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moeenergy
11-07-2003, 12:22 AM
All,
I mainly use my TIVO but got ahold of an UTV open box at BB for $30 (couldn't pass it up) and replaced an old RCA rcvr with it. DTV sent me a p4 card instead of activating the p3 that came with it.

Just out of curiousity - if I put the non active p3 in it at night, will it keep the unit from taking the 3.7 update?

rockcrawl
11-09-2003, 07:24 PM
I had a UTV on 3.5, used a P4 during the day and put a P3 in before I went to bed. Turned it on the next day and it had updated to 3.7 while a P3 was in the slot. If you use a P3 to prevent the update, go to system info and make sure it shows a P3 card ID. When I hot-swapped my cards, the IRD apparently didn't see the change. After the software update it must have rebooted and then gave an incompatible card nag.

djohn
11-09-2003, 09:14 PM
It can be done and the info has been posted around.

Please don't ask, if you want it you will figure it out.

geminicat
11-09-2003, 11:34 PM
Djohn

Thanks for the heads up. I see you edited your post but you are correct look around and you can find the answer... Now that I have the answer it is just a matter of learning the language. Thanks to all of you out there.

izhtar
12-06-2003, 06:27 PM
Hello Everyone. I am from Mexico City and Ive just get an DWD490 ultimate and it came with a P4 card, and it has the 3.7 SW.
I have get the Winhex SW and bought a clean hard drive in order to load the 3.5 image onto it and watch tv.
The 3.5 image I downloaded it from tivostuff.com but when I try to access the HD via winhex it wont let me, it says something about access to memory address is not valid, can someone help me please???
Thanks

Enrique

dan0
12-07-2003, 08:19 PM
the drive is locked
read herculitos how to thread

jeff24
12-12-2003, 11:46 PM
hi all
where is hercultios post??
i treid all of the searches and cant find it

geminicat
12-13-2003, 01:09 AM
This is not my work, or my Findings.. i Was helped and Allowed to post this info for all of you that need this help, I can help you with your questions.. since i already did this and it worked great

NOTE.. YOU NEED TO HAVE COMPUTER HARDWARE SKILL'S TO TRY THIS..OR ELSE YOU COULD DAMAGE YOUR COMPUTER OR UTV

YOU NEED A WORKING (NOT EVALUATION) COPY OF WINHEX

While the utv is running, unplug the ide cable, (leave power applied)boot your computer hit pause before it detects ide drives plug ide cable from computer into drive and hit enter the drive should now be detected.
run winhex, from tools select physical disk(start center on some versions,then select the physical disk that is your utv), from position goto offset 13480600 look at 13480624-7 in the display it should read FSNo
right click the first byte (13480600)select begining of block now from postition tab goto offset 154805ff right click, select end of block. from edit tab select copy all into new file and name it on your local drive.
(if FSNo is at 15480624 instead of 13480624 then select 15480600-174805ff and do the same)

Now that you have the file you can disconnect the drive and hook up your new drive. on the new drive select offset 0 as begining of block and 178c2fff as end of block. From edit tab select fill file,select first option and type in 00 for hex value (if the drive is already zeros you can skip this step)
after it zeros that chunk goto tools then disk tools then clone disk
on source file select read sectors from image file and select the file you saved from before. select your destination drive and start sector will be 631811 (this is lba 13480600 or sector 09a403 in hex...which is sector 631811 in decimal)(make sure you select copy entire source) and click ok it will write the sectors and you and the drive should be showing the data starting
at 13480600 now disconnect the drive install it in the utv plugin the power cord utv should now come up to the welcome to utv screen.

note this new hdd will no longer work on the computer unless you do the same procedure and erase all the content (i think i havent tried yet)

Hopes this helps many as it did helped me..
thanks to the finder of this info
DONT TRY THIS IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF RUINING YOUR COMPUTER OR UTV
IT WORKED GREAT FOR ME AND DID IT TWICE

GOOD LUCK