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

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  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the two black screws on the left with a T8 Torx Screwdriver.
  • On the rear of the device, remove the right screw with a T10 Torx Screwdriver.

  • Unscrew the two black screws on the left with a T8 Torx Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: The black base where the cable is connected is not part of the cable. Do '''not''' lift up on it!
  • Disconnect the white ribbon cable from the motherboard.

    • The black base where the cable is connected is not part of the cable. Do not lift up on it!

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  • Remove fan power connector.

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

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

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  • Disconnect the connector cable that goes to the lights on the front of the device.

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  • Unscrew the four screws on the motherboard with a T10 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: It is recommended that you do not bend these back after putting unit back together as they may break after repeated use. Image 2/3: It is recommended that you do not bend these back after putting unit back together as they may break after repeated use. Image 3/3: It is recommended that you do not bend these back after putting unit back together as they may break after repeated use.
  • Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to make the two tabs parallel with the open slots.

    • It is recommended that you do not bend these back after putting unit back together as they may break after repeated use.

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  • Pull the motherboard out towards the front of the TiVo unit, then pull up to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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