TiVo Premiere TCD746320 Stuck on "Welcome… Starting Up" Loop

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  1. Dec 8, 2017 #1 of 27
    weldon

    weldon Member

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    Highlands...
    I have a TiVo Premiere TCD746320 that I've had in use for several years and for which I purchased Lifetime service. I'd like to keep it alive if possible.

    A couple months ago, it died and after rebooting it was stuck on the "Welcome… Starting Up" screen. It would reboot and then go back to that screen. After each of the steps below, the problem persisted. I'm trying to figure out what to do next…
    • Removed M-Card
    • Removed 320GB hard drive and replaced with 4TB WD Red that I imaged with DVRbars and a clean image that I got from a kind person on this forum
    • Replaced Power Supply with part from Weaknees
    I feel like I've done all the steps that I could reasonably try. I assume that my lifetime service is tied to the logic board and I can't make any other repairs to this device. Anything that I'm missing or should try next?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2017 #2 of 27
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Try the image again on a drive that's 2TB or smaller. My 746 image is too old to boot on a drive over 2TB.

    Once it boots up, connects to TiVo, and updates to the latest software you can copy the smaller drive to the 4TB drive with MFSTools 3.2.
     
  3. Surrealone

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    I think I'm in this same boat as the OP. how and where does one get the image and where can I find directions to format and load the image? TIA for any help I can get with this this.
     
  4. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Image sent. Use DvrBARS from the Upgrade forum to restore it.
     
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  5. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Thank you! image sent to where?
     
  6. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Check your Inbox.
     
  7. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Still nothing
     

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  8. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sorry. Try it now.
     
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  9. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    Thank you member ggieseke you are a big help and I'm going to make it a point to donate to help you keep the dropbox account going. Can you give me a link and or point me in the right direction to donate?
     
  10. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    The System Information screen in DvrBARS has a donate option.
     
  11. Surrealone

    Surrealone TiVoOnThEmInD

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    perfect thanks again for the help!
     
  12. olenachechel

    olenachechel New Member

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    Can you CC me on that TCD746320 image. Mine is in a reboot loop, not sure if dvrbars can fix this by rebuilding just the boot sector or if I need to reimage the entire drive.
     
  13. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent.
     
  14. success123

    success123 New Member

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    My Premiere just died. Didn't have any luck backing up and restoring from my drive. Is it possible to get a copy of the TCD746320 image?
     
  15. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent.
     
  16. WalterM

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    Do you still have a Premier image? My TiVO died today.
     
  17. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent.
     
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  18. WalterM

    WalterM New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  19. WalterM

    WalterM New Member

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    Do you know of any reason why the initial boot up of the Tivo would work OK after restoring your image to a new 2TB disk, but then it would hang after doing a system SW update?
     
  20. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't do a software update. Most of my Premiere images are ancient but the 746 image I sent you is already running 20.7.4.RC42. What kind of drive is it, did you test it thoroughly before using it, and what software did you use to expand it from 320GB to 2TB?
     

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