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Re-image a Series 3 TivoHD

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by osterber, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Jan 2, 2017 #1 of 20
    osterber

    osterber Active Member

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    I'm a bit lost in all of the stuff posted here. Here's my situation -- I have a TivoHD Series 3 that is largely broken because Tivo accidentally upgraded it to a bogus software version. They are going to charge me a few hundred dollars to replace it.

    What I'd like to do is completely re-image the drive to a "correct" version of the software, so that I can get something working again. The unit has lifetime service. Specifically, it is a TCD652160.

    What's the best/shortest/easiest path? Thanks!

    -Rick
     
  2. Jan 2, 2017 #2 of 20
    jmbach

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    Go here for your TCD652160 image.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2017 #3 of 20
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    It would need to be updated to be able to use the Tivo since the older versions will not work anymore. The current version is 11.0n.H1 or K1. This is due to the Rovi guide data instead of the old Tivo guide data.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2017 #4 of 20
    osterber

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    OK - so now I'm feeling stuck and silly. I've got a clean drive, I have an image, and I have WinMFS (beta 9.3f). I have the drive connected to a Windows 7 laptop (USB/SATA adapter). I can see the drive in Windows, and with other Windows diagnostic tools. But WinMFS doesn't see any drives to select.

    Am I missing something fundamental?
    -Rick
     
  5. Jan 6, 2017 #5 of 20
    osterber

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    Solved my problem: I needed to do right-click and "Run as Administrator" so it would see the drive. Seems to be working now.
    -Rick
     
  6. by-tor

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    I'm experiencing the EXACT same issue except I am logged in as Administrator and I am using a Windows 10 laptop with a Thermaltake SATA to USB adaptor. Nothing is showing up in WinMFS...

    I know the SATA to USB works as I tested it with another drive that was mounted and showed up in Windows, but even that drive would not recognize in WinMFS when I clicked on "show mounted drives"...

    Is there an issue with Windows 10 and WinMFS?
     
  7. by-tor

    by-tor Member

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    Well, I dug out an old Windows7 laptop and it recognized the drive just fine... Not sure what happened there, but I am about 1/2 way through the rebuild now... Thanks everyone.
     
  8. May 8, 2017 #8 of 20
    ed08724

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    Seriously. that link was around since 2011 and went dead in the last 30 days. Anyone have link to a TCD652160 image that works? Thanks.
     
  9. May 8, 2017 #9 of 20
    ThAbtO

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    Sent.
     
  10. Sempo

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    I'm also in need for a TCD652160 image. Can anyone provide a link?
    Thanks!
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Done.
     
  12. Neo827

    Neo827 New Member

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    I'm also in need for a TCD652160 image. Can anyone provide a link?
     
  13. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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  14. Neo827

    Neo827 New Member

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    Could I give it shot and see if I can just get the tivo to work?
     
  15. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Its a waste of time for both of our efforts. It will not update or be stuck in guided Setup.

    Need an image? Don't PM me. :)
     
  16. Neo827

    Neo827 New Member

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    Okay thank you
     
  17. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.

    Scott
     
  18. ben789

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    I also need a TCD652160 image. Can someone send a link ? Other than the image, what software I need to burn the image to a new harddisk before I plug it in Tivo ? Will apprecaite if you could send the link for the software too.
     
  19. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    PM sent which also includes links to the software.

    Scott
     
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  20. ben789

    ben789 New Member

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    Thanks Scott !
    it worked !
     

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