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    I'm not sure about the TiVo HD, but a number of...

    I'm not sure about the TiVo HD, but a number of the other TiVos have had problems from bad caps in the power supply. The timing is right, and the symptoms you describe match.

    PlainBill
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    `Thanks for quoting the post you linked to - it...

    `Thanks for quoting the post you linked to - it makes it easier.

    This command command should produce a list of partitions. Let's see a picture of the output.
    cat /proc/partitions
    linux is...
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    That's it. The problem was between the chair and...

    That's it. The problem was between the chair and the keyboard.

    This link describes mounting a device in Ubuntu linux, other versions use the same commands. You should type:

    mkdir /mydrive
    ...
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    At this point everything looks perfect. The...

    At this point everything looks perfect. The drive is recognized, bootpage returns the proper response, and the command (pdisk?) shows the partitions I would expect to see. Now, EXACTLY what are the...
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    Sticky: It SHOULD work. Although I copied the contents...

    It SHOULD work. Although I copied the contents of the original drive to the new drive, the first step of the process is to initialize the new drive in the DirecTv DVR just like you did. My only...
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    It might. A very brief bit of background: ...

    It might. A very brief bit of background: Here's the possible TiVo partition map.

    Partition 1 - Modified Apple Partition Map
    Partition 2 - Bootstrap 1
    Partition 3 - Kernel 1
    Partition 4 -...
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    I'm REALLY not the go-to guy on Linux issues, but...

    I'm REALLY not the go-to guy on Linux issues, but there are three possible issues here.

    1. The drive is not mounted as /dev/sdb
    2. The drive does not have a valid file system on /dev/sdb4
    3. ...
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    Sticky: Please read my signature. The first line applies...

    Please read my signature. The first line applies to you. I'm not sure it is possible to perform the action described in the second line, but I will break it down into very simple steps.
    1. Click...
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    Sticky: Look here....

    Look here.

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    Sticky: Look at this...

    Look at this previous post and give it a try.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Look at this...

    Look at this previous post and give it a try.

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    Sticky: My Bittorrent client is now up and will have the...

    My Bittorrent client is now up and will have the 6.2small and 6.4a files available for the next two days. Check my earlier posts in this thread for instructions.

    PlainBill
  13. One method is a USB to SATA adapter. Make sure...

    One method is a USB to SATA adapter. Make sure you get one that is recognized by the flavor if Linux you are using.

    PlainBill
  14. There are several possible sourced of your...

    There are several possible sourced of your confusion. Laptop drives are commonly 2.5", the DVRs I know use 3.5" drives. The SATA connectors on 2.5" and 3.5" drives are identical. The TCD652160 does...
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    Sticky: De nada. PlainBill

    De nada.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Try it again. I just put it up again. It will...

    Try it again. I just put it up again. It will be available for at least 48 hours.

    PlainBill
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    It is not uncommon for the contents of /var to...

    It is not uncommon for the contents of /var to disappear on a reboot. The partition is checked on startup and if it's too full, it gets wiped.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: I am currently sharing the 6.4a slices on...

    I am currently sharing the 6.4a slices on bittorrent; they will be available for at least the next two days. The torrent and instructions are in an earlier post of mine on this thread.

    PlainBill
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    Not really. Read the threads from about 7 years...

    Not really. Read the threads from about 7 years ago when the HR10-250 became available, as well as from the time of the release of the 'Night Light' TiVo.

    The original Series 2 TiVos (TCD240040,...
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    I guess that would make it a Series 2.5 - similar...

    I guess that would make it a Series 2.5 - similar to the 'Night Light' model.

    PlainBill
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    Accessing a hard drive larger than 137 Gig...

    Accessing a hard drive larger than 137 Gig requires LBA-48 addressing. The kernel in early Series 2 TiVo and DirecTiVo software did not support LBA-48 addressing; the kernels supplied in later...
  22. The questions have been answered in the other...

    The questions have been answered in the other thread, but here's my two cents worth.

    No, TiVo doesn't recycle them. On the hand, Campbell doesn't recycle their soup cans, Miller their beer...
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    That is not possible with mfsrestore. It does...

    That is not possible with mfsrestore. It does not have the capability of adjusting sizes of the mfs database partitions.

    There ARE two other possibilities (both requiring skills well above mine)....
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    That covers the essentials of removal. The...

