TiVo Series 3 Kick Start not working

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tomn, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. tomn

    tomn New Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    I have recently purchased a TiVo Model TCD652160
    Software Ver. 8.1.7c2-01-2-652 and I am attempting to add an additional drive through the eSATA port. The new drive is a Seagate DB35 7200.3 hard drive 750 GB Internal 3.5" with an Antec Veris Media enclosure with a supplied eSATA cable.

    When I try to install the drive using the proceedure described (holding pause during reboot), I have no luck in getting the TiVo to recognize the pause command. It never stops but just keeps on booting up to the TiVO screen.

    Has TiVo disabled this?

    I know the drive is working as I have hooked it to my computer and it gets recognized.

    Any ideas on what I am doing wrong (if anything)?

  2. jgerry

    jgerry save vinyl

    Aug 29, 2001
    The eSATA port can't be enabled on the TiVoHD with that method. It can't be enabled at all (yet). I'm sure they'll get around to it though. The hack you're trying only works on the original S3 TiVo.
  3. bferrell

    bferrell Now in HD!

    Jun 22, 2005
    Cincinnati, OH
    Wait until next month, the Fall software release should take care of you when the 2 platforms are more merged in terms of features and software, though I don't think that was specficially mentioned in Pony's post.
  4. Chimpware

    Chimpware New Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    You can add an external drive by marrying the eSATA drive with teh internal drive using WinMFS (see other posts on this).
  5. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Click here for more info and a link to the instructions.
  6. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

    Nov 23, 2003
    took me at least 5 attempts in order to get the external drive configured with the Tivo..

    have you checked the cable you are using? many have reported that after replacing the cable they were golden... JAT

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