Got TIVO from friend with dead drive

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I had a friend whose TIVO was hit by lightning and insurance replaced hime with a new one. He gave me the old tivo unit. At first he said it worked all just fine except the modem was blown. No dial tone which after reading hundreds of threads that is a common problem. Now for the main problem. He removed the hard drive and lost it. I know for a fact that this model had a quantum LC 10 (30 GB) hard drive in it. I bought an LC 15 (30 GB) hard drive to put back.
How do I get it in the tivo and working? Every thread I have found or read has to deal with upgrading by COPYING your original drive. I do not have a drive to copy. Is there anything that can be done?