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    4 years later, need to look stuff up and here it is!

    It worked!

    4.5 years after I created this thread, I needed to look up some information and here it is better than I left it. If I had written this and left on my own computer I would have only...
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    How can I adjust TimeoutToLiveTVSeconds?

    Does anyone know what the TimeoutToLiveTVSeconds address is in 9.2?

    I find the 3 min timeout to be irritating, especially with Rhapsody, if the music ends and I don't start something within 3...
  3. Advice requested: How to dispose of old Series 1 units

    I got a couple old series 1 units sitting the basement (unsubbed of course). Long ago I stripped the hard drive out of one.

    Does anyone have a good recommendation as to what to do with them? ...
  4. Update

    I just ran across this problem myself - it is not the power supply. Segates will just not play nice in the SA1.

    I have two 7200.10 160's trying to install in a friends unit (he bought them cheap,...
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    If you can see video at the RCA jack but not the...

    If you can see video at the RCA jack but not the tuner, this may not mean the motherboard is bad, the software image on the drive may be corrupt or mis configured.

    I understand all you see is...
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    Sounds to me like the mobo is indeed dead. If...

    Sounds to me like the mobo is indeed dead.

    If the fan is spinning then the CPU is active (the fan never runs until a bit of code in the PROM turns it on - usually this happens within about 3...
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    Years ago I upgraded the RAM in an S1. That was...

    Years ago I upgraded the RAM in an S1. That was really my first involved SMD soldering project. Of course, the board was laid out for it already and the BIOS could be set to use it so this was a...
  8. The IR window is over on the right near the push...

    The IR window is over on the right near the push buttons. Shine a flashlight on the S3 front panel at an angle and look at the panel from a perpendicular angle. You should find the dime sized...
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    The original creator hasn't posted to this forum...

    The original creator hasn't posted to this forum in over a year. His original post seemed to imply that he won't mind.

    The code has a reference to Mr. Black but no copyright notice. IMHO (but...
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    mfslive.org compatible replace_initrd

    The rise of the S3 made me switch to using a boot CD from mfslive.org to access the kernel and other partitions.

    That Linux CD uses busybox to implement DD. In the busybox implementation of DD,...
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    Pop that Kernel

    Modifying the kernel on your shiny, prom modified S3

    The TiVo is a Linux machine. At the heart of Linux is the kernel, a program that oversees the operation of a computer in ways similar to...
  12. Thread: PROM socketing

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    Sticky: if an ohm reader doesn't show any shorts then you...

    if an ohm reader doesn't show any shorts then you likely have a cold solder joint. Other problems include:

    - both proms are bad, but maybe for different reasons (one killed on removal and the...
  13. what linux environment did you use to replace...

    what linux environment did you use to replace initrd?

    I've found that the busybox version on the MFSlive.org disk isn't compatible with Mr Black's replace_initrd tool. I haven't taken the time...
  14. Thread: PROM socketing

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    Sticky: The cpu isn't getting instructions from the prom....

    The cpu isn't getting instructions from the prom. This could be one of two reasons.

    1. bad soldering (either cold joints or bridged joints)

    2. bad chip (either no programming or programming...
  15. Thread: PROM socketing

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    Sticky: when you plug in the power supply does the...

    when you plug in the power supply does the cooling fan spin?

    try pulling the battery and powering the device (if it works put the battery back in after unplugging again)

    use your meter to check...
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    Hacking the PROM is to video extraction as...

    Hacking the PROM is to video extraction as running the first mile is to finishing a marathon.

    In terms of difficultly there are two different aspects:

    1. To design the hardware modification...
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    You want to do what to my PROM?

    The whole point of my earlier post was to socket the prom. Why socket the prom? So we can change it of course!

    Because of the vast number of ways to accomplish the goal of re-writing the prom it...
  18. MFS speed on an S3

    Using MFS_FTP on my hacked S3 i get

    transfer to PC - 3.88 MB/s on a 2.4 GB analog recording

    PC -> Tivo - 2.20 MB/s on a 2.1 GB mpg

    I did nothing to optimize the speed so dual tuner live...
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    So what is a prom socket anyway?

    Socketing a PROM is so precise and exactly the same for every S3 owner that I feel comfortable writing a guide for this process. This is forum for hobbyists, yet it is somewhat rare for computer...
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    Overview of Hacking an S3

    If you've got an S3 you want to hack I've written this overview to point you in the right direction. Telnet bash and ftp are the foundational hacks. With them the door is open to any other...
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    works for me so far...

    My S3 still boots after applying the PROM changes.

    last night I socketed the prom - took about 45 min start to finish.

    tonight I modified the software and made a new prom - tivo still boots.
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