    That covers the essentials of removal. The Curious Inventor has a number of other videos that cover aspects of soldering. Believe me when I say that soldering the new part in place is definitely...
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    That was possible on the Series 1 TiVos and...

    That was possible on the Series 1 TiVos and DirecTiVos. The circuit board layout prevented it on the Series 2 and later systems. IIRC, there was some discussion on the possibility of isolating the...
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    I'm not sure about the differences between a...

    I'm not sure about the differences between a Series 2 TiVo or DirecTiVo and TiVoHD, but on the Series 2 systems the steps involved for hacking a DirecTiVo and a Tivo were virtually identical. As a...
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    These power supplies are known to fail, the caps...

    These power supplies are known to fail, the caps are of dubious quality. Other than digging out the old glue, they are easy to repair.
    Glad you got it working, now you don't have to be blue any...
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    The freezing is often caused by marginal sectors...

    The freezing is often caused by marginal sectors in the buffer area. A quick test is to pause a live broadcast for 5-10 seconds, then resume viewing (but do NOT fast forward). If the freezing...
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    Whew!!! Did THAT open a can of worms!!! ...

    Whew!!! Did THAT open a can of worms!!! Somewhere in my 5572 posts I have clues to the information you seek.

    First, the bad news. I've never hacked a Series 3 TiVo. And more bad news, I have...
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    I really feel for you and wish I could help. ...

    I really feel for you and wish I could help. Unfortunately, it's been 5 years since I hooked a TiVo drive up to a computer and did anything more than followed a script. I am not a Linux guru, and...
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    You've started in the right place - the Newbie...

    You've started in the right place - the Newbie forum, and did the right thing - ask for help.
    I'd suggest two steps. First skim Captain Video's TiVo Hacking 101. That will expose you to the basics....
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    The process has been well documented. The first...

    The process has been well documented. The first step is a bear.
    1. Wait until all needed patches have been documented.
    2. Edit the upgrade script to simply exit rather than flip partitions and...
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    Sticky: For those who are looking for slices to upgrade...

    For those who are looking for slices to upgrade their Series 2 DirecTiVo to 6.4a, here is one option.

    1. Download the Bit Torrent client and install it. Other clients may or may not work.

    2....
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    Sticky: The instructions should be in my earlier post in...

    The instructions should be in my earlier post in this thread. Since I'm to tired to look it up, here's the compressed version.
    1. Download the Bit torrent client and and install it.
    2. ...
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    Sticky: Try here....

    Try here. :rolleyes:

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: ????? Unitron doesn't have any problems (other...

    ????? Unitron doesn't have any problems (other than a lack of time to watch TV).

    PlainBill
  37. You don't describe the symptoms, it could very...

    You don't describe the symptoms, it could very well be the power supply. If it IS the main board and all the recordings are unencrypted there should be no problem with the swap (running 51killer may...
  38. Thanks, Got it. PlainBill

    Thanks, Got it.

    PlainBill
  39. Thank you. Not to be rude, but that's not a...

    Thank you. Not to be rude, but that's not a repair. A repair is replacing a failed part with the equivalent or better. You did a patch job - installing a much larger cap on the same supply rails. ...
  40. A link would be nice. My intent is to analyze...

    A link would be nice.

    My intent is to analyze the circuit board and identify the caps likely responsible for the Tuner 2 failure on non-RID systems. Unfortunately, I suspect all my non-RID...
  41. Addendum: This post...

    Addendum: This post has a complete list of the caps used in the power supply.

    PlainBill
  42. Those caps don't appear to be obviously bad. ...

    Those caps don't appear to be obviously bad. However, they ARE crap brands. The two on the left are 2200µF, 10V, just with different form factors. For the life of me, I can't remember the value of...
  43. That is the result I would expect. The RGB input...

    That is the result I would expect. The RGB input of the monitor expects full analog video signals with separate horizontal and vertical sync lines - a total of 5 signal lines. The red, green, and...
  44. The hard drive is the first point to check -...

    The hard drive is the first point to check - marginal sectors can cause problems. One simple test is to pause live tv for a minute or so. If the stutter is gone when you resume watching (with the 1...
  45. There are two obstacles. The first is...

    There are two obstacles.

    The first is obtaining a video signal. Since Series 2 TiVos do not have an ATSC tuner, you would require a ATSC to NTSC converter OR a newer TiVo that has an ATSC...
  46. There is a known problem with the non-rid...

