Fan noise had me a little worried last night
So, I got home from work yesterday and my Premier is making a lot of noise. I can hear it from inside the cabinet.
I suspected the worst case, bad hard drive and cracked the case to do some testing. I got everything setup and I was going to run some tests on the hard drive to see what might be happening - but when I plugged it into my test rig it was quiet and seemed fine.
So, back to the TiVo the drive goes and I plug the unit in with cover off and the problem was pretty clear. Fan was making a huge amount of noise and vibration.
I pulled the fan, oiled it with a little 3 in 1 oil and reinstalled it. It is running smooth now, but I suspect it is just a matter of time - and I would like to replace it with a better fan.
I remember reading some conversations about fan replacements, but I cannot find a high quality recommended unit from my TCF searches.
Anyone replace their fan and what unit did you get? Not looking for the cheapest - I already have that one. I am hoping for a good quality fan.
TiVo S2 (Retired)(lifetime transfer)
TiVo Series 3 (Sold)
TiVo HD (Sold)
TiVo Premier (2 TB Upgrade)
TiVo Roamio Plus
iPad TiVo app