Cooling fan not running...

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by t8erbug, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. t8erbug

    t8erbug New Member

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    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...
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    Yes, the internal fan should be spinning all of the time. You can buy replacement Tivo fans from http://www.weaknees.com.
     
  3. t8erbug

    t8erbug New Member

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    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.

    Thanx again...
     
  4. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    The seller is wrong .... Tivo fans should always be spinning.
     
  5. beejay

    beejay Member

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    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".
     
  6. t8erbug

    t8erbug New Member

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    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...
     
  7. beejay

    beejay Member

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    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.
     
  8. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    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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