Toshiba SD-H400 hard drive upgrade?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by boltonj, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. wigleyd

    wigleyd Member

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    Upgraded to a 200gb drive and all was fine and then it started restarting after the 7.2.2 update. It gets to the startup video and then the the main tivo screen and the moving tile starts to slow to a stop and then move a little and then the hard drive werrs and it restarts. Is this a swap file problem now or more? If it is a swap file problem is there anything that I can do to fix it.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2006 #222 of 241
    davedonohue

    davedonohue New Member

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    Wigley,

    Unfortunately your problem is not unique - check out http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=292962&page=4

    The prevailing opinion is that this has something to do with bad sectors on drives - though this is still being debated.

     
  3. Tateros

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    Hi,

    I need some help. I upgraded an H400 to a 160gb drive about a year ago using weaknees because the original 80GB drive was starting to freeze and click. Now I just ordered another H400 and it arrived in non-working condition. The good news is that I was able to boot it up using the original 80GB from my first H400.

    The bad news is that MFSTools (Weaknees) can't copy all of the original 80GB's information onto a new 80GB because the original has apparently gotten worse and has too many bad sectors to complete the copying process.

    So I decided to try using the 160GB drive to restore the TiVo image onto the new 80GB drive. The problem is, when I start the mfsbackup/restore process, the computer reads, 'backup target not large enough".

    Does this mean I can't copy the image from the 160gb drive to the 80gb drive, even though I chose to ignore the shows that are on the 160gb drive?

    This is the code I put in:
    mfsbackup -f 9999 -so - /dev/hda | mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hdb

    As I said, it examines the drive for a second then tells me that the new 80gb is not big enough to receive the information from the 160gb drive, even though I chose to ignore the recorded shows.

    I also tried this:

    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt

    mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -zxpi /mnt/backup.bak /dev/hdb

    The computer basically told me to go to hell when I tried the second one.

    I've been at this for literally 18 hours and I feel like I am about to start freezing and clicking. Please help!
     
  4. HomeUser

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    The swap was probably less then 127, drop the -r 4 for the 80G and you are not expanding
    mfsbackup -f 9999 -so - /dev/hda | mfsrestore -zpi - /dev/hdb
     
  5. Blackvr4

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    New to the forum and I need some help. I think I am hosed but I need to ask.

    I have a SD-H400 and it has been great for about 2 yrs. Completely untouched unit. While catching up on some shows, the picture began to stutter and it died. It got stuck in the power up loop.

    I removed the hard drive and scanned with the Maxtor max software. It said the drive was failing and I needed to back it up. Duh :)

    Anyway, I am trying to get an image off it with mfstools and I keep getting an input/output error. This is what I entered - minus the quotes:

    "mkdir /mnt/dos"
    "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos"

    "mfsbackup -f9999 -6so /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdc"

    tivo drive was on the secondary master cable and the PC was running win98. First 2 commands were fine but I got the error after doing the backup command. Is the HD just too far gone to do anything? Is the only option to buy a new HD with the image already on it(weakness)? I wish I would have know about this stuff before it died :(

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  6. Blackvr4

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    Anyone?
     
  7. May 9, 2006 #227 of 241
    PatC

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    Blackvr4, See this thread,

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=297352

    Call Toshiba and ship it back. HTH, PatC

    My Post in that thread.
    "Hey I think something is up with the Toshiba SD-H400's! Mine died today 5/5/06 too. Two years old. But, like raider68 said, in desperation I called Toshiba and to my surprise they gave me a case number to ship the old unit to them and they will ship me either a RS-TX20 120GB or RS-TX60 160GB as a replacement, depending what they had in stock. Of course I requested the RS-TX60 160GB for a replacement. Shipped my old one back this afternoon, should arrive at the TN depot on Tuesday.

    Can't wait for the new (refurb probably) RS-TX60 with DVD burner and firewire port! I would start calling Toshiba at 1-800-631-3811. It took me longer to complete the phone satisfaction survey, than to get the 5 minute return done. FYI, Shipping weight in original box was 16lbs, with manuals, power cord and remote. They told me to keep the other cables, etc. UPS cost about $24 with insurance.

