New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by dobbie1, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. dobbie1

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    I am having to replace my hard drive and was wondering what OS will be loaded when I plug in the new drive?
     
  2. ke3ju

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    Pretty sure on a Roamio, the OS is stored in EPROM, not the hard drive.
     
  3. dobbie1

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    Thanks. I guess that means that I will be stuck with Hydra. I have one of those boxes that will not rollback.
     
  4. ke3ju

    ke3ju Ed Ludwig

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    I like Hydra...TE3 is 20 years old.
     
  5. JoeKustra

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    Try again with the new drive. Nothing to lose.
     
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  6. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    20 years old? That is when the series 1 came out.

    TE3 is only about 4-5 years old.
     
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  7. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    I thought all Roamio boxes could be rolled back to TE3? After a new drive is configured is the perfect time to do it, since there will be no recordings or other settings to loose.
     
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  8. dobbie1

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    I will give it another try when I put the new drive in. Hopefully, it will work this time.
     
  9. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    The shows downloaded are on the old drive. You would need to download them again, if still available, to the new drive. Unless you can connect both drives, you can copy them over.
     
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  10. dobbie1

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    Question for anyone that knows about the power supply. I replaced the hard drive and all lights still blinking, so I looked to see what else might be the problem and noticed that some Roamio power supply could go bad. I don't have an extra Roamio power supply 12v - 2.0A but did have a 12v - 3.5A. Everything booted up. My question is will this power supply cause me any problems if I use it or would it be better to order a new TiVo power supply? Thanks
     
  11. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Use it. You will gain nothing if you buy a TiVo power supply. Well, it might help the Xperi stock price.
     
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  12. dobbie1

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    Thanks.
     
  13. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    More amps available is always a good thing.
    More volts is bad.
     
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  14. clueless88

    clueless88 New Member

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    As long as the voltage output of the adapter is the same you can replace adapters with ones which deliver the same or greater current (amps). You won't be overpowering the TIVO with this adapter. going with an adapter which has an output less that required by the device will most likely result in either the device not working properly or possibly burning out the ac adapter.
     
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  15. dobbie1

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    Appreciate everyone's comments.
     

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