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No parts required.

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.

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  • Carefully remove the ribbon cable from the power supply. Hold the ribbon on both sides and pull up.

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  • Disconnect the hard drive power cable. Firmly grip the white power connector and pull away from the hard drive.

  • Do not pull on the power cables when disconnecting power connector.

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  • Rotate the device 180 degrees and remove the two T10 screws from the power supply board.

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  • Remove the four plastic standoffs.

  • Use pliers to squeeze the plastic pieces on the head together. Carefully press down on the standoff and pull up on the power supply.

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  • Lift the power supply out of the unit.

  • Do not touch any circuit elements or capacitors on the power supply, as they may hold a charge after the unit has been shut off.

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Conclusion

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

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