TiVo Wireless G USB adapter MELT

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Epp, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Epp

    Epp New Member

    Mar 3, 2020


    I have two Premiere Tivos circa 2011 and 2013. Both have had Tivo Wireless G USB Network Adapters communicating between themselves and the router to receive guide information since connection. Today I noticed that both adapters had become stuck e.g. melted to the surface they were on. One was on a TiVo box and the other was sitting on a wooden bookcase. I am assuming that they should be replaced. Has anyone seen this happen and what was your outcome? thanks
  2. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    I don't think they melted, but the rubber turned from a solid substance into something tarry and nasty. Just clean it up and replace it with some replacement rubber pads you can find at places that sell hardware (you know, screws and such) or dollar stores.
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  3. matthewvb

    matthewvb New Member

    Mar 4, 2020
    Happens to me all the time. Super annoying. I end up putting paper towel or printer paper under it to catch the sticky. Then replace as needed.
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    I remember once putting on my favorite headphones and then having an itch on one of my ears later, as I was listening. Scratching my ear, I then saw that my finger was covered in a black substance. I couldn't figure out where it had come from--my ear canal?--until I realized, as I experimented around, that the foam cushions on the headphones had destabilized and, upon being placed against my ears, partially had collapsed into the petroleum product from which they originally had come. It was like having the La Brea Tar Pits* against my ears. :eek:

  5. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA


    I think I saw that on the Flintstones. :)


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