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  1. FREE: Physically Damaged Power Supply for Parts (DirecTIVO Series 2)

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    I got to visually inspect the R10 and it looks...

    I got to visually inspect the R10 and it looks like the power supply units are different. The R10 uses a 3 prong cable, and the Samsung uses a 2 prong cable. Even if it would be compatible, I don't...
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    Sticky: I'm not looking to hack the software with any...

    I'm not looking to hack the software with any additional networking (or other) features. I'm just looking for a stock replacement software for the Samsung SIR-S4040R DirecTivo. Would the 6.2...
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    Sticky: You mean I have to buy InstantCake?

    You mean I have to buy InstantCake?
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    Sticky: Looking for Samsung SIR-S4040R image

    Looking for Samsung SIR-S4040R image
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    Thanks for the tip. That is one route I can take....

    Thanks for the tip. That is one route I can take.

    I guess what I really want to know is if an R10 power supply would work, because this will allow me to strip an R10 and use the power supply and...
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    Power Supply Replacement for Samsung S4040R

    I've got a dead P/S in a Samsung S4040R. I want to replace the power supply on this unit. I know this is the one I need from the weakness site, but the price is a little too much.
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    I knew that. :) Once of those cases when you...

    I knew that. :) Once of those cases when you say "RJ" in your mind and type "RG". I do the same with RJ-6 cable..or is it RG-6.. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, check out...
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    The new RCA directv receivers no longer use the 9...

    The new RCA directv receivers no longer use the 9 pin serial connection, but they still do have a low-speed data port. You need to get a 9 pin SERIAL -> RG22 jack (an RG-22 looks like a phone jack,...
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    So your machine works, but doesn't give serial...

    So your machine works, but doesn't give serial output?
    Is the cable good?
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    I only got three garbage characters when I...

    I only got three garbage characters when I plugged the cable in the first time I tested it. It was probably just from inserting the cable, not from the TiVo output.

    I only tried two rates as...
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    In Com 1 , I'm referring to the port on the PC...

    In Com 1 , I'm referring to the port on the PC assigned to IRQ 4. The first attempt was at 115,200bps, all other attempts were at 9600bps. As Plain Bill mentioned the cable seemed to work since it...
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    Sure did. Even tried CS and no jumpers to see if...

    Sure did. Even tried CS and no jumpers to see if there was any difference.
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    :confused: Well, I tested the serial cable by...

    :confused:
    Well, I tested the serial cable by shorting the tip and the middle ring, I did get echo on my terminal screen when I typed. So, that does confirm that the cable was OK I guess...unless...
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    Sticky: EDIT: Thanks

    EDIT: Thanks
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    There is an unlock program available, but it will...

    There is an unlock program available, but it will delete everything off the hard drive allowing you to use it in a PC.

    I don't believe there is a way to recover anything off that drive, since it...
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    The access card limit (at least on the older...

    The access card limit (at least on the older series HU cards) I believe was 20 PPV purchases. However, there is also a spending limit set by DirecTV on the card so you either have 20 PPV purchases,...
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    runideturbo=false, is this required for...

    runideturbo=false, is this required for non-Quantum drives? Should I include this line in the bootpage modifcation if I am using a Maxtor 100Mb 4W100HR
    5400RPM
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    Excellent. I will try to short the tip and ring...

    Excellent. I will try to short the tip and ring and see if I get echo on the terminal.

    Yes, it still powers up to the grey screen "Welcome, Powering up." and I hear the drive seek (the normal...
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    Thanks, I changed the necessary bootpage info...

    Thanks, I changed the necessary bootpage info (console=3 and 9600) and entered the command above. I verified that was written to the bootpage correctly, by typing bootpage -p /dev/hdb, it returned...
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    I understand what your saying, but if its not...

    I understand what your saying, but if its not accessing the drive at all, how is it going to read the bootpage modification I made on the drive to know to boot with serial output enabled?

    I tried...
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    Sticky: Did you get this working?

    Did you get this working?
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    Thanks, I'm going to try that today and see if I...

    Thanks, I'm going to try that today and see if I can get any output on the terminal screen.
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    BTW, when I entered the above command, it...

    BTW, when I entered the above command, it accepted it OK but when I went back and typed "bootpage -p /dev/hdb"
    it still reported "root=/dev/hda7"
    shouldn't it have returned the new bootpage i set...
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    I booted the TiVo without any drive, and I get...

    I booted the TiVo without any drive, and I get the same screen if I boot with a drive. The grey screen of death, and it just sits there. Before it used to reboot to a yellow/green screen and then...
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    Thanks, I found a good schematic here...

    Thanks, I found a good schematic here
    http://www.tivohelp.com/archive/tivohelp.swiki.net/35.html
    and I've built a cable.

    I guess I have to do this first to turn on serial output:

    bootpage...
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    I'm pretty sure that the link you listed above...

    I'm pretty sure that the link you listed above was the same image that I made my first Mfstools 2.0 boot disk, regardless, i downloaded the ISO and made another bootable CD ROM with it. It booted...
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    The image was obtained from someone at...

    The image was obtained from someone at TivoCommunity.com, this is the file that I obtained:

    Philips_DSR6000_3.1.0c2.exe 198,718,234 bytes

    when extracted, you get a file called...
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    Ok, your reply made me think I may be using an...

    Ok, your reply made me think I may be using an older version of MFSTools, so I found and downloaded a new ISO image from PTVUpgrade, they called it version 4.0 "default boot byteswap".
    ...
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    Ok, I managed to get bootpage (from the link you...

    Ok, I managed to get bootpage (from the link you provided here) and copied it to my CD ROM with the TiVo backup image.

    for this boot, my configuration of drives are as follows:

    hda = fat32...
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    Thanks for the additional details. I will try...

    Thanks for the additional details. I will try that. Right now I'm not getting "bootpage" to be recognized as a valid command. It looks like "bootpage" isn't even on the CD ROM that I can determine...
  32. Do you have a P4/D1 access card , or a HU...

    Do you have a P4/D1 access card , or a HU (football player on the card) type access card?
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    bootpage command gives me "command not found "...

    bootpage command gives me "command not found " error message. Either I don't have bootpage on my system disk, or something isn't mounted correctly.
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    I'll try bootpage -p /dev/hda and see what it...

    I'll try bootpage -p /dev/hda
    and see what it outputs.

    then I use
    mount /dev/hdW1 /mnt (where W = partition # as output in bootpage)

    I assume that is the way to do it...
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    Good question. Lots of the guides that show how...

    Good question. Lots of the guides that show how to do this don't go into details about checking if everything was copied ok. What commands do I use to check the active file partitions ?

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  36. How did you get the text file with the boot up...

    How did you get the text file with the boot up log for your TiVo? Is this stored on the hard drive? I having boot problems with my TiVo and would like to access this information on my system, since...
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    Stuck on "Welcome, Powering up..."

    Hi,

    I'm new to TiVo upgrading/repairing, my TiVo recently died and I need to replace the hard drive. I obtained an image of the OS from another source, and managed to follow the TiVo Upgrade...
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