Premiere XL dead HDD, have Premiere - anything I can do?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by AbMagFab, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    So my Premiere XL died, but I have a working Premiere (non-XL). Is there anything I can do to build a new XL drive?

    I don't care about the recordings, I just want to get my XL working again.

    Any advice?
     
  2. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Do you know for an absolute, incontestible fact that it's the drive?

    If so, how?
     
  3. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    I have one you can buy with a 2TB drive. This way you'll have all the parts you need for troubleshooting... Or you can use your current one for spare parts :)
     
  4. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    You will need a drive with the PXL image - you cannot use an image from a regular Premiere. Can't remember what happens when you do.

    Will probably be cheaper to buy a new, regular Premiere and upgrade it yourself using the Comer tool.

    There is no longer any advantage to owing a PXL vs. a base Premiere.
     
  5. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Bummer, okay thanks.

    (And I know its the drive because I did a WD Diag on it, and it hangs. I could spinrite it I suppose, but it's probably not worth it.)
     

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