Short IDE Cable Needed for Series 2

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by BrianEWilliams, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. BrianEWilliams

    BrianEWilliams New Member

    175
    0
    Apr 15, 2002
    I just upgraded my Series 2 with a 300 GB Seagate drive. Had some funny issues, but it seems to be working fine now.

    When taking out the old drive, the original IDE cable completely pulled off and is useless. I used a spare IDE cable I had lying around, but it is WAY too long. Is there a cheap source for the type of short, single drive IDE cable that works in TiVo?

    Thanks.
     
  2. supasta

    supasta Active Member

    3,028
    23
    May 6, 2006
    Colorado
    NewEgg, Ebay, etc...
     
  3. ciper

    ciper Active Member

    2,011
    1
    Nov 4, 2004
    Any cable should work as long as it doesnt have the pin in the middle on the bottom row blocked off (the tivo still has this pin right?)
     
  4. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    2,447
    13
    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
  5. BrianEWilliams

    BrianEWilliams New Member

    175
    0
    Apr 15, 2002
    Thanks. The original cable that broke is about 6 inches long with only one drive connection. I folded the replacement cable up in the empty space between the drive and the front of the unit. Shouldn't block much airflow there, so I think I'll just leave it.
     
  6. captain_video

    captain_video Member

    832
    0
    Feb 28, 2002
    The cable that came with your new drive will work perfectly fine. There's no need to buy a different cable.
     

Share This Page