TivoHd RMA Replacement

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by hooper, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. hooper

    hooper Member

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    Folks,
    Got a new TivoHD through the RMA process. Can I just swap the old hard drive into the new box and be good to go?
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Well, considering that one or another form of hard drive failure is the most common reason for needing the unit replaced to begin with, I wouldn't recommend that... Anyway, Tivo has probably already updated your subscription to match the new unit, not the old one.
     
  3. hooper

    hooper Member

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    Problem is that I already upgraded the HD. RMA was for a bad tuner. Is there anyway to keep the old drive in the new machine?
     
  4. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    If one of your tuners kept going out...I doubt it was defective.

    Based on posts to this forum, that seems to be a bug in the 9.1 software. One or both tuners go out periodically and a reboot is needed to fix it.

    Tivo is now telling people over the phone that a software fix will be out very soon.
     
  5. hooper

    hooper Member

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    OK. Let's say it was a bad power supply. Is it possible to keep the hard drive?
     
  6. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    You need to return the TivoHD with its original drive.
     
  7. hooper

    hooper Member

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    OK. It appears a clear and delete is the only way to get my upgraded drive to work with new box.

    This was all I was looking for. The original 160GB drive will go back with the defective Tivo. I just didn't want to have to go through the whole MFSLive expansion process again. PITA since I am running in a Raid0 setup on my desktop.
     
  8. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Correct.
     
  9. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    If you get an enclosure, like the Antec MX-1, you don't have to even open the PC. Just pop in the SATA drive into the enclosure (don't even need to screw it back together), plug it into the PC via eSATA or USB, then WinMFS it, and you're done. No reboot needed.

    Much easier now.
     
  10. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    True for an original Series 3 box, but not if you have a Tivo HD box.
     

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