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    could be a bad serial port. who hacked your unit?

    could be a bad serial port. who hacked your unit?
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    Sorry, cant respond to pm or email from the...

    Sorry, cant respond to pm or email from the hospital
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    Definitely be wary of the temp of the tivo,...

    Definitely be wary of the temp of the tivo, enclosed places are deadly to tivos if not setup right...........
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    Reseat the ribbon cable from the supply to the...

    Reseat the ribbon cable from the supply to the mainboard, and all the other connectors. I would first unhook the sat feeds, and any other components you have hooked in/out to the tivo, and leave...
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    The ONE for all 6130 (I think thats the #) is the...

    The ONE for all 6130 (I think thats the #) is the cheapest all around good remote for these things, you can find info on them on here and at TCF......
  6. Thread: T-60 Repair?

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    Doesnt sound too good unfortunately, when theyre...

    Doesnt sound too good unfortunately, when theyre doing the black/white dance they are usually doorstops/parts machines. I sent you info on what you can do via email........
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    Look in the how-to above and do the obvious, ie...

    Look in the how-to above and do the obvious, ie reseat all ribbons, especially the parlex, and all power connectors. If possible, test the unit with another drive. THe biggest two causes are the...
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    Doesnt sound good, 99% chance its dead, you need...

    Doesnt sound good, 99% chance its dead, you need to post your logs after deleting them, but thats usually a sure fire doorstop sign.........
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    Everybody is looking for dtivos for cheap, you...

    Everybody is looking for dtivos for cheap, you gotta either sub, or pay the ebay piper........
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    BTW, why are you fdisking anything?? Throw that...

    BTW, why are you fdisking anything?? Throw that in the trash, you have no need for it ever, you dont format a drive in a tivo, it does it with the install, dont fdisk a tivo drive at all, UNLESS...
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    HUH??? when is restores the image and cleans up,...

    HUH??? when is restores the image and cleans up, your DONE. You just follow the umount commands, or control alt delete and stick in your tivo. Theres no manual mounting to be done with it. THose...
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    not to mention ser1 to ser2 differences..........

    not to mention ser1 to ser2 differences..........
  13. Thread: Phillips DSR6000

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    In a ser1, there is no heatsinks on the chips. ...

    In a ser1, there is no heatsinks on the chips. In a ser1, the hotspots are the tuners, The hard drive, and the power supply. You can get a heatsink cooler chipset at compusa for 10 bucks, I use...
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    Me too, Me too, Me too............ Right now I...

    Me too, Me too, Me too............ Right now I get a new unit, and part it out :( They are worth more in parts than the 99 bucks anyway, just hook up for a month and cancel it, no fees........
  15. Thread: Phillips DSR6000

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    You may be better off just getting an adapter for...

    You may be better off just getting an adapter for it, its easier than splicing when you gotta work on it later on. Test with a meter if your unsure, but yellow is 12v, red is 5v, the two blacks are...
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    Two notes. If putting dual drives in a tivo, it...

    Two notes. If putting dual drives in a tivo, it REALLY helps to get different brand drives. They will have slightly different startup times, and that helps the supply alot. The biggest drain on a...
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    there is ALOT of info on dialing problems at TCF,...

    there is ALOT of info on dialing problems at TCF, more than here. If shes got dsl, you may wanna opt to using a turbonet to use broadband. I ahve seen alot of connection problems, if the modem isnt...
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    depends on what you wanna do with it. you could...

    depends on what you wanna do with it. you could use any file and then dial in to get up to speed, but if you want a hacked OS you need 2.5 then 2.5.2 or 3.1 depending on your preference. Best way...
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    works with any bootable linux cd.........

    works with any bootable linux cd.........
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    It sounds like you have a panel problem. First,...

    It sounds like you have a panel problem. First, RESEAT ALL the connectors, every one you can find. Then pop off the front panel (may be 2 screws holding on, usually not) and take the ribbon off the...
  21. Thread: philips dsr 6000

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    follow Captain's advice exactly, thats your most...

    follow Captain's advice exactly, thats your most likely culprit, and if you post again try to be a little better in the way you describe the problem, your post is ver hard to understand.............
  22. Thread: Blowing Fuses

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    Good job getting it working, its kinda nice when...

    Good job getting it working, its kinda nice when you do it yourself..........its the satisfaction of it....
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    Yep it does. We already know the unit powers up,...

