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01-02-2006, 10:13 PM
Hi, just acquired a Series 1 and after I hooked it up I noticed the fan wasn't running. I haven't gone any further till I find out: Is the fan s'posed to run all the time or does it only come on as needed?
thanx in advance...
01-03-2006, 02:08 AM
Yes, the internal fan should be spinning all of the time. You can buy replacement Tivo fans from http://www.weaknees.com.
01-04-2006, 12:56 AM
Thanx for the reply. The seller sez that it only comes on as needed, something about being part of the energy star feature. It's a Phillips HDR 112. Sounds like there's some misrepresentation here.
01-04-2006, 02:20 AM
The seller is wrong .... Tivo fans should always be spinning.
01-04-2006, 08:34 AM
At one time, the fan would only come on "as needed".
But because the start/stop of fan noise would cause owners to call the support line, a software release some time ago changed the fan to "always on".
01-04-2006, 01:55 PM
thanx. I'm showing software version 2.0.1-001-000. Do you know if that fan update was after this version or not?
I appreciate the help...
01-04-2006, 10:03 PM
I got my first TiVo 1/2001 and I think I got version 2.0.1 in 5/2001. My recollection is that the fan operation change happened after that.
01-05-2006, 10:34 AM
Boy are they soaking you on the fan. I found a cache of them at a surplus stor for $5/pop.
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