Starting new thread to consolidate sw10025's S2 problems which got spread out over several threads. So, sw10025, you have 2 TCD240080 TiVos? You just got a single new power supply for that model? You got upgrade drives for both from DVR_Dude, but apparently one is bad out of the box? You mentioned having a 1TB Hitachi currently not in use. As long as the LBA number is as big or bigger than the 1TB with which you're having trouble, we can use it as a temporary repository. I'm guessing it's a 7200rpm drive and that the DVR_Dude drive is a cooler running 5400, so let's not use it as the permanent replacement drive in the TiVo. Get the MFS Live cd v1.4 from mfslive.org You'll download the zip file, expand it to the .iso cd image, and burn it as an image to a CD-R. Can you remove the SATA/IDE adapter from the "bad" drive without tearing things up? The plan is to use dd_rescue from the MFS Live cd to do a byte for byte copy from the DVR_Dude drive to the Hitachi Basic command is dd_rescue -v /dev/sda /dev/sdb where sda is the source and sdb is the target. Depending on what kind of hard drive ports your computer has, one of those might be an /hd"x" But what I have in mind is to copy to the Hitachi and, if possible, using the adpater, put it into the TiVo, and if it works there, rescue any recordings. Before doing the copy, take the problem 1TB drive, wrap a couple of layers of paper toweling around it, and stick it in the freezer overnight. The paper towel keeps condensation from forming on the metal of the drive and lets you handle it after freezing without losing skin.