    Yep it does. We already know the unit powers up, so its safe to say for now the supply does at least that. A single bad cap or IC or whatever can short out a specific circuit and hold down any...
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    Call it a mainboard/motherboard so its easier to...

    Call it a mainboard/motherboard so its easier to know what were talking about. If only it were possible to buy a new mainboard. Basically you can either fix it or sell it and replace it, its not...
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    Looks like you have a failure on the baord, just...

    Looks like you have a failure on the baord, just because the drive powers up means nothing, its only telling you "part" of the tivo is working. You gotta ge in there with a voltmeter and get the...
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    hmmmmm? do it again?

    hmmmmm? do it again?
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    hughes ser2 what? You dont...

    hughes ser2 what? <Dtivo or SA tivo>

    You dont need to call in with a Dtivo at all, your only setback is no ppv ordering via the remote, can use web to do so. If you unplug the phone line, it will...
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    both very good points, thanks guys. I'm not sure...

    both very good points, thanks guys. I'm not sure if were gonna add all the little details + hints in there, or start up another sort of "modern" how to like in the old Dtivo hacking section, that...
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    Comments/Suggestions for the How-to

    Please refrain from posting in the how to until completed. Please post any thoughts/advice in this thread and Cali and Greek will respond. Much of the finish work will be done last minute, were...
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    Sticky: Sticking me with #4 huh :D I got #7 done, so...

    Sticking me with #4 huh :D I got #7 done, so you do 5 and I'll do 6 too



    PLEASE.........dont post in this section....its a work in progress. Start a new thread and Cali and I will make...
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    Theres alot going on behind the scenes anymore ...

    Theres alot going on behind the scenes anymore ;)

    If yo think about it, its gonna take a long while before stuff pops up for HDtivos. Look at how many hundreds of thousands of units come out...
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    Sticky: 3. Almost There Almost there can be caused by...

    3. Almost There

    Almost there can be caused by different things, the major cause is a bad component that is attached directly to the IC2 bus. A software problem can also cause this, and so can a...
  33. You can do that. 2.5.2 with xplusz has the...

    You can do that. 2.5.2 with xplusz has the drivers on by default, if you have an mfs image to restore you can just do that, and use turbonet off the bat. Otherwise, if you have .iso images, you...
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    Sticky: Credit goes to Cali for this section and...

    Credit goes to Cali for this section and info...................

    1.Hangs/Stuck at Welcome Powering up
    a. Prom issues
    b. Power Supply
    c. RTC/OSC issues ( Advanced- Requires expensive...
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    the factory suggested way to shut down a tivo is...

    the factory suggested way to shut down a tivo is to go to system reset, choose the first option of reboot/restart, and then press thumbs down three times followed by enter. B4 you press enter, get...
  36. put your settings to the way you want them, and...

    put your settings to the way you want them, and leave the feeds unhooked to the box. Now when it errors out, choose I'll fix it later. It will then try 3 times to get signal, each time taking a few...
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    Note that this thread is from oct. 2002, nearly 2...

    Note that this thread is from oct. 2002, nearly 2 yrs ago. If your really worried, just do a clear and delete everything and dial in to go to 3.1.1b. Otherwise, do as you stated in resetting info,...
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    you've got a hard short, or a drive issue. I...

    you've got a hard short, or a drive issue. I would edit the boot parameters first. If you look a few posts down, all the info you need is right there. Try all that stuff and report back. ALso...
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    with a bash prompt, type in this # cd /tvbin...

    with a bash prompt, type in this

    # cd /tvbin <enter>

    # rm modemtest <enter>

    # restart

    ..........you can thank me later, or donate to dealdatabase..........
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    I personally HATE maxtor drives. I've had 2...

    I personally HATE maxtor drives. I've had 2 80's(retail 8mb cache) go in my windows box for no reason, 1 just died a ways back, second one just went friday, am hoping this one is the controller...
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    you have all the right volatges, and if you have...

    you have all the right volatges, and if you have U13 off and nothing touching as far as the pads go, your kinda stuck. There are alot of things that can hard short a dtivo, it could be small, or...
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    the "other" forum (goodie bunch) ...

    the "other" forum (goodie bunch)

    tivocommunity.com
  43. Thread: locked drive??

