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Need image file for TiVo Series 3 HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by nyjack, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. ed08724

    ed08724 Bricktown, NJ

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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. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Sent from another thread.
     
  3. Miltos Matt

    Miltos Matt New Member

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    Could you share the link to me too ?
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Please confirm what model before I can give out the proper link.
     
  5. Miltos Matt

    Miltos Matt New Member

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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. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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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. Miltos Matt

    Miltos Matt New Member

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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. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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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. Miltos Matt

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

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  11. 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. Miltos Matt

    Miltos Matt New Member

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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. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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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. Miltos Matt

    Miltos Matt New Member

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    Really helpful !! Good on ya :) Thanks !
     
  15. Bryanmc

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

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Sent.
     
  17. Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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  18. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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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. 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. 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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