TiVo Series 2 TCD540080 Hard Drive Replacement

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Replace a TiVo hard drive.

Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Wait 5 minutes for unit to discharge fully before proceeding to next step.

Edit Step 1 Case  ¶ 

  • Power down the TiVo and detach the power cable from the rear of the unit.

    • Wait 5 minutes for unit to discharge fully before proceeding to next step.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Using a Torx screwdriver, remove the five T10 screws from the rear of the case.

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  • Pull the grey outer casing up and back toward yourself.

Edit Step 4 Hard Drive  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the power to the hard drive.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Use extreme caution when unplugging connector and do '''not''' disconnect the data cable by pulling on the cable itself.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Grab the hard drive data cable from both sides of the connector and unplug it from the hard drive.

    • Use extreme caution when unplugging connector and do not disconnect the data cable by pulling on the cable itself.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pull the hard drive up and out of the TiVo unit.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the two screws on the case of the hard drive with a T10 screwdriver.

  • Pull the hard drive up and out of the TiVo unit.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove the hard drive from the case.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the four screws, shown in the picture, with a T-10 screwdriver.

  • Remove the hard drive from the case.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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One Comment

I have the TiVo Series 2 model TCD746500 and the procedure for replacing a fan on my model is almost identical to the procedure described here, with one significant difference at this step: first pull/slide the outer casing back towards yourself and only thereafter pull it up.

Oscar Abraham Jaeger - Reply