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    just to be sure, you CANNOT have the HD on hda. ...

    just to be sure, you CANNOT have the HD on hda. I would tell you to do this. Take everything off the IDE ribbons, and jumper your HD for slave, and the cdrom for slave. Usually most computers wont...
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    first you gotta take the unit elsewhere and try...

    first you gotta take the unit elsewhere and try to make a call with it. Second, there is a step by step hardware diagnostic over at 9thtee.com by electric legs, you could buy a kit to fix if its...
  45. Thread: locked drive??

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    Unhook power to your other devices, leave only...

    Unhook power to your other devices, leave only the tivo drive and cdrom connected. Then try hdb, c, d. The one that works is the one the bios sees, it wont write to the cdrom. This way you dont...
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    yes you could use a $20k test machine that...

    yes you could use a $20k test machine that basically xrays the chip in high magnification if you have one laying around the garage ;) My theory is modems are just something to break, in a dtivo you...
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    The usual thing I see is U13 holding this down. ...

    The usual thing I see is U13 holding this down. Its what controls the modem, but who uses that anyway ;) I usually just yank it, and then she boots up, and take it from there.
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    check the tuner module for 30v in to #1, and then...

    check the tuner module for 30v in to #1, and then after confirming inspect U37, lnbp chips to tuner #1. A tuner replacement is not always the answer, but if you have NO signal anywhere, maybe. ...
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    guys..........PLEASE........no talk of ANY dtv...

    guys..........PLEASE........no talk of ANY dtv hacking here. When one of the mods sees this, theres gonna be hell to pay...........
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    HERE...

    HERE
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    do as the other suggestion I posted. boot the...

    do as the other suggestion I posted. boot the drive with a xtreme CD, and at the second enter when you get to # prompt type this

    edit_bootparms hd? -i <enter>

    the ? in hd? is your drive...
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    Stick a P4/P5 in there and then see what...

    Stick a P4/P5 in there and then see what happens............
  53. Thread: Dead DSR6000

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    maybe try playing with the pot screw, turning it...

    maybe try playing with the pot screw, turning it up/down SLIGHTLY to see if the voltage helps it along.........probably not, but what the hell.............
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    looks some ways back on my posts or search for ...

    looks some ways back on my posts or search for edit_bootparms

    you may have a hard short on U13, this is the most common hang at welcome. Try reloading the xtreme image and see if the prom...
  55. Thread: DTivo and OS4.0

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    take a look at the back of you unit, do you have...

    take a look at the back of you unit, do you have a RID #. If so and I think yo do, you can forget about running 4.0 on there. You can get the USB adapter to work on 3.1, and would take less work. ...
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    Run into your local best buy, and grab a ser2...

    Run into your local best buy, and grab a ser2 dtivo. Gut it, and then return it with a mysterious power supply issue............just kidding, thats a felony I think............on a serious note, I...
  57. I too agree with Chaz. I suspect you may have...

    I too agree with Chaz. I suspect you may have tested pin 2 of the chip and got 24v, MAKE SURE you are reall on pin 3. Its only about 7/8" long and its a thicker trace like 1 and 2. I dont think...
  58. Thread: Dead DSR6000

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    I would do what cali suggested, thats your first...

    I would do what cali suggested, thats your first thing. Second, do you have another board to steal parts from? I have had similar, but not exact same scenario, and it came down to a bad mpeg...
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    Laptop drives are very expensive, especially if...

    Laptop drives are very expensive, especially if this is a larger gig size. You can get an IDE 3.5 inch drive for peanuts nowadays, especially with rebates. Tivos eat up drives, I would get rid of...
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    Exactly what cali linked to. you need to know...

    Exactly what cali linked to. you need to know where the chips came from. Realisticly, you gotta pin out the supply feeds to the chips/tuners (2 x 30v feeds, 1 x 24v feed) and make sure these chips...
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    you dont get BS from cali :D

    you dont get BS from cali :D
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    Ive only seen one modem issue so far, cant really...

    Ive only seen one modem issue so far, cant really say if it was hit or just crapped out. I dont see much difference across most DTV irds, they basically all use the same setup with the equivelant...
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    I dont think you followed my responce. When I...

    I dont think you followed my responce. When I said parlex cable, I was just referencing it so you knew which block of capacitors I was speaking of. The parlex has nothing to do with this issue. ...
  64. Thread: Blowing Fuses

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    R U talking 240 horses from one of your toys, or...