    There is a known problem with the non-rid DirecTiVos that initially manifests itself as dropouts or stuttering on tuner 2. Eventually it reaches the point where tuner 2 is unusable. Note that if...
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    I am not sure what the current status is. I...

    I am not sure what the current status is. I definitely have had a DirecTiVo call in and observed it downloading the slices and transferring them into the MFS database. I used that to capture a...
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    I'm probably the wrong person to be giving advice...

    I'm probably the wrong person to be giving advice on this - I put our last TiVo in the closet over a year ago. I'm not aware of any slice package for 6.4 being available, so here's what I would do:...
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    You don't need TiVoWeb as long as you have...

    You don't need TiVoWeb as long as you have telenet working. From a command prompt type echo mls /SwSystem | tivosh That will show any slice sets in the mfs database, as well as the currently...
  50. Glad to hear it. For others who have the...

    Glad to hear it.

    For others who have the same problem, I'd like to add that this is a situation where 'more is better' does not necessarily apply. I would not have used a 1000µF cap; a 470µF is...
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    Sticky: This post...

    This post has the torrent that can fetch it for you. If you don't already have a torrent client loaded, I suggest BitTorrent. I'll be hosting the kernel for at least the next two days.

    PlainBill
  52. Thanks for the information. I've located U49,...

    Thanks for the information. I've located U49, but have been unable to read the part number on the little bugger. That definitely sounds like on of the surface mount electrolytics in the area has...
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    Sticky: Please don't double post. It's annoying, wastes...

    Please don't double post. It's annoying, wastes time, and leads to conflicting information.

    crashHD is wrong. The hardware is totally different and software for the SD DirecTiVos will not run...
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    Sticky: No. Totally different hardware. PlainBill

    No. Totally different hardware.

    PlainBill
  55. I'd replace the caps AFTER you got the second...

    I'd replace the caps AFTER you got the second tuner issue resolved - or order all the caps at the same time.

    I'd like to see the posts Smee mentions before going out on a limb, but the tuner chips...
  56. A few comments on this. 1. NTE does not sell...

    A few comments on this.

    1. NTE does not sell low ESR capacitors. I recommend Panasonic FM series from Digi-Key. Specify USPS first class mail shipping. They also have Nichicon, United...
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    I would suggest ypu can get better results by...

    I would suggest ypu can get better results by doing the research yourself. The AVS Forums have a section on PVRs / DVRs. Entering DVR into the search box on Amazon will give an extensive list of...
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    DVRs are available, some may not require...

    DVRs are available, some may not require additional fees; it's up to you to do the research I do know the R10 DOES require an additional fee. One available for under $100 is the Archos. However,...
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    Please note the following phrase at the beginning...

    Please note the following phrase at the beginning of each section. It should be obvious to all but the most obtuse that discussion of anything resembling theft of service is not allowed. I WILL go...
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    You can do it either way. crashHD pretty much...

    You can do it either way. crashHD pretty much describes your options. If you use the DVR to REPLACE your present receiver it will cost you $8.00 per month to use the DVR feature plus possibly an...
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    Currently I'm paying $8.00 (total) per month for...

    Currently I'm paying $8.00 (total) per month for DVR service on 5 HD-DVRs.

    PlainBill
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    Call up DirecTV and talk to a CSR. Be prepared...

    Call up DirecTV and talk to a CSR. Be prepared to give them the Serial number and RID number of the old receiver and of the R10 DVR. You MIGHT be able to have the present card activated in the DVR,...
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    As far as I can see on my end it's working. ...

    As far as I can see on my end it's working. Someone has already uploaded it once. Other files are also uploading.

    I'll be the first to acknowledge I'm a novice at Torrents, but this has happened...
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    OK, it took a while to remember, but the loopsets...

    OK, it took a while to remember, but the loopsets are now available on Bit Torrent. Because of file type restrictions, I've zipped the torrent information and attached it to this message. Unzip it,...
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    I have located my copy of the loopset slice. If...

    I have located my copy of the loopset slice. If you need it, let me know and I'll set it up to be available via Bit torrent.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: OK Ky--Mac and tvtyme, knock it off or I'll put...

    OK Ky--Mac and tvtyme, knock it off or I'll put both of you in time out.

    PlainBill
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    When updating to a new software version it is...

    When updating to a new software version it is best to assume ALL previous mods are incorrect. Certainly patches to tivoapp will have to be redone, the old locations are no longer valid. There are...
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    This MIGHT be a power supply problem. When you...

