Stuck in Guided Setup with SO3 error

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Lorcane, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. sleep

    sleep New Member

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    Hi thanks, on the blue background screen it connects to the internet, getting info, disconnects all fine. The last step on the list "loading info" is the problem, it tries for a while then stops and say "Error S03"
     
  2. sleep

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    Unitron, I used your image from your dropbox to re image the hard drive. It went through guided set up twice after that. Now it is downloading new program info, hopefully with no errors.
     
  3. SoonerOrLater

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    I need help with this.
    I am able to Telnet into my Tivo HD (stuck in Guided Setup loop, error S03), but not before hitting Select after rebooting, and confirming the Wireless Network connection/password...
    In this mode, it seems I can only send it IRCODE commands that it responds to, but not the dbgc-mcp -fg-gc command.
    I'm using wireless because I can't find out to Telnet into this Tivo by connecting an Ethernet Cable directly from my PC to the Tivo HD (I can't find an IP address that way)>
    Any idea?
    Thanks!
     
  4. ravingfans

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    that was a while back for me, but I'll take a stab.

    if you are directly connected from TiVo to your PC, there is no DHCP server, so both devices are self-assigning a 169.x.x.x address. you need to have a router somewhere in the loop to get a decent address for both your PC and the TiVo.

    I'm not certain whether you can telnet in over WiFi--I've never tried that myself.

    I'm assuming you have a modded S3 TiVo of some variety? Both of mine are down currently, and I haven't wandered through all the thousands of pages here to remember how to get the latest TiVo Service Update to work. That is a project for some random couple of weekends when I get some time.

    Overall, I believe I will go back to the stock PROM and hope both the S3 and HD I have will be able to boot with the new Service Update and call it a day.

    Anybody have a spare PROM image for either or hopefully both of those machines? :)
     
  5. FaFaFooey

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    Can you connect the TiVo to your router with an ethernet cable? You can assign a static local IP through most routers to the TiVo? Then use telnet.
     
  6. SoonerOrLater

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    Telnet over Wifi works. I'm connecting to port 31339, correct?
    I was actually able to connect to the Tivo after assigning its IP manually during the Guided Setup.
    At that point, sending IRCODE commands worked fine.
    After rebooting, I was even able to connect to it without pressing Select.
    But the dbgc-mcp -fg-gc command does not seem to do anything. Am I missing something?

    I have a Tivo HD (652160) v11.0 (I think that was the last one for this model), lifetime service, and it is not modded (original PROM).

    Thanks!
     
  7. SoonerOrLater

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    The Tivo is too far for a Ethernet connection (I just don't have a cable that long), but wireless works.
    As mentioned above, I've assigned an IP to the Tivo during Guided Setup, and I'm able to Telnet into it via my wireless network.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    As mentioned in this old thread

    What is this un-used 4 pin connector?

    there's a 4 pin header on the S3 motherboard which is apparently an "old school" serial port.

    Did you ever telnet into a Series 1?





     
  9. SoonerOrLater

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    I never tried Telnet neither in my Series 1 (Phillips) nor my Series 2 (I still have a couple of those I should get rid of).
    Does the Tivo HD need to be hacked (PROM or other) to access this hidden serial port, or can I just get/make the special 4pin cable? I guess I would also need a computer with a serial port, right?
     
  10. ravingfans

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    I'm a little confused--I didn't think telnet worked without a PROM mod?
     
  11. SoonerOrLater

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    On Tivo HD/S3, Telnet via Ethernet or Wifi works on port 31339, but only for remote control functions.
    See TiVo UI Control via Telnet - No Hacking Required!

    But apparently, this is different from the Telnet Shell you can get by getting through the hidden serial port (4-pin connector on the HD/S3 motherboard), which is what I would need to be able to send the dbgc-mpc command... (and maybe this needs the PROM mod? not sure).
     
  12. FiosUser

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    This thread and a few others helped me out.

    I recently added Spectrum (used to be TWC) to my S3HDXL because FiOS dropped a basketball channel I use, so I added Spectrum to a single TiVo to see it.

    Spectrum uses a tuning adapter and that TA caused my guide data to stop loading and showing a S03 error in the Account Information screen.

    Looking at the GC date it was also way in the past like others have posted.
    My solution was to remove the TA by unplugging the USB from the back of the S3HDXL and then re-running the connect to TiVo service now.

    That caused a S03 error directly on the loading step of the connect to TiVo screen and gave me a message to try a restart.

    After the restart, a re-connect to TiVo worked fine and has been working.

    So my experience is slightly different: Turns out for the minimal channels I need on this box I do not require the TA and removing the TA fixed my guide data.

    I guess we're saying that TA = bad for S3s.
     
  13. Teeps

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    Yes since the cursed tuning adapter was first foisted on us timewarner subscribers.
     
  14. woldsweather

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    How do you do these kickstarts> I ';m trying to get out of guided set up.
     
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