    R U talking 240 horses from one of your toys, or a straight jolt there cali?
    If you cant tell, one more zap and I'll be MIA for good :D
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    look in the forsale section, theres a guy named...

    look in the forsale section, theres a guy named greek that has a thread in there with any parts you need..........
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    classic hard drive dieing. Pull it out and test...

    classic hard drive dieing. Pull it out and test it, maybe youll get lucky and its under warranty, or just grab another and search for hinsdale how to.......
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    Ive seen this before, but its tricky. I dont...

    Ive seen this before, but its tricky. I dont have a unit in front of me right now, but there is a tiny reg. between the mpeg decoder and the modem controller that was bad on one I fixed. ALthough I...
  68. Thread: Blowing Fuses

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    probably not, I would think its just the supply...

    probably not, I would think its just the supply dead. Be careful with these, they will hold a charge for a LONG time if the fuse is blowing, I got a hit once (kinda liked it) the next morning from a...
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    technically, if your prom isnt flashed, it wont...

    technically, if your prom isnt flashed, it wont hang at welcome, it will actually display "cannot boot kernel" but loopie is on the right track, I have seen corruption from continously hot plougging...
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    why not just use xtreme version and have it all...

    why not just use xtreme version and have it all on there the easy way? second, why are you even attempting qunlock? if you had read anything, qunlock is for a locked drive that you cannot access...
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    there are images all around, these are the...

    there are images all around, these are the easiest to get. you need a philips or hughes image, either will work. If you are legit, you can load any version and dail in to get to the current...
  72. Thread: Blowing Fuses

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    you mentioned the two drives, did you disconnect...

    you mentioned the two drives, did you disconnect the white ribbon to the mainbaord? Thats what we want you do to here. that and the drives disconnected, were trying to find out if the supply is...
  73. TCF is the place for this, check your post there,...

    TCF is the place for this, check your post there, those guys have the season pass section for this type of problem...........
  74. Thread: Blowing Fuses

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    agreed, power supplies can usually be fixed. ...

    agreed, power supplies can usually be fixed. isolate to the supply, and then go from there. theres info all around this baord on this subject.
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    I'd tell anybody that isnt comfortable with...

    I'd tell anybody that isnt comfortable with hardware repairs to stay away from these. It is alot worst dealing with welcome screen than almost there. Welcome comes off the board, so you only know...
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    give me details of whats going on. I got a...

    give me details of whats going on. I got a junkyard of ser1 units if you need chips.............
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    you've got a hard short on U13, you need to...

    you've got a hard short on U13, you need to remove the chip and REALLY clean up the solder so NO pads are grounding out. That should free up your problem. Be careful with the tuner/chips, get it...
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    150 anyway you like it..........the things got...

    150 anyway you like it..........the things got major logic problems, not a pretty fix............
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    You'll have no probs Riley, boot away. let me...

    You'll have no probs Riley, boot away. let me know if you need help. technically, I've had everything but the powerpc and the tivo chip off the board and gotten bash and bootup. tuners, chips,...
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    teh burn in test is better than full scan...

    teh burn in test is better than full scan usually............
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    usually you'll get some guide data, and the first...

    usually you'll get some guide data, and the first couple transponders if you have 2 volts. Less gets xponder1 or none, higher voltage gets more. If the signal is coming in and out, you can cold...
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    Di*ck head central huh? Why not go someplace else...

    Di*ck head central huh? Why not go someplace else if were such D*cks? Maybe you that passes through here for a few minutes to figure out how to steal service doesnt care about this site, but many of...
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    it pulls horizontally, but thats not your problem...

    it pulls horizontally, but thats not your problem here I think. If the supply holds steady you have a dieing drive. You gotta get a backup made and get another drive in there. If a known good...
  84. Thread: SA Hardware Help

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    I test maxtors with the burn in too. I do the...

    I test maxtors with the burn in too. I do the full scan first. THen the burn in test with 5 passes. then lowlevel. The crappy part is almost half the bad drives pass the tests anyway. I...
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    You have much more than a lnbp chip gone bad. ...

    You have much more than a lnbp chip gone bad. The reason the supply is clicking is the load is too great because its shorting to ground and the supply is shutting down. You'll fry the supply if you...
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    stick your voltmeter by the power supply ribbon...

    stick your voltmeter by the power supply ribbon (white, says parlex) and test the 2nd and third caps down on the left side. The board #s are C256 and C259 in the block or caps. You should have 30v,...
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    I see alot of drives pass the full scan test and...