    This MIGHT be a power supply problem. When you have the case open take a look at the capacitors in the power supply , looking for any that have bulging tops.

    Background: I have several DirecTV...
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    I'm not a fan of or expert on Instantcake or...

    I'm not a fan of or expert on Instantcake or Slicer, but the following lines are indicative of something going wrong.


    Instantcake / PTVnet was known to do non-standard things in the boot process...
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    It may have been asked before, but I doubt it has...

    It may have been asked before, but I doubt it has been accomplished. In theory, it is relatively simple - patch the code to direct the output to a firewire or gigabyte ethernet port and stream it to...
  71. Thread: Wtf???

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    Since the new HD DirecTiVo runs on the HR21...

    Since the new HD DirecTiVo runs on the HR21 hardware, even if it places the OS on the hard drive it's likely to be pretty much unhackable.

    PlainBill
  72. The file responsible is one of a number of...

    The file responsible is one of a number of loopsets stored in the mfs database. Replacing the loopset is theoretically possible, although I have only a vague idea of how to do it.

    One approach...
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    It's either an image (software) problem, a...

    It's either an image (software) problem, a hardware problem, or a signal issue. The fact that only two of the three units have a problem tends to eliminate the chance it is a signal issue, however...
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    It's been a while since I ran pdisk, but it seems...

    It's been a while since I ran pdisk, but it seems to me partitions 10 - 13 are the same as those found in the Series II DirecTiVos. That's where the recordings and other information are saved. ...
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    That would confirm that the OS is not on the hard...

    That would confirm that the OS is not on the hard drive. The MFS partitions are obvious, as are the swap and VAR partitions. The interesting partitions are 6 and 14.

    PlainBill
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    Maybe neither. This thread are for the new HD...

    Maybe neither. This thread are for the new HD DVRs running TiVo software. What kind of a unit did you get - the DirecTV DVR with their own firmware or the new HD DirecTiVo with TiVo firmware? If...
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    Sticky: http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/technology/n...

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/technology/nomad

    PlainBill
  78. Thread: Hello peeps

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    No. PlainBill

    No.

    PlainBill
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    Thanks for the clarification. Yes, it sounds...

    Thanks for the clarification. Yes, it sounds like a hardware (as opposed to hard drive) problem. I would suggest one additional experiment - swap the power supplies power cables, and drive cables...
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    Your description of the test and conclusion...

    Your description of the test and conclusion doesn't make any sense. Perhaps if you wrote it as a number of sentences it would be possible to comprehend.

    You have two series 1 TiVos. Are they the...
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    You can, but 51killer (part of Alpha-Wolf's...

    You can, but 51killer (part of Alpha-Wolf's Series 2 Binaries) is quicker and less destructive.

    PlainBill
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    Somebody may already have, but that topic would...

    Somebody may already have, but that topic would be discouraged on DBStalk for a number of reasons.

    PlainBill
  83. True. Until she discovers that for the same...

    True. Until she discovers that for the same money she could have gotten something that has many more features AND is significantly faster. The new DirecTiVo HD-DVR is based on the HR21/HR22 (same...
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    You can't. The Nokia cable is for USB...

    You can't. The Nokia cable is for USB communications. The voltage, data rates, and handshake protocols are totally unlike the RS-232 the THD uses. What's more, the Nokia seems to be acting as a...
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    Because the present DirecTV DVRs have never been...

    Because the present DirecTV DVRs have never been hacked, either. Why should you assume that TiVo's hardware designers are superior to DirecTV's?
    As a matter of fact, the DirecTiVo THR22 uses the...
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    Of course. However, it seems likely that the new...

    Of course. However, it seems likely that the new DirecTiVos will be just as hackable as the DirecTV DVRs and the latest TiVos. So you can choose between those features, or you can have a TiVo UI -...
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    I would replace all except the 470µF, 200V. ...

    I would replace all except the 470µF, 200V. Capxon does adequately for those.

    Bulging is NOT a reliable indicator, especially for the smaller caps. There isn't sufficient area on the top. Even...
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    I was very unimpressed with Element14. They are...

    I was very unimpressed with Element14. They are nothing but a rebranded Farnell / Newark Electronics.

    As the first test I took the 2200µF, 10V cap Dave20042004 needs. Element14 does not seem to...
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    Let's see, that includes caller ID, scheduling...

