Need New Rubber "Feet" For OLED Series 3

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  1. mahermusic

    mahermusic Deadlines Amuse Me

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    When I moved the location of my original OLED Series 3, two of the four feet crumbled. Does anyone know if the feet are easily exchangeable? I didn't see a screwhead from below.

    If so, and anyone has an OLED parts machine that they would like to sell me the feet off of (please, just make sure the rubber is plyable and not brittle like mine!), let me know!

    Thx
     
  2. Luke M

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    Same thing happened to me. I didn't try to find an exact replacement. I got a set of feet at a hardware store and drilled holes for a screw/nut (ignore the wood screws that come with the feet). Naturally this requires disassembling the tivo.
     
  3. SVTarHeel

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    I bought one set on eBay. When another set was needed, no one had them so I got them from weaKnees
     
  4. mahermusic

    mahermusic Deadlines Amuse Me

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    Just ordered a set from Weaknees. Thanks, all!
     
  5. unitron

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    When you get them, get some Room Temperature Vulcanizing Silicone sealing or caulking compound (the stuff that smells like vinegar while it cures) and fill in those feet, and when they age and get brittle the pieces will still be glued to the silicone.

    If you turn the TiVo over and look down at the bottom, there's a black plastic "button" in the middle that you pry straight up with a small flat blade screwdriver, and then you can lift the foot off.
     
  6. Wil

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    For anybody seeing this in the future I'd just say I use old crutch/pole tips or even soda bottle caps. I am so cheap and demanding of instant fixes it's embarrassing.
     
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  7. pmiranda

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    When mine fell apart I just used ordinary silicone feet from the hardware store.
     
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  8. V7Goose

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    Yeah, mine recently crumbled too, but I don't see the point of ordering anything. Two very easy and cheap fixes:

    1. Just buy a small pack of self-stick rubber or felt feet from any hardware store or Walmart.
    2. Even cheaper and quicker than going to the store: Use a hot-melt glue gun to put a little dab of rubber glue on the bottom at each foot point. If you wait for the glue to half-cool, when you flip the box over the new feet will all self-level (put a little square of plastic wrap over each one if you do not want to risk sticking to the table if you flip it too soon). You could also make feet of any specific height you want by just slicing off pieces of the glue sticks and then using the glue gun to attach them.
     
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    I bought a set of four replacement feet for $1 + tax at Anchor Electronics in Santa Clara. I found it on the shelf (in person) but doesn't show up in an online search. I used the old rivets since the package didn't come with any.
     
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  10. HerronScott

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    Any part number and manufacturer information?

    Scott
     
  11. Audio Geek

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    Unfortunately, no. It was just four rubber feet in a clear plastic bag.
     
  12. HerronScott

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    How much would you charge to pick up a set and ship them to fellow TiVo owners in need? :)

    Scott
     
  13. teasip

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    I tried stick on feet from WallyWorld or some such and they are sticking to the entertainment center just like the TiVo feet did.
     
  14. Audio Geek

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    Anchor Electronics is not a regular destination for me--I just happened to be there with a friend. Anchor Electronics – Silicon Valley's Parts Store

    This is the kind of part that's cheapest purchased locally due to shipping costs. I've searched for the part at Home Depot and came up empty. I'm glad I found it where I did. Perhaps other electronics supply places would have the part.
     
  15. HerronScott

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  17. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    I really do not understand all the angst about finding replacement feet! If you do not want to use readily available stick-on feet from any hardware store, or hot melt glue, why don't you just take a sheet of small-bubble bubble wrap and cut four 1" squares of the stuff and put them under the four corners and be done with it?
     
  18. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    No angst here but I would prefer to have something similar to the original and fastened in the same way.

    Scott
     

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