to prepare the new drive.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2017 #40 of 222
    unitron

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    Download the .iso of the Ultimate Boot CD and burn yourself a CD "as an image" of it, and use the Western Digital "Lifeguard" program on in to run the long test on that EFRX before putting it into service (something one should do on any drive which is new to them)
     

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