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Premiere XL (TCD748000) died

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rybx, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Feb 4, 2018 #181 of 186

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    Remove the hard drive from the Premiere, connect it to a PC, download and run the hard drive manufacturers diagnostic utility on the Tivo hard drive.
  2. Feb 5, 2018 #182 of 186

    leswar leswar

    Apr 14, 2005
    Vero Beach
    I think you might find solid (constantly) lit lights are a motherboard problem and not a hd problem.

    I had a similar experience. Had an extra new in the box Premier from a Walmart clearance sale.

    Swapped-out the old ps with new ps. No go. Still had "solid lit" lights.
    Tried the new hd. No go. Still had "solid lit" lights. Tried original ps and new hd. No go. Still had "solid lit" lights.

    Confirmed this is a motherboard problem that a new ps and/or hd combination doesn't fix when I put the old ps and old hd in the new
    Premier and it started right up. I could see all my recordings in My Shows but obviously couldn't play them because that hd is married to the old motherboard.

    Since the old Premier is Lifetimed and the spare new one is not subscribed I thought about trying to use the new motherboard -- maybe learning to reball the processor (where I think the subscription info lives) onto the new mb.... or wondering if there are parts I could use from the new motherboard for repairing the old mb. At this point I got nothing to lose.
  3. Feb 5, 2018 #183 of 186

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    PM sent.
  4. Feb 5, 2018 #184 of 186

    Justin.KY New Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    Can somebody send me the image for a TCD746320? I also need the tool to image the drive as well. Help is appreciated. My tivo won't boot :(
  5. Feb 5, 2018 #185 of 186

    ayceblue New Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    leswar - That is exactly what I did not want to hear. There is another well known website that states that the motherboard rarely goes bad. They say that solid lights point to a bad power supply and, oh, by the way, they sell the power supply for $79. So I bought it. I also backed up the HDD using ddrescue and got a full 1 TB image with no errors. Tonight I'll copy the image to a new drive to see if that does something. I also now have access to a known good 748 image (thanks ggieseke) that I will try. Please let me know if you have any luck with moving your lifetime subscription to the working mb, I might be in the same boat.
  6. Feb 6, 2018 #186 of 186

    leswar leswar

    Apr 14, 2005
    Vero Beach
    Good luck. Keep us updated.

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