    Let's see, that includes caller ID, scheduling recording from a remote location, and viewing recordings on a computer.

    Seems to be a lot to give up to regain the TiVo UI. Losing Whole-Home would...
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    The pictures aren't clear enough to discern the...

    The pictures aren't clear enough to discern the brand of caps used in your power supply, but I can assume they are of no better quality than those earlier in the thread. For a number of reasons,...
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    The HDVR2 is a non-RID system; the system I have...

    The HDVR2 is a non-RID system; the system I have near me is a RID system, and I know the main boards are different. On the RID system the Atmel Crypto chip is close to the IDE cable running to the...
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    Bear with me; it's been a long time since I dug...

    Bear with me; it's been a long time since I dug into a DirecTiVo. No, it's not the same, but at a gentler time TiVo software would run on the DirecTiVo.

    Off the top of my head, here is the layout...
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    In a nutshell, in the MFS database. The logfiles...

    In a nutshell, in the MFS database. The logfiles are kept in partition 9, and can be wiped at the whim of the OS. Any information specific to your TiVo is there only in the context of inclusion in...
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    I'm getting this from my brother and from you. I...

    I'm getting this from my brother and from you. I give information or ask a question, it is ignored.

    As far as I know, MFS Tools cannot copy two drives to a single drive. Unfortunately, MFS Live...
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    That's the problem. Do a good job of suppressing...

    That's the problem. Do a good job of suppressing vermin and the users think you are unnecessary. Let a few slip through and you are useless. I was last on the site about 6 hours ago, in that time I...
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    Forget transferring the crypto chip - the main...

    Forget transferring the crypto chip - the main boards are different. You are reduced to three options. Fortunately the first is reversible; the second is not; I don't believe you have the skill set...
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    If you transfer the drives to another DirecTiVo...

    If you transfer the drives to another DirecTiVo you will get Error 51. As I recall you can't do much of anything at that point except choose 'Clear and Delete Everything' from the menu.

    Try...
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    Based on your answers, I think you are going to...

    Based on your answers, I think you are going to have to buy a lot of flowers to keep your wife happy.

    Philips is the brand; not the model. Philips sold at least two models of Series 2 Standard...
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    What model TiVo do you have? If it has an access...

    What model TiVo do you have? If it has an access card, presumably it is a DirecTiVo. Is the second unit the same model? If different, what is the model?

    The power supplies in DirecTiVos were...
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    A feeble hope at best. I'm not current on the...

    A feeble hope at best. I'm not current on the status of TiVo hacking, but it is my understanding the latest versions are still unhacked. There is no reason to believe the rumored new DirecTiVo...
  101. Definitely a bad deal; available through Amazon...

    Definitely a bad deal; available through Amazon for $9 less.

    PlainBill
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    Not much of a deal. It's available NEW from...

    Not much of a deal. It's available NEW from Amazon for $205 with free shipping vs $180 + $16 shipping for a refurbished unit.

    PlainBill
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    Your only option is one of the HR2X (preferably...

    Your only option is one of the HR2X (preferably an HR24) HD-DVR family from DirecTV. You may be able to buy them locally through Craigslist, but be very careful. Once a receiver or DVR is activated...
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    No. $!@##%^^Y&&#@%@!#$%%!!! would be much more...

    No. $!@##%^^Y&&#@%@!#$%%!!! would be much more likely.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: The best information would be in the killhdinitrd...

    The best information would be in the killhdinitrd thread. If I recall correctly, the kernel I linked to is the latest for the SD DirecTiVos and Series 2 TiVos.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Would you like some cheese with that whine? This...

    Would you like some cheese with that whine? This post has the kernel you need.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: Here are a couple of torrents that should do the...

    Here are a couple of torrents that should do the job. If you don't have a torrent client installed, I suggest downloading and installing Bittorrent. Then download the two attached files, unpack...
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    Sticky: A 'slice' is a file that is used to upgrade a...

    A 'slice' is a file that is used to upgrade a release of the TiVo software. It contains a complete version of the software plus the directions the upgrade program must follow to complete the...
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    Sticky: I may be able to dig one up, but as a matter of...

    I may be able to dig one up, but as a matter of curiosity, Why? While it will run on both the TCD240xx TiVos and the non-RID DirecTiVos, it's pretty much useless. It won't receive guide data on the...
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    Poll: To be honest, I feel a little underwhelmed. It's...

