Introduction

The Motherboard contains all the 'brains' of the device. In case this component needs to be replaced, this guide will walk you through the installation of the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the five 0.31 inch T-9 screws on the back cover.

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  • Slide the cover towards the back until it is no longer under the front cover.

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  • Lift the cover up and off the device.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two 0.59 inch T-8 size screws on the back panel
  • Unscrew the 0.31 inch T-9 size screw on the back panel

  • Unscrew the two 0.59 inch T-8 size screws on the back panel

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  • Unplug the fan from the motherboard by gently pulling up on the red plug.

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  • Unplug the ribbon attaching the front panel sensor by pulling it upwards gently.

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  • Unplug the ribbon connecting the hard drive to the motherboard by pulling straight up on the ribbon. This may require some gentle wiggling.

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  • Unplug the ribbon connecting the power supply to the motherboard by pulling upwards on this ribbon.

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Image 1/2: Using Pliers, bend each of the tabs until they align straight with the holes underneath them. Image 2/2: Bend these just enough to slip them through the holes. Over-bending could snap these tabs. While this won't affect how the TiVo functions, they are there to secure the motherboard to prevent damage.
  • Locate the four metal tabs on the motherboard.

  • Using Pliers, bend each of the tabs until they align straight with the holes underneath them.

  • Bend these just enough to slip them through the holes. Over-bending could snap these tabs. While this won't affect how the TiVo functions, they are there to secure the motherboard to prevent damage.

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  • Locate and remove the four 0.31 inch T-9 size screws at the front of the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Pull up and away from the back panel so all of the cable inputs slip through the casing. Image 2/2: Pull up and away from the back panel so all of the cable inputs slip through the casing.
  • Pull directly up on the motherboard so that it slips over the four golden metal tabs.

  • Pull up and away from the back panel so all of the cable inputs slip through the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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