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    Heres a handy list. RCA's website kinda sucks...

    Heres a handy list. RCA's website kinda sucks sometimes. This is for the black with pink and blue buttons included with most (if not all) rca receivers. hold down device key then enter 4 digit code. ...
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    Sticky: Check your jumpers. An incorrect jumper setting...

    Check your jumpers. An incorrect jumper setting will limit the drive to 8 GB. If thats not it and the drive is unlocked, its a drive problem...

    aLfer
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    MHD v1.1 released

    MHD3 version 1.1 has been released which solves this problem. Please see this link. Let us know if it fixes your problem sorrento.
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    Sticky: MHD3 v1.1 release

    This is to announce the release of the UTV Hard Drive unlocker, MHD3 version 1.1. This update addresses an apparent timing problem experienced by many IBM/Hitachi Deskstar users. It may or may not...
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    almost forgot, if you really cant get it to work,...

    almost forgot, if you really cant get it to work, you can always just do the swap trick in the utv, like we did in the old days before MHD3.exe.

    aLfer
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    Sorrento, I am currently using an IBM 80GB...

    Sorrento,

    I am currently using an IBM 80GB 180GXP drive in my UTV which is basically the same as yours since IBM sold their HD business to hitachi (HGST). Anyway, I have used MHD3.exe on this...
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    the number at 178c1094 (after the byte swap) is...

    the number at 178c1094 (after the byte swap) is your SECTOR number in HEX. multiplying this number by 200 hex gives you your drive OFFSET in hex. However, winhex's clone disk tool wants a SECTOR...
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    merdav, as has already been explained a thousand...

    merdav, as has already been explained a thousand times, you are getting those errors because you arent unlocking the drive properly. There is no need to re-zero and reapply the image. Follow the...
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    You can get the file from any of the images...

    You can get the file from any of the images posted in this thread. Follow satchmoe's instructions using a seperate harddrive or empty partition to mount the image. The file will be in the root...
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    bonehead did you try to get it? i dont see why...

    bonehead

    did you try to get it? i dont see why it wouldnt be valid. its still there so of course you can get it!
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    Jamie, Recognized, yes; accessible, no. The...

    Jamie,

    Recognized, yes; accessible, no. The drive is always recognizable, but needs to be unlocked to be accessible and hence to allow winhex to edit it. It should take around a minute to boot up,...
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    jamie, It sounds like your drive is still...

    jamie,

    It sounds like your drive is still locked. You can confirm by trying to open the disk in disk editor, if it gives you an i/o error it is still locked. The easiest way I have found to use...
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    play this game: well, all of them actually...

    play this game:

    well, all of them actually :D

    Maybe you should re-read one more time. If the 80GB partition didnt work for you, you need to use satchmoe's browser-fitsall and manually...
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    Mrfordwrench: the way i understand it is this...

    Mrfordwrench: the way i understand it is this (satchmoe please correct me if im wrong :)

    178c1094 is the middle of your partition table which actually starts at 178c1000, and the 4 byte number...
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    tvdude: thanks for the update! i edited my...

    tvdude: thanks for the update! i edited my post.....
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    mrfordwrench: That all looks perfect, you...

    mrfordwrench:

    That all looks perfect, you are writing the image after you booted the utv once correct? And im sure you are but you changed the value at 28-2b of the image to be the same as that...
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    tojoef: tools>calculate hash should give you a...

    tojoef: tools>calculate hash should give you a selection box. MD5 is one of the choices but you need to change it to 32-bit. If it isnt there you will need a newer version. Also 7F 8F 53 EE sounds...
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    OK since everyone seems to be having trouble...

    OK since everyone seems to be having trouble getting utv back, this is the way to check and make sure you are writing the correct file at the correct location. First off, make sure that after you...
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    el3men2: Did anyone ever teach you to read...

    el3men2:

    Did anyone ever teach you to read or only to write? Did you even read the entire thread? You may want to try doing a ***little*** bit more research before posting something as stupid...
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    attached is a .rar (.bmp) to use with a 100GB...

    attached is a .rar (.bmp) to use with a 100GB drive.

    write this image at sector 189080112 per the earlier instructions.
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    TwinCities_UTV, its really hard to tell, and...

    TwinCities_UTV,

    its really hard to tell, and utimately impossible to know so this is all speculation, please take it for what its worth. On the one hand, we know that DTV and microsoft are no...
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    OK looks like this problem has been resolved....

    OK looks like this problem has been resolved. Thanks to some of the great minds out there including bluecop and satchmoe for this excellent information. The culprit seems to be a file called...
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    geminicat: do you know the part number for the...

    geminicat: do you know the part number for the replacement tuner? is it available from digikey? thanks...
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    Sticky: azbill, Yeah unfortunately that is the way...

    azbill,

    Yeah unfortunately that is the way these drives work. I have heard rumors of someone working on a password generator, so perhaps one day we will be able to unlock the hard drive, but until...
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    Sticky: azbill, The only way to unlock a utv drive...

    azbill,

    The only way to unlock a utv drive is to do it the same way the utv itself does, by using the user password. This is always different for each drive and the only way to get the password...
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    Sticky: wf, thanks for a great tool that will undoubtedly...

    wf, thanks for a great tool that will undoubtedly become invaluable for us utvers. ive heard of many success stories but I did run across a few problems with my WD 120gig. If anyone else has...
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    just use hdunlock to unlock the drive in DOS,...

    just use hdunlock to unlock the drive in DOS, then run atapwd.exe in dos to disable security. I dont know of any programs that deal with ata security that run in windows.
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    this has been explained a trillion times, and i...

    this has been explained a trillion times, and i suggest you look at that handy "search" button up there, its a lifesaver. There are two screws on the back, unscrew, lift the back up and rotate...
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    sweh, i am glad you are interested in this. i...

    sweh, i am glad you are interested in this. i wish more were. if we got the security down many many more coders would be looking at the drive right now, sorting through the data to try to come up...
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    sweh, the drive does have a maximum security...

    sweh, the drive does have a maximum security level set. This means if the user password is forgotten, the drive can only be low level formatted and only using the master password. If the master...
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