    To be honest, I feel a little underwhelmed. It's like seeing an old friend after a makeover. One one hand, they are presenting a new appearance to the world. On the other hand, there was nothing...
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    This thread...

    This thread might help. If there is no lost space on the 4 & 7 partitions you have two choices - you can put it partition 9, where it may be wiped at a moment's notice, or you can 'build' a new...
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    Sticky: This may do it. Unzip the attached file and load...

    This may do it. Unzip the attached file and load the included torrent into Bittorrent or whichever torrent client you prefer. I'll be seeding it for at least the next two days.

    PlainBill
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    While going to the latest software version is...

    While going to the latest software version is always a good idea, downlevel software is probably NOT the cause of your problem.

    If this is happening while watching live TV, a simple test is to...
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    Sticky: They are certainly being seeded, I just checked. ...

    They are certainly being seeded, I just checked. Have you retrieved the torrents from the site listed in post #1507?

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: That is a misconception on your part. Software...

    That is a misconception on your part. Software for any model of Series 2 (this does not include the Series 2.5 R10) DirecTiVo will work on any other.

    The complication is hard drive capacity. ...
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    Sticky: It seems a little daunting, but if a 60 year old...

    It seems a little daunting, but if a 60 year old can figure it out, you'll figure it out. You are right, the 'scammer' sites do complicate the matter.

    First, download a torrent client. I use...
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    Sticky: I have a couple of suggestions that may help you....

    I have a couple of suggestions that may help you. I am seeding torrents of 62small.mfs and mfslive-with-62.iso. Either will allow you to install a minimal image of 6.2 on a hard drive, then expand...
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    That may mean some of the limitations no longer...

    That may mean some of the limitations no longer apply. Also, it means the availability of an image would be better if you used the full model number of the TiVo!!! Using the search function also...
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    It depends on which TiVo you have. Because of...

    It depends on which TiVo you have. Because of addressing, earlier TiVos require the kernel and root partitions lie in the first 137 Gig of the drive. I seem to recall that TiVos had a 1 Gig limit...
  120. What dish do they have? The dish must be capable...

    What dish do they have? The dish must be capable of receiving signals from the satellites at 99° and 103°. A single LNB or the early triple LNB HD dish won't work.

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: This is a little convoluted, but it will have to...

    This is a little convoluted, but it will have to do. I'm currently seeding 62small.mfs. Since .torrent is not one of the permitted file types for attachments, I've Zipped the torrent and attached...
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    The print catalog is still available. The 2010...

    The print catalog is still available. The 2010 copy ran 2780 pages. :eek:

    'Easy' depends on how you want to use the resources. You CAN use the website as a virtual catalog, but it is very...
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    That's typical for Digikey. PlainBill

    That's typical for Digikey.

    PlainBill
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    the list looks good. I was questioning the...

    the list looks good. I was questioning the Nichicon cap, but you have chosen the best available.

    I have a couple of comments, however. I've added them in bold.

    C9 47µF, 50V 6.3mm x 11.2mm 1...
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    As I recall, the Crypto chip functions more as an...

    As I recall, the Crypto chip functions more as an I/O port, not a prom.

    The CPU doesn't have any program memory. When power is applied it looks at a specific address in the prom (address varies...
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    Thanks for the value of C20 and the correction on...

    Thanks for the value of C20 and the correction on C17. I've updated my post to reflect those.

    Yes, our boards match.

    The discolored gunk is normal. The resistor obviously runs warm; my board...
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    Here's some supplemental information. First,...

    Here's some supplemental information.

    First, some education. The first letter or letters of a component designation identifies the type of component. C is always a capacitor, R is always a...
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    Arghh!!! I can't believe I didn't check...

    Arghh!!! I can't believe I didn't check availability. Panasonic FM, FR, and FC series are all excellent. Nichicon and United Chemicon have equivalent low ESR caps. Unfortunately, I don't have...
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    It depends on your definition of 'expensive'. ...

    It depends on your definition of 'expensive'. That one runs about $5, but is not likely to fail. There are at least two different versions of the power supply, but they both use the same...
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    I can't comment on the RCA, but the Hughes,...

    I can't comment on the RCA, but the Hughes, Philips, and Samsung power supplies are fully interchangeable. I have no reason to believe the RCA would be different.

    While you didn't ask, usually...
  131. Done. Now if the links index properly... As...

