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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by nyjack, Aug 6, 2016.
OK I was doing the MFSadd portion of the instructions and I was using a 2 GB drive. Do I want to go greater than 1 GB? (WinMFS asked) me and I said [No] because it said Tivo wouldn't support greater than that.
When I went to Supersize....it returned an error.
I did go back and format the drive using WinMFS and didn't expand initially. then did MFSadd and this time said [yes]. Supersize still didn't work though.
So, I'll pop this into my Tivo and see what happens next.
BTW my old Tivo drive wouldn't show up at all on my Windows 7 or WinMFS.
You do want to do more than 1TB. That's an old message from before the HD/S3 OLED were updated to support 2TB drives and WinMFS wasn't updated. You do want to answer no to the expand after the copy and do it as a separate step.
If the image already was Supersized then you don't need to do it again.
yea that was in the instructions I got -- when I got the image from here. But it works now although I had to the do the Delete and Clear Everything process after the initial set up to get the DVR portion working again.
Right C&DE is always required after using an image that did not come from that TiVo.
I have a Series3 (652) that I've pretty much given up hope of trying to recover. It was working fine until I moved and tried to repeat GS. That failed with S03. I tried all of the troubleshooting steps I could find. The drive failed diagnostics so I replaced it with a new WD Red of the same size (2TB). On the first boot I did a KS-57 and it went into a GSOD loop. Copied it again and skipped the KS. No loop, but the S03 error is still there. Tried the KS-57 again on the new copy and now I'm back to GSOD loop.
So assuming there's nothing left to try, can someone hook me up with an image to rebuild from? TIA
Let it run overnight on "Clear Program Information & To Do List."
Its what to do with S03 error.
You may also need to check the capacitors on the power supply, may need replacing. Its quite old.
Thanks for the suggestion, ThAbtO, but unfortunately it's stuck in Guided Setup so I can't get at the menus to do anything less violent than starting from scratch.
I did give the power supply caps a look, and they seem to be good (no obvious deformation or leakage).
That's the mistake most do when they have Error S03. Guided Setup does not let you back out.
I've gotten that S03 error code on the TiVo's I've had unplugged for an extended period of time. It has only occurred on my S2's that are sitting at a house that is only occupied a few months a year. I also got it on one of my S3's that was unplugged during a remodel. After leaving them plugged in overnight they've all recovered.
Thanks ThAbtO. I downloaded the .tbk file, but I don't have a Windows machine to run winmfs, and it seems like MFSTools on Linux doesn't like .tbk files. Is there a way to restore this without Windows?
No, that file is specific to WinMFS.
Okay, I was able to resurrect an old XP virtual machine and mapped the physical disk to it. Downloaded WinMFS and it looks like I'm back in business. Thanks for your help.
hoping someone can help. I have a dead drive on my Tivo Series 3 HD. i have the lifetime membership on this one so i really want to restore. I need an image for TCD648250B, please help. I have a new 1TB drive.
thanks in advance.
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Hello. I need an image for my TCD658000. It worked briefly after I cloned my failing drive, but now it just reboots at just a few minutes more.
Can you or anyone provide me with an image for a TCD658000? Thank you!