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  Reply # 1898603 10-Nov-2017 06:55
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Sounds like this needs a step by step guide. Lots of people knowing parts of the process.

Good luck with your conversion Minimoke



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  Reply # 1898612 10-Nov-2017 07:10
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Ive done backups before so not flying totally blind.

Seems ive got to the stage where winmfs sees and recognisese the drive but not the files on it. Though it does seem ive backed up the bootpage ok. (Seperate wee process)

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1898644 10-Nov-2017 09:15
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Just a note for anyone following this conversation. I have been trying this exercise so far on a Toshiba lx815 all in one computer and on a Surface pro (2017) Both Win10 pro

 

 

 

While I seem to be able to back up the bootpage, when I try to back up the kernel (its a different option) winMFS crashes each time.

 

 

 

I've now got full instructions for a different approach which I will try over the weekend.

 

 

 

In the meantime it seems perhaps the problem is related to the usb/sata connector reading the drive. Ive got 3 old laptops that I'll haul out of the wardrobe and give them a shot.

 

 

 

If this fails I'll kick my son of his desktop and rip his HDD out and put my tivo one in and follow instructions from there. I anticipate a bit of a battle on that front but league of nations or whatever it is can wait!


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  Reply # 1899048 10-Nov-2017 20:05
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Jaxson: Sounds like this needs a step by step guide. Lots of people knowing parts of the process.

Good luck with your conversion Minimoke

 

There is actually quite a few around already for series 3 hdd upgrades that are fairly good to follow. I might look to make a guide for people though.


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  Reply # 1899079 10-Nov-2017 21:23
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rphenix:

 

Jaxson: Sounds like this needs a step by step guide. Lots of people knowing parts of the process.

Good luck with your conversion Minimoke

 

There is actually quite a few around already for series 3 hdd upgrades that are fairly good to follow. I might look to make a guide for people though.

 

 

 

 

I fully intended to do a HDD upgrade today, stopped by PB tech this arvo to hopefully pick up a deal on a HDD, after I saw the 100's of people waiting in line I kept on going.

 

I'm running Windows 10, and using a USB/sata enclosure winmfs would not see the drive, but plugging in to a internal sata connector - no problem, so I've made a backup, was fast doing it, I suspect something is not quite right, but once I get another drive we will see.

 

 




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  Reply # 1899096 10-Nov-2017 23:27
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gregmcc:

 

I fully intended to do a HDD upgrade today, stopped by PB tech this arvo to hopefully pick up a deal on a HDD, after I saw the 100's of people waiting in line I kept on going.

 

I'm running Windows 10, and using a USB/sata enclosure winmfs would not see the drive, but plugging in to a internal sata connector - no problem, so I've made a backup, was fast doing it, I suspect something is not quite right, but once I get another drive we will see.

 

 

 

 

I think that might be my solution.

 

I tried a couple of different laptops and still cant see the drive.

 

 

 

Ive now pulled the sons computer apart but only got to peeking. No idea what im looking for but  somewhere in there im hoping there is a second spot to attach this HDD. Do desk tops come with more than one slot for HDD?s or just the one. All I see a the moment is the current HDD screwed on with a cable going from it to somewhere else.

 

 

 

Onwards and upwards - but not as simple as I first thought.




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  Reply # 1899236 11-Nov-2017 12:55
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Well, I may have come to the end of the road of this particular journey.

 

 

 

I got a sata cable for the desktop and connected the HDD and fired up winMFS. Once again I was able to see the drive and back up the bootpage. 

 

 

 

But when I try to backup the TiVo no luck - same old "not a TiVo drive" message.

 

 

 

So I have put the drive back into the TiVo box, connected it to the TiVo and powered it up. Nothing!. All I get is a solid green light on the front panel.

 

 

 

I have another TiVo but I don't really want to try and take a back up of this and apply it to my new HDD in case it doesn't connect to the now defunct hybrid server.


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  Reply # 1899244 11-Nov-2017 13:31
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I just backed up the HDD on one of my Tivos and have restored to a new WD Purple 1TB drive, following procedures discussed in this thread. Seemed to go to plan, though how can I transfer my recordings from the original drive on to the new one? Or is this not possible?


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  Reply # 1899254 11-Nov-2017 13:59
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You can clone the drive (need to have both drives connected at the same time). It's very straight forward, under tools > mfscopy. Detailed instructions here: https://www.engadget.com/2008/04/17/how-to-upgrade-your-tivo-hd-with-winmfs/

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  Reply # 1899256 11-Nov-2017 14:05
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Thanks.


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  Reply # 1899259 11-Nov-2017 14:26
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Can anyone recommend the cheapest USB device to be able to mount the TiVo HDD to make an image to drop on another HDD?  Of all the devices I have none of them are technically a desktop with an internal SATA connector so limited to USB.  I'm also primarily Mac based (iMac and Mac Mini) where Disk Utility can build ISO or DMG images and also have a Windows 10 laptop so obviously limited to USB interfaces.

 

I'm a little while off this step as I'm yet to replace my PROM and want to make sure the proof of concept is sound before buying more hardware.


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  Reply # 1899261 11-Nov-2017 14:40
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I bought this from PB today, following a recommendation elsewhere in the Forum.




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  Reply # 1899288 11-Nov-2017 16:33
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There is now a hint of a smile on my face as I sit in front of the tv with a TiVo logo and "almost there. Just a few more minutes more...."




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  Reply # 1899329 11-Nov-2017 18:16
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This seems to be one of those three steps back one step forward exercise.

 

 

 

Went away and came back and there was nothing on the TV - just a black screen and no lights on the front of the TiVo. 

 

 

 

What to do? well I waited a bit longer and nothing happened so I pulled the power cord from out the back and gave it a few minutes before plugging back in.

 

 

 

TiVo powered up and I had the message on screen again, waited and eventually got through to the "hardware error" message. Following the instruction I went to "Messages and settings" option, then pick "restart or reset system" and then pick "clear and delete everything". I did the 3 thumbs down / enter and the screen went black with no lights on the front of the TiVo.

 

 

 

Hmm. I wish I  was patient. So I gave it a while and nothing happened. So I pulled the power cord out the back of the TiVo again.

 

 

 

Got the powering up message and this time I now have the "Clearing and deleting everything this may take an hour" If you need to unplug the media device please wait until you see the Welcome Screen." Message.

 

 

 

So now I sit and wait again




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  Reply # 1899367 11-Nov-2017 20:21
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2 hours later i get eh wait a moment update. And then 

 

 

 

yeah ! select Australia or NZ etc


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