    Done. Now if the links index properly...

    As far as the implications, I think it should be obvious. With minor modifications, it should be possible to create an image that would work on any...
  132. Yeah. You gotta problem with dat? :mad: No. ...

    Yeah. You gotta problem with dat? :mad:

    No. Obviously that wouldn't work. You also need the mfs partitions.

    Not that I know of. Why don't you make one?

    PlainBill
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    Sticky: You need a copy of the 62small.mfs image. It...

    You need a copy of the 62small.mfs image. It will restore to any 2 gig and larger PATA drive, and can be expanded to use the entire drive. If you are unable to locate it, PM me with a real email...
  134. No, the systems are not compatible. Agreed,...

    No, the systems are not compatible.

    Agreed, $99 for pre-imaged drive is uneconomical. Rather check out the image begging thread or look for AlphaWolf's small mfs image which can be installed on...
  135. Thread: S2 n00b

    by PlainBill
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    If you look at the introduction to virtually...

    If you look at the introduction to virtually every subforum you would see "NO DTV HACKING TALK ALLOWED!!". If that didn't clue you in, there are any number of threads that start like yours (other...
  136. Thread: S2 n00b

    by PlainBill
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    A common newbie question, here's the answer: ...

    A common newbie question, here's the answer: Call TiVo and subscribe. Past theft of service from one vendor does not entitle you to future theft of service from another.

    PlainBill
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    It's possible, but not trivial. Discussion here....

    It's possible, but not trivial. Discussion here.
    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39207

    PlainBill
  138. Or get rid of all Symantec products. They are...

    Or get rid of all Symantec products. They are obtrusive and counter productive.

    PlainBill
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    :rolleyes: Where have you been? The HR10-250...

    :rolleyes: Where have you been?

    The HR10-250 has RID.

    killhdinitrd eliminated the need for replacing the prom on the HR10-250

    Omicron will do prom socketing on newer TiVos that require it....
  140. The HR2x DirecTV DVRs all have networking...

    The HR2x DirecTV DVRs all have networking enabled. I have a server set up using TVersity, it works well for movies, photographs; it also supports MP3s, but I haven't tried it, it seems pointless to...
  141. I understand thrifty; I live with it every day. ...

    I understand thrifty; I live with it every day. The only possible way to use your existing IDE drive would be as an external drive, using an SATA to IDE adapter. But IMHO, that would be pointless. ...
  142. I enjoyed DirecTiVos for may years. At the time...

    I enjoyed DirecTiVos for may years. At the time they were the best game in town. Now, the DirecTV HD-DVRs have the DirecTiVos beaten hands down. Features like MRV (Whole Home in DirecTV speak),...
  143. Seriously, if distribution is bothering you, the...

    Seriously, if distribution is bothering you, the solution is already present with the DirecTV HD-DVRs and the DirecTV HD receivers. Multiroom viewing (DirecTV calls it Whole Home) is available...
  144. I only understand half of what you were saying,...

    I only understand half of what you were saying, but here is the answer to one of your questions. If you disconnect the sat inputs to your legacy DirecTiVos you will be able to continue watching your...
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    You could try TVersity. I'm not sure if it works...

    You could try TVersity. I'm not sure if it works with unsubscribed DirecTV DVRs, but it's a free download and fairly easy to set up.

    PlainBill
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    This isn't an unsurmountable task, but it will...

    This isn't an unsurmountable task, but it will require a little work. The easiest way to do this would be to do a sector by sector copy of the original drive to a new IDE drive. The new drive must...
  147. You actually have a wide range of options. As I...

    You actually have a wide range of options. As I recall, the HR10 will continue to play recordings (and can be used to record OTA broadcasts) after the card is disabled. That would be the simplest...
  148. Zeroth, I hope you ordered an HR24, the H24 (if...

    Zeroth, I hope you ordered an HR24, the H24 (if there is such an animal) would be a simple receiver, not a DVR.

    First, what you propose can't be done without hacking the HR10-250.

    Second, You...
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    Glad to hear it worked out for you. I agree,...

    Glad to hear it worked out for you. I agree, Digikey is great.

    And making a wife happy in the process - priceless!! :D

    PlainBill
  150. Let's look at the problem logically. You have...

    Let's look at the problem logically. You have RID hardware that is still supported by DirecTV. You were trying to use a software version that was not intended for DirecTiVos and would not work on...
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