Yes, I used Drvbars with a USB 3.0 caddy ( at age 97, I find it hard work to open and cable drives). I realize the program was probably written to use motherboard sata, but I tried, and after several efforts, got the program to recognize my drive, and restore the image!Did you use DvrBARS to restore the image?
Image sent. Use DvrBARS to restore the image, and MFSTools 3.2 to expand it to the full 2TB. Both programs are in the Upgrade forum.First timer here upgrading (or repairing) a dead TiVo.
My TCD746320 died over the weekend as well - after moving it from one location to another. I bought a 2 TB disk and i used ddrescue (ross walker guide) and it did not work. The new HD in tivo made the amber, red and blue lights flash.
I see that I need an image , so if someone can send me one, I much appreciate it.
I would also appreciate some guidance here as I am using a laptop, can boot off the CD drive and using SATA-USB adapters to connect old and new HDDs to the laptop.
Mucho thanks in advance.
Image sent. Use DvrBARS to restore it.Newbie here also looking for the image file (and a link to instructions).
Are there options for using a Mac to do the restore?
Not sure how winmfs comes into the picture, as it only works on Series 3 and earlier models. The image I sent you was designed to be restored to your new 4TB drive with DvrBARS and that should take about 5 minutes or less using its Quick Restore mode.Thanks ggieseke:
Using an old six core AMD FX-6300 Windows 7 machine laying around. Took about 3 1/2 hours to image to drive with 'winmfs_beta9_3f.exe'.
Cleaned inside of TIVO with a small and large round soft brushes I use for cleaning dusty electrical boards.
Plugged 4TB drive into TIVO, after boot TIVO asked for ZIP Code then after 'get setup info' needed update and another reboot. The unit rebooted six to ten times before coming back to setup screen. Still had ZIP code info and asked to 'get setup info' one more time. Scanned for channels, loaded that info and went to 'TIVO Central'.
All told about an hour and a half for setup with antenna only.
Added together, in five hours to complete, all setting in a chair or walking aimlessly about.
I can not say enough about the 'Great' work you've done.
Yes your right... My mistake.. I'd just done two older TIVO 3's earlier in the week and quoted wrong program. I did a full restore with 'DvrBARS.exe' not a quick restore.Not sure how winmfs comes into the picture, as it only works on Series 3 and earlier models. The image I sent you was designed to be restored to your new 4TB drive with DvrBARS and that should take about 5 minutes or less using its Quick Restore mode.
The update and reboots are standard for setting up a Premiere, or any TiVo for that matter.