this NEW MEMBER has been here a decade
This is the thread where inspired by this wonderful community i have conceived of a Tivo Bolt mod to add super powers to my Tivo Bolt.
I think the main issue is it generates a lot of heat that has no place to go. Starting with a tiny fan and very little ventilation in the case, the heat it generates is trapped. At least that's how I see it.most of the heat generated in these boxes is from the power supply and hard drives, along with the circuit board of course.
if i can remove most of the heat from my TIVO boxes it will improve the lifespan of those boxes.