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Red face My Tivo is HOT, HOT, HOT

I've had my Tivo power off on its own due to heat and the temperature reading indicates something like "Above normal temp, but still safe" (Tivo brand 60hrs.)

I did all the right things like making sure vents are not blocked, raised the unit up a bit, got good airflow, etc. but still running hot to the touch and according to the temperature reading on tivo settings area.

I'm not afraid to open it up and fix things myself, but before jumping in just wanted some ideas.....Could I have a problem with an internal fan? Is it my drive.....I hope this pup is not about to go belly up.....

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Well either way you should open it up and take a look at whats going on. First thing I would do is feel if air is actually flowing through the unit. If you can't tell with the case on, open it up and see if the fan turns on when you power up the unit. If it does, you can consider buying a better fan that provides more airflow or adding something like an HD heat sink or fan. Another problem could be the temp. sensor itself, I have read some posts where it just goes wacko and doesn't know snow from sweltering heat. Does the unit feel hot when you touch the case?

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My TiVo brand 60 hr hard drive died, I think partially because of the heat as we used to stick DVDs on the right side of the TiVo blocking the vents.

When I ordered a replacement drive from Weaknees, I also started paying attention to the temp which is OK now that nothing is blocking that airflow, but I almost decided to get a new fan:

http://www.weaknees.com/tivo_parts_bin.php

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Thanks for the info....I opened the box and lo and behold, the fan was not working....went to Radio Shack, got a new 2" fan, drilled a few extra vent holes in the metal bracket, voile' all is now good in Tivo land.

If I couldn't fix it I was going to use the top as an electric frying pan...but no more......

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