    I see alot of drives pass the full scan test and fail the full low level. Doing both tests is the only way to be pretty sure they're OK. I have a couple that pass everything and are still shot. ...
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    I know what cali is sniffing at. I'd bet you...

    I know what cali is sniffing at. I'd bet you have 252 or 25 and your brother has 3.1 right? Search for modemtest on here. You'll find what your looking for. Captains advice is solid also. THats...
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    yup. just dial in. you could also just do 2.5...

    yup. just dial in. you could also just do 2.5 and then use xupgrade to go to 3.1 and have xplusz package which is sweet. there is nothing different really from 2.5 and up, 252 gets locals so you...
  90. Thread: Strange Error

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    something went wrong along the way, could be alot...

    something went wrong along the way, could be alot of things. GSOD is some type of file system corruption. If your not partial to that specific image, grab 2.5 and teh 2.5.2 upgrade and just xtreme...
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    so yours are taped too? WTF? I never thought the...

    so yours are taped too? WTF? I never thought the 99 discount was that tight! Thats a good idea, post your results, I got a milk crate full of brackets..........
  92. yeah theres probably a way to do it in SW, well...

    yeah theres probably a way to do it in SW, well beyond my reach into linux :confused: Only problem is very few would wanna use just one tuner, It would all depend on the tuner problem as well, alot...
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    I agree, dont even bother trying to repair. Who...

    I agree, dont even bother trying to repair. Who knows how banged up things got inside there, a drive is very heavy for the fragile components, maybe trouble down the road. Its amazing they would...
  94. Thanks for the link, very interesting. Sheds...

    Thanks for the link, very interesting. Sheds alot of good light. Theres alot going on with these new boards, I honestly never expected this much difference between them. Its surprising that the...
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    thats nuts, too bad you werent close to here I...

    thats nuts, too bad you werent close to here I could swap out some bad parts on that one :D I took a look at a couple that are here, and only 1 out of the bunch (hdvr2,dsr700,dv39) is like this. ...
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    I did too, and sent email to you earlier. There...

    I did too, and sent email to you earlier. There have been "issues" past few days with this site. New server coming soon, it'll get superfast again.......
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    I did the same thing last night, couldnt find a...

    I did the same thing last night, couldnt find a sony remote around the work bench so I dug for the spares. someone must have "borrowed" the batteries, it took me 15 minutes of a voltmeter and the...
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    information is free, thats generous, thanks, but...

    information is free, thats generous, thanks, but keep it for parts. were all here to help eachother, I read stuff everyday I didnt know, the day I stop, I'll be dead.........
  99. Thread: Wanted Paid Help

    by GREEK
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    I just assumed you were talking ser2 when you...

    I just assumed you were talking ser2 when you said "all the linux commands" You dont technically run ANY linux commands in a ser1 to install, unless you consider pressing enter or typing a filename...
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    this is the third post with the same question. ...

    this is the third post with the same question. there is NO talk of test anything, or HU cards. After you read this, READ the forum rules and stickies above this thread. You said you have a sony,...
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    your talking about a ser2 and he has a ser1...

    your talking about a ser2 and he has a ser1 gxcebot. BTW thats only if you have odd or even in a pattern, not for consecutive missing transponders.....
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    you can remove just about everything except for...

    you can remove just about everything except for the 3 main chips and it'll still boot and function somewhat. MAKE SURE your modem is disabled. I usually do a component at a time if I'm really stuck...
  103. Thread: Wanted Paid Help

    by GREEK
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    Just a heads up, you cant extract streams that...

    Just a heads up, you cant extract streams that are already scrambled, wont work. What you have on there will be blown away when you hack it, so your better off biting the bullet and just hacking...
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    theres a post somewhere by a user with "moose" in...

    theres a post somewhere by a user with "moose" in his name of some sort. He has done something similar, may nor apply here, you may want to read that thread in case any info may help.
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    that and most of these guys with wireless are...

    that and most of these guys with wireless are broadcasting their networks. Its kinda fun to go in under <admin> <admin> and lock them out, or use free broadband :) when your not in your neck of the...
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    I would now make sure modemtest is removed first,...