    Seriously though, it sound like Toshiba KNOWS about a major problem with this model, like the old IBM DeathStars

    Hope that helps, Pat C"
     
  8. May 9, 2006 #228 of 241
    no-blue-screen

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    Does anyone have a known working image for the SD-H400? I have the one from Stan, but another poster reported that they had problems with that image. I am sending this to my brother in CA, so I don't have his unit here and I want to make sure he has a good image. Prefer one with 7.2.2. Would be willing to paypal someone a couple bucks if they can hook me up with a 7.2.2 image for the SD-H400. Thanks.
     
  9. May 9, 2006 #229 of 241
    Blackvr4

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    I saw that thread last night and called today. I will be shipping it off tomorrow and hopefully will have the newer unit in 7-10 days. Good support from Toshiba!!

    Thanks
     
  10. PatC

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    Your welcome! Yeah, Toshiba did right by me. :) I will certainly keep this in mind when I finally take the HDTV plunge. I'm still waiting for cable card 2 to get out and working.

    Still, I wonder what the problem is with these units?
     
  11. ArcticZ

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    one question about upgrading the h400. I'm now looking at the 160gb HD from WeaKnees.com, i'm wondering is all i have to do is just unplug the old hd and plug in the new one. Weaknees says its hd are all ready to go,and i have the old hd out, not worried about copying over old tv shows, just want to get the thing working again. So when i buy the 160gb i'm just going to just plug in and away i go right? Sorry for such a newbie question, i've never upgraded a tivo before and i know it will come with instructions, just trying to find out how hard it will be before i order it. thanks
     
  12. PatC

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    Arctic, As far as I know, that's about it! You may have to go into settings and Clear and Delete Everything or All (I forget the exact term) and re-run guided setup. You probably need a phone line for the first call, but if it's networked that should take over after that.

    What happened to your SD-H400? See my post and Blackvr4's from 5-9-06. Seems like a lot of these units are dieing after about 2-years and Toshiba is doing the right thing by replacing them even if they are out of warranty. :)
    HTH, Pat
     
  13. ArcticZ

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    Back in Februay of this year the power went out at my house for some reason and SD-H400 never came back. It just went to the orange and black screen that says just a few more minutes, then it would restart and do the same thing all over again. ANd thats all it would do. Even before that happen the unit would sometimes freeze or ack up and i would have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it to work. So i guess the hd was starting fail for a while before it died. So i took the hd out to see if the computer would see it so i could copy it, and that didn't work. So i pluged back in and now all it does is stay at the grey welcome screen and won't go any farther. I knew i was out of warranty so i never bothered to call Toshiba to see if they would do anything. I just went with out tivo for amonth (which was hard to do) and bought a new tivo stand alone unit with lifetime before that ended. So now i would like to see if i can get this working again because it has the free basic on and i can use it as a second tivo and dvd player.

    And I don't mean to hi-jack this thread, sorry.
     
  14. jilter

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    My Toshiba almost 2 years old has also died.
    However it has Lifetime on it?
    How can I still maintain the Lifetime sub I just bought?
    Should I deal with Tivo or Toshiba on this?
    Thanks!

    Jill
     
  15. buddhawood

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    Deal with Toshiba. I've read were they have been sending RSTX20 DVd burner units as replacements. It may also cost some cash too.
     
  16. PatC

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    Jill, See this thread, they just replaced my two-year old SD-H400 with an RS-TX60, refurb in like new condition, 160GB TiVo with a DVD burner :D

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4040674#post4040674

    Pat
     
  17. epics

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    My SD-H400 died. Has anyone sent in one in the past month or so. Im wondering if they are still sending TSTX20 as replacements, as 140 bucks for that deal isnt bad.
     
  18. emaij

    emaij New Member

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    How do we send in for replacement?
     
  19. Blackvr4

    Blackvr4 New Member

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    Good luck. I sent mine to Toshiba in May to get a TX-60 and they had them on backorder. In July, they then decided give me a refurb SD-H400 that when hooked up right out the box did the exact same thing my original did! I had to wait another week for a RA# and it is now back with Toshiba. I have not had mine since the middle of May. I will consider myself lucky to get a SD-H400 that works at this point...
     
  20. epics

    epics New Member

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    They replaced my harddrive and board. I really hope I don't get the same problem with you? Once they replace it, how long is it warrantied for?
     

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