Premiere XL4 Bricked by CPI&TDL

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by BrooksP, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. BrooksP

    BrooksP New Member

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    TiVo tech support instructed me to use CPI&TDL to resolve a channel name/guide data error. After a day of waiting, I checked here and see that was a stairway to hell and the HD is now gone without losing all recorded programs.

    I've ordered a replacement drive from Weaknees but wonder if the PC-based backup tools might still recover the programs for the old drive; i.e. was it only the 'system software' which was scrambled?

    Since I have a 2-slot external Sata disk carrier, might I still be able to move the program files from the old drive to the new one much as if I was upgrading to a larger HD.

    I've tried to read through some of the related threads on the forums here, but am not certain I understand the implications of the corruption of my old HD contents.

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    KS57 has been known to recover a Premiere in that condition without loss of shows or OnePasses.

    -KP
     
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  4. BrooksP

    BrooksP New Member

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    Thanks. I had this page printed, but wasn't clear which KS codes were applicable or would be useful to my situation.
    I'll give it a shot! Thanks.
     
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  5. BrooksP

    BrooksP New Member

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    Was able to use the the steps in the TiVo Kickstart Codes and Information. The indicators all seemed to respond as expect and, after what looked like a restart, the device displayed a warning on green background which reported a serious error had been found; that it was trying to repair it; and that it may take up to three a hours. We'll see how this goes.

    Appreciate the tips that got me even to this stage.

    BP
     
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  6. BrooksP

    BrooksP New Member

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    Thank you. thank you, thank you!

    The disk repair required only about 45 minutes to complete (2TB hard drive), after which I was prompted to initiate a Service Connection. Once that was underway I could confirm that the recorded programs were intact.

    BP
     
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