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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ericL, Mar 28, 2011.
I would say soon and who knows what price it will have.
That figures. :nono2:
Thanks for the info.
Oh, I got a good chuckle out of that. You send that back with the bad fan and someone else will get that unit...with a bad fan......:lol:
Yeah, I had the same thought later when I was getting frustrated about all this stuff. I pictured my bad-fan unit just going around from house to house.
Send it back with B bands and power cord attached and it will get a technical refurb instead of just being sent back out. Put a big piece of masking tape on the lid saying "bad fan". They'll find it.
I accidentally sent an HR20 back with a 1 TB Internal Hard Drive in it so somebody got lucky and probably does not have a Clue as to why he has so much Storage Capacity.
They will really be scratching their head when their replacement someday fills up in a week. :hurah:
Whenever I get a new one in I always make sure to note the hard drive in it, maybe I'll catch me one like that.
Most people wouldn't admit that.... !rolling
Kudos for being honest.
I had 2 HR20s and I grabbed the wrong one to send back because they Replaced it with an HR24-500 and after I realized my mistake I was P!SSED!!!
At least I got an HR24-500 out of it.
Yeah...but does it have a good fan? :lol:
Ah Matt, ever the optimist...:lol:
I've done it too. It's one of those "Oh no" moments like when your BD player goes south and you return it with a brand new disk in it.
I don't honestly know how many TiVos and HRs I've had, but I've never had a fan go bad. That I know of. And you know pretty quickly, I'd imagine.
Pull the plug on the fan and let it dangle out one of the vents then.
Folks get your point (or should) that with some form of indicating a defect...it follows a different path when DirecTV gets it back, in terms of testing and refurbishing.
Good news / bad news.
Good news - I opened the case without incident.
Bad news - the new fan is just as loud (and maybe even louder) than the old fan. Yes, I'm sure it's the fan that's making the noise because I unplugged it while the unit was powered up and it went silent.
Is it the fan or just my oversensitive ears? I've never noticed a fan noise before the past couple of months though.
Couple photos of the operation... first re-purpose the obsolete Blockbuster card.
Inside... removed the foam tape that surrounded the old fan and stuck that on the new fan so it fit in the slot. FYI - a fan thicker than 10mm (up to 15mm I think) will fit in that space. The foam tape around it makes the smaller fan tighter in the slot.
Edit: Here's a link to the fan I bought, 6.98 shipped: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119049
Usually, man's aging do affect hearing negatively.
That would make sense if I had trouble hearing things.
Did you try to peel off center's sticker and drop oil into?