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.

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. Lift up and pull back the outer casing towards the rear of the unit.
  • 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.
  • The fan is held in by four T15 screws on the rear of the device.

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.
  • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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