    I would now make sure modemtest is removed first, its in /tvbin
    just rm modemtest and type reboot. After that I wouldnt lift the legs, your just gonna break them. If you plan on popping new lnbp...
  107. actually thats normal in rc.sysinit, even though...

    actually thats normal in rc.sysinit, even though it makes you look twice :)


    Anyway, now for the bad news.........looks like the tuner(s) fried :(
  108. I'm talking about the lnbp chip, theres 2 that...

    I'm talking about the lnbp chip, theres 2 that say lnbp20 something on them. This is for odd or even problems, if you have no signal, I would say you have a cabling problem, not a tuner issue. I...
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    If its only the supply you can easily solder a...

    If its only the supply you can easily solder a fix. I fixed a broken T60 front panel board that was in 5 pieces stepped on and its like new. Just use smallest guage wire and if your not a pro...
  110. you have something holding down the tivo on the...

    you have something holding down the tivo on the IC2 bus. its not modemtest at all, 3.1 doesnt even have modemtest in it so it would boot fine if that was it. You can post your kernel log and tvbin...
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    run diagnostics on the drives. usually you can...

    run diagnostics on the drives. usually you can recover from that if the unit still functions. make sure its not your card doing it. If you had the cover off it probably helped alot in ventilation...
  112. You should have said so. Didnt you post you had...

    You should have said so. Didnt you post you had a T60 in the other thread? ANyway by the #s on the ICs posted you have a ser2 machine, probably an HDVR2? Look carefully at the #s you reported and...
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    its quite common for them to fail at the same...

    its quite common for them to fail at the same time. I would check the input voltage on the 24v line carefully. If its sticking at 13 or 18 the chip is going bad internally. A tuner can RARELY do...
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    you forgot the -i option on you command line ...

    you forgot the -i option on you command line

    edit_bootparms hdc -i

    hdc in YOUR case, not everybodys..........
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    yep, just the A drive. If you have a voltmeter...

    yep, just the A drive. If you have a voltmeter you can try AFTER that to tweak the supply. It should ideally be be 5.10 on the 5 volt lead. sometimes a tiny bit up or down will smooth things out. ...
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    this isnt a hardware problem actually, it...

    this isnt a hardware problem actually, it technically belongs in S2 section. What command line did you actually run to add the B drive.
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    Are you talking about C256 and C259? This is the...

    Are you talking about C256 and C259? This is the 30 volt line and is the supply to the tuner modules. You probably have some other problem as well. I am yet to see that stick a tivo. Either the...
  118. you have some sort of cold solder or a half...

    you have some sort of cold solder or a half contact. I am talking about the ACTUAL tuner module, you can clearly see covers on the left and right sides. The left side has a slit that touches the...
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    I think the 2 main concerns for me is the amount...

    I think the 2 main concerns for me is the amount of clutter in stickys and the newbies. Yes its annoying as hell to answer the obvious, but somehow I see us ALL doing it one time or another. I...
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    THese boards are in excellent condition, and I...

    THese boards are in excellent condition, and I will offer the hardware warranty that comes with my repair work to the buyer of these units if they are members here. They are in excellent condition,...
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    version 2.5 and 2.5.2 will take any card. ver...

    version 2.5 and 2.5.2 will take any card. ver 3.1 is P4 only by defualt. there is all sorts of things you can do, but it cant be discussed here. you do realize that last post is 9 months old right?...
  122. Thread: Locals and 2.5.2

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    I agree with CV. I have seen this alot with...

    I agree with CV. I have seen this alot with peoples upgrades, and upgrading a version of 2.5 with info on it doesnt work. I havent tried clear and delete everything with no sat hookups and then go...
  123. Having laid a hdvr2 board and the dvr40 board...

    Having laid a hdvr2 board and the dvr40 board next to eachother surprised me. There are actually alot of changes to the design and layout of the board. I had originally thought the baord was just...
  124. just use the voltmeter and find the trace for the...

    just use the voltmeter and find the trace for the middle leg of the lnbp chip. DONT test right at the chips legs, shorting out 2+3 will fry your machine. Go out a bit and find the tiny hole the...
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    boot with the 25 xtreme cd and press enter twice....

    boot with the 25 xtreme cd and press enter twice. at the second prompt :

    # edit_bootparms hd? -i

    then press enter and you should come back to a # prompt

    control alt delete and pop them back...
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    Congradulations on the success. Feels good to...

    Congradulations on the success. Feels good to fix yourself huh? I will add that you should be careful with the tuners you stick in. I always just do the pins, not the 4 outer retaining pins. ...
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    dd the image and then do a clear and delete...

    dd the image and then do a clear and delete everything when you install on the new tivo. you could also run 51killer if you want the stuff thats on there. thats the only sure fire way to keep ALL...
  128. I think I remember it being there actually. I am...

    I think I remember it being there actually. I am just curious as to the whole RID thing, the hdvr2s and dsr7000 were once unwanted, and they are now going through the roof on fleabay. I'm gonna...
  129. the title said it all..............."please...

    the title said it all..............."please spoonfeed me"
  130. Thread: hardrive dead?

    by GREEK
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    pull the drive and run powermax on it. who knows...

    pull the drive and run powermax on it. who knows where this came from, I have gotten alot of these cheapos on the bay that were bad hack jobs that are fine with a new image. its easy to do if you...
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    exactly what cali said. the only caveat is most...

    exactly what cali said. the only caveat is most lnbp chips I see around here are ALREADY launched into outer space, kinda like a rod going through the hood :D
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    Sorry, didnt realize you posted back. The lnbp...

    Sorry, didnt realize you posted back. The lnbp chip is held down with solder, you need to heat it up to get it off. A hot air pencil or a heat gun/blow drier may work if you can focus the heat. ...
  133. 4.0 & RID chip

    Is the actual software the problem with this match, or is the RID chip/software associated with it. Got one of these laying around, was gonna pull the RID chip to see what happens to the unit, and...
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    if the warranty is up (meaning out of warranty)...

    if the warranty is up (meaning out of warranty) their is no point of calling maxtor, buy another drive. If it is still good, you can remove the tivo markings and refurb the drive. Simply go to...
  135. Where do you think the image your writing to came...

    Where do you think the image your writing to came from?
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    exactly what CV said. There is one needed flash...

    exactly what CV said. There is one needed flash on the prom, once you have it, its there. Your thinking each version has its own prom flash, doesnt go that way. The older versions are backwards...
  137. actually, there isnt a how to that mentions it. ...

    actually, there isnt a how to that mentions it. had to figure it out the hardway, theres a hardware how to coming......
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    First thing you should always do, especially the...

    First thing you should always do, especially the parlex ribbon and IDE ribbon.......
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    were talking ser1 here, not ser2. Post what the...

    were talking ser1 here, not ser2. Post what the problem is in the thread you started, its a different ballgame with those.........
  140. Do you have signal on any transponders, you must...

    Do you have signal on any transponders, you must check all on 101A on BOTH tuners. Report back what you have if any. You may have a pattern of only the first few, odds or evens. Check #2 to see if...
  141. you dont mount the drive to do this. simply boot...

    you dont mount the drive to do this. simply boot the 25 xtreme disk and press enter at both prompts. At the # prompt type this
    edit_bootparms hd? -i <enter>
    and your done. the ? mark is the...
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    just flash the prom, its the easiest way.......

    just flash the prom, its the easiest way.......
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    If you dont do anything, they will show up. But...

    If you dont do anything, they will show up. But I have a question. If your unit is set up for a single satellite setting, how do you expect to get locals off of B and C birds, without setting them...
  144. Thread: hardrive dead?

    by GREEK
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    where did this come from. If you bought it from...

    where did this come from. If you bought it from a store return it. I assume you bought it off of ebay, you should contact the seller. Do as captain says, reseat EVERY connection, and then try...
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    The LAST thing you ever want to do is use...

    The LAST thing you ever want to do is use qunlock, especially if your not 100% sure its locked up. This usually locks a drive that is good. 9 out of 10 times the user has a crappy computer or...
  146. I do em every day........the hitch is finding the...

    I do em every day........the hitch is finding the part, doesnt exist anymore......
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    I love the 3 year warranty on WD's, samsung are...

    I love the 3 year warranty on WD's, samsung are liked alot too. Maxtor and seagate are good, its all luck of the draw really..........
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    xupgrade -p no go

    Would one of the senior members reply with experience on the -p switch in 252 xupgrade (sz's off of ts) I have a bunch of stock units around and am sending a drive out to a relative that has a...
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    yank the drive and run powermax on it,that way...

    yank the drive and run powermax on it,that way you have a good idea its not the drive, 3 years is a long time for a stock drive to last......
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    your on the secondary master if its showing hdc,...

    your on the secondary master if its showing hdc, not the primary ide cable.....
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