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

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

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Remove the five T10 screws from the rear of the case using the Torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the five T10 screws from the rear of the case using the Torx screwdriver.

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  • Lift up and pull back the outer casing towards the rear of the unit.

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.

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  • The fan is held in by four T15 screws on the rear of the device.

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  • Take the wound red and black wires coming from the fan and follow them back to the logic board.

  • Unplug the connector from the motherboard.

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  • Pull the fan towards the front and out of the TiVo unit.

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Conclusion

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

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