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Old 12-27-2005, 12:30 PM   #1 (Print)
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IDE ribbon cable S2SA Tivo 40hr

Hey I just upgraded my 40hr tivo S2SA 240 with a 120gig HD and the hardest part was trying to get the ribbon cable unpluged from the old hard drive. had to get a needle nose to work the cable out of the drive. doing this I pinched the cable in the interface. tivo still works but was just wondering if I had to replace that ribbon cable that runs from the hard drive to the motherboard could I use the one that came with my new IDE seagate replacment drive. I got the HD at Fry's and installed the tivo software using instantcake.

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Old 12-27-2005, 12:37 PM   #2 (Print)
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pretty much any ide cable will work just fine. unless the cable is like more than 10 years old, i wouldn't worry about incompatiblity.

i like to replace mine with round cables, they are easier to pull out and provide for better airflow

series 2 tcd2400800 250 gigs 285 hours multi box discount
series 2 tcd5400400 300 gigs 339 hours with lifetime
unsubbed series 1 HDR 212 199 hours
i only use seagate drives. bye bye lifetime!
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:55 PM   #3 (Print)
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okey doke.. thanks xnevergiveinx!

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