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HR24 Fan Repair?


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#21 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:18 AM

I need one for a 24... any idea?


You might try calling weaknees.com and asking them if they have the fans in stock. I know they replace fans in HRs. They might tell you the size you need or you might have to buy the fan from them, but, at least, you'll get the proper size fan.

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#22 OFFLINE   matt

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:22 AM

Two on each side and two recessed into the bottom front on mine...
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#23 OFFLINE   tcusta00

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:39 AM

Thank guys. I'll crack her open this weekend and measure the fan.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:41 AM

Work slowly and definitely watch the snap tabs recessed in the front or you will crack her open for sure!
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:53 AM

Work slowly and definitely watch the snap tabs recessed in the front or you will crack her open for sure!


Lol, thanks.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:01 AM

Work slowly and definitely watch the snap tabs recessed in the front or you will crack her open for sure!

Good advice.

Thank guys. I'll crack her open this weekend and measure the fan.

Good luck.

If you get a comparable replacement fan, this should be about a 10-15 minute job...most of which will be the opening and reassembly effort. But its worth taking your time on the mounting clips as to avoid any "mishaps". The HR24-100 model is likely the easiest of all of them to work with.

The fan itself should be plug and play if it's comparable.

All this, of course, assumes a person is working with an owned unit (disclaimer).

Let us know how it turns out.
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#27 OFFLINE   matt

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:16 AM

Easy, peasy, japanesy. :D

Pop the lid off, the -100 has a fan that pulls right out. No screws or anything. Standby for measurement.

EDIT: 1 and 9/16" square, 3/8" thick.

Edited by matt, 30 March 2011 - 09:23 AM.

Slimline 5 with SWM-16
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HR34-700!
R22-200 Leased
Owned H25-700 and H24-700 off and packed for the move.

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#28 OFFLINE   matt

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:19 AM

12V DC, .08A. 3 wire.

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Slimline 5 with SWM-16
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:51 AM

Thanks for those measurements, Matt