|Step 1Using a pair of needle nose pliers, bend the two top metal clips off of the top of the existing fan.
|Step 2Pull the fan back towards the front of the unit by the top and then slide it up and out of the bottom pegs that are going into the two fan screw holes at the bottom.
|Step 3Unplug the fan connector from the motherboard and remove the fan from the case. Be careful not to pull the connector by the wires but rather pull the connector off of the motherboard.|
|Step 4Sit the replacement fan on the bottom pegs with the label facing the back of the unit. The pegs that were in the old fan screw holes will NOT go into the new fan’s screw holes. The fan will sit against the larger portion of the peg arm and in between the pegs that went into the old fan. You must put the fan in on the same angle as you took out the old fan. Once you have the bottom securely wedged in, push the fan back against the back frame of the TiVo unit while also pushing down to ensure a proper fit.
|Step 5Using a pair of pliers, bend the clips that were holding the old fan in place, down against the ridged area near the screw holes. Do one side at a time until you can not move the fan any longer. You will have to bend the clips down further than they were before but they should not break off. The fan is now firmly in place and will not vibrate out during normal operation.
|Step 6Plug the new fan’s power plug into the TiVo motherboard. The new plug has 3 wires vs the older 2 wire plug. The third wire is not needed for the TiVo, it is used to control the fan speed in a computer. Plug the new cable onto the plug so that the black and red wires are on the connector leaving the yellow portion of the connector hanging off. This will not harm or cause damage to the Tivo.
|Step 7Power on your unit to ensure the fan is working correctly and then reattach the lid and enjoy your new, quiet fan.|
If you have two TiVo Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), you can program the DVR remote control so that it will only send signals to one of them at a time. You can do this by using the DVR SWITCH.
Please see this article at tivo.com for step-by-step instructions on setting up your remote.
If you are interested in controlling two DVRs with two remotes, then please see this article.