Repaired DirecTivo. Access card problem?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by oilhat, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. oilhat

    oilhat New Member

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    I upgraded an old PHillips DSR6000 which I should have done 3 years ago when I bought the thing. Used the Hinsdale guide, it worked awesome! :up:

    I have another DSR6000, which broke a couple of years ago. Bad hard drive, I'm pretty sure. I put the bad hard drives into the good Tivo, and I had the same problem. Rebooting all the time.

    After the upgrade, I figured that I would just take the old drives from the good Tivo and put them into the bad one. I took the card from the good Tivo and put it into the bad one as well. I thought I would start it up and test it to see if it works. It says that I have a hardware problem and I should restart. Also, it says to replace the access card. Is the access card good for only one Tivo? :confused:

    How about the drive image? Can I use the same DSR6000 image for both boxes? I bought them at the same time, and they are identical.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Right, you can't simply swap access cards like that. But you can test the DVR using an "in-the-clear" channel, like Channel 100.

    And yes, you can use the same DSR6000 image for both DVRs. You'll need to perform a "clear and delete everything" after the upgrade, though, if the drive image is from a different DSR6000.
     
  3. oilhat

    oilhat New Member

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    Cleared and deleted everything. Must have taken 3 hours. Went through the guided set-up. Everything seems to be ok. I didn't call to activate service, of course. Message on the screen says to insert access card, and I still can't watch channel 100. Is this right?
     

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