Where can I get a Series 3 TiVo TCD648250B image?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bugsbunny500, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. 800mph

    800mph New Member

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    Thank you for the info. I would not have known that. I truly appreciate you sharing your knowledge with newbies like me.
     
  2. goodwillshopper

    goodwillshopper New Member

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    I just rescued a TCD648250B from Goodwill with a dead HDD and need an image as well.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    I am unwilling to send you an image unless it has lifetime service, and is still active. Otherwise, Its just junk and only good for parts. You would need to call TS to find out if it has service.

    Tivo no longer activates Series 3 and older Tivos, but will keep lifetime'd units active.
     
  4. goodwillshopper

    goodwillshopper New Member

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    Bummer. OK. I chatted with their support online, and they said it was a lifetime unit, so that's good. I pulled the HDD and it works perfectly attached to another system (no SMART errors etc. and WinMFS can read it and make a backup without error) but the power supply had several bulged caps, so I am going to replace those and hopefully(!) that will fix it. The chat support said that I can call their phone # since I don't know the previous owner and they might be able to transfer it to me. FINGERS CROSSED.
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    It is common for the capacitors in the power supply to fail\, causing reboots and other issues. The hard drive is not immune.
     
  6. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Power supply capacitor list. I recommend replacing this full list which are likely to fail and not just the ones that are bulging.

    Tivo Series 3 - Bad capacitors in power supply

    Scott
     
  7. dthreet

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    My TiVo series 3 (TCD648250B) is welcome powering up... I have not been able to file a working link with the image... Thanks in advance
     
  8. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Sent.
     
  9. dthreet

    dthreet Member

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    Thank you so much, that was very fast... :)
     
  10. inveent327

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    My TiVo series 3 TCD648250B with active lifetime had a bad power supply that seems to have corrupted the data and it will no longer successfully complete programming update (S03 error). The power supply has since been replaced. Thought it was the drive failing initially but the health of the drive checks out fine with a number of tools and I was able to dd it to a new drive without read errors. Also followed up with the various kickstarts as forums have suggested having the TiVo diagnose and repair the data but still came up with error S03 failed programming update data corruption. Looking for working image.
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Error s03 is something about the garbage collection being too high (I think). The drive is not corrupt. It would slowly clear out the error after each Tivo connection, failure after a certain percentage get higher each day.
     
  12. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    S03 happens because GC (garbage collection) routine times out. This has happened to my 648250 TiVo several times since having to insert a tuning adapter into the setup. (timewarner cable)

    Here's what I do:
    Disconnect the TiVo from all network and usb connections, but leave the coax cable connected.
    Do a power off restart and let TiVo chew. This can take a day or two depending...

    If after the 3rd day it fails to complete GC, then I'd replace the HDD.
     
  13. Filipe78

    Filipe78 New Member

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    Can I have image for tivo series 3 TCD648250B I have live subscription, my drive die can some one help please,
    Thank you.
     
  14. seanfannin

    seanfannin New Member

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    I have a series 3 Tivo TCD648250B. It gets stuck booting at the welcome screen with all lights and the Tivo logo light lit up. I had update the drive to 1 tb and have the original drive as a backup. I reinstalled the original drive, and it gets stuck at the same screen, but this time the Tivo logo light goes out after a few minutes. The power supply looks fine, clean and no bulging capacitors. If anyone has an image for this model so I can try using a new known good drive.

    I would greatly appreciated any help or suggestions.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Filipe78

    Filipe78 New Member

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    Can you send me your original image so I can try on my hard drive to see if this is the problem and also I need it to please,
    Thank you.
     
  16. seanfannin

    seanfannin New Member

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    I think the 2 drives I have are unreadable/corrupt. I tried to upgrade to a new, known good, drive using both drives as the source, but couldn't get it to work. I'll try to make an image and let you know.
     
  17. Filipe78

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  18. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Sent.
     
  19. Filipe78

    Filipe78 New Member

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    Thank you
     
  20. Duncan-Toronto

    Duncan-Toronto New Member

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    Hello, had my trusty Tivo HD 3 working more than a year ago and as I have newer Roamio OTA it was left to gather dust. Doing a winter cleanup and tested it, working fine, advertised and sold - thought I'd do a reset to default - big mistake! Buyer collected before complete so sent it off halfway. He got home, completed the reset but then wouldn't load. Then wouldn't power up -wth? So refunded and returned, found bulging caps, replaced and now powering on, just in the startup phase endless loop.

    May I an image for TCD648250B with lifetime please?

    Many thanks in anticipation
     

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