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Dusty Fan

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Sir Loin, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Sir Loin

    Sir Loin Sir Loin

    Dec 31, 2002
    San Diego
    I just installed an XBox360 for my kids and while behind my entertainment center to hook it up noticed that my Series 3 HD receivers fan is caked with dust. I've owned PC's since the mid 80's and have opened them up and carefully blown out the dust at least every three months as it makes them more efficient and keeps them cool.
    Does TiVo recommend any cleaning? I've looked through my Viewers Guide and can't find any info.
  2. Mindflux

    Mindflux TiVowned

    Jan 16, 2008
    Pop the 5 T8 or T10 torx screws out and blow that puppy clean. I just did this to two Series 2 I picked up yesterday.
  3. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    TiVo does not recommend any cleaning specifically. A vacuum hose to the fan grille will usually suffice. You can open the box if you want, but that's not a TiVo recommendation. (TiVo says "no user serviceable parts inside" and there is an unshielded power supply that can do you serious damage if you're not careful.)

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