Swapping Tivo 160GB hard drive

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by sony2ndhand, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. sony2ndhand

    sony2ndhand New Member

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    I have two Tivos,both HD units. Hard drive went out on the one we watch. The other one was fine until powerboard went out. Can I swap the good Tivo HD 652160 drive from one unit to the other without image or backing up?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Changing the drive from another drive, which has a different service number, and must be from the same model, is possible, but you must run Clear & delete everything. It would wipe out all recordings, however.

    Backups is always recommended.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    When you say powerboard, do you mean the power supply or the motherboard?
     
  4. Gregavi

    Gregavi Member

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    Are they both the same make and model?
     

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