Hi. I was given a tivo series 2 today that was picked up from a pawn shop.
The model number is tcd649080. When I plugged it in it was stuck on the welcome
screen. I immediatly thought bad hard drive and then when I opened it up, it
had NO hard drive. I am guessing whoever pawned it took it out before the sale or I guess it could have a bad motherboard after reading some things online but it sounded more like the hard drive...
I bought and downloaded the following file.
I did a sucessful bake on a USED NON NEW 80 gig drive I had using the one drive option.
Now when I put it in my tivo it is still stuck on the welcome powering up screen. I've read I
should set the jumpers on the new drive to the same as the drive you are
removing. Since I didn't have the original drive that was in it, I didn't know what it was set as. So i've tried cable select and master on this drive and it's still not working. Any tips. I
really didn't want to buy a NEW drive until I made sure it wasn't anything else.
I work on PC's for a living and have a lot of drive laying around so I grabbed
an 80. I can't see why a used drive would be an issue but i did read a few posts where it said always use new which I didn't get. I ran all the drive tests and found nothing wrong with it. Is there anything else I can try or any way I can tell if this cake was done correctly other then the message saying its done? Is there anyway I can tell if it's the board that is bad? I am going to try a new ide cable tonight. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really want to get this working so I can replace my 7 or 8 year old series one I have.