Internal fan

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  1. lounge

    lounge New Member

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    My Series 2 Tivo fan did not turn off after running as it used to and has been running constantly for over a week. Any suggestions on a fix or repair service (apart from Weaknees) recommendations please?
    JN
     
  2. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    As long as the Tivo is plugged in, the fan is always running.

    Do you mean it is louder than usual? You can by a same sized (quiet)computer fan from Newegg, etc.
     
  3. lounge

    lounge New Member

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    Extra loud is the problem-thanks I'll contact Newegg. I'm no techie-is it relatively easy to install?
     
  4. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    It's easy but, any techie friends or relatives to assist, or do it for you? You will also very likely need a special type "screwdriver". A "torx" driver or wrench. Possibly 2 different sizes.

    Know anyone that likes to tinker with computers?

    What model Tivo do you have?
     
  5. lounge

    lounge New Member

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    I do, thanks Dwit
     
  6. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    You can also take out the original fan, peel back the label on the non-blade part (it'll be the side that faced out of the back of the TiVo, the exhaust side), possibly need to pop loose a rubber plug, and then re-lube the hole where the blade assembly axle/shaft comes through the bearing with a mixture of light grease and light oil (3 in 1, or sewing machine oil).

    Don't forget to plug the fan back onto the header on the motherboard.

    You can check surplus dealer allelectronics.com for a replacement fan if necessary.
     
  7. happylily

    happylily New Member

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    i haveTivo S2DT, and also meet this problem
     
  8. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    It's insultingly simple. Could not be more straightforward:
    (Remove power cord from Tivo)
    1. Remove Tivo cover.

    2. Disconnect (simply unplug) fan from circuit board.(pull out on the little clip that holds connector secure. Then pull connector off the pins.

    3. Unnscrew 4 screws that attach fan. Pull out fan.

    4.Screw in new fan. Connect wire to circuit board. Replace cover on Tivo.

    Everything is identical to this guide for the 540080:

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...ing-Fan/2479/1

    ps: Ignore all the tools and extra stuff suggested that you may need. All that's needed are the torx 10 and 15 "screw"drivers.

    You can get new, replacement fan from weaknees.com. $20 + shipping
    You can get used replacement fans(pulls) from dvrdude $10 + shipping
    Or with your own due diligence, you can just get a same sized, quiet(ball bearing), computer case fan(with appropriate connector) from a computer parts store, or newegg.com, or the like, for about $5 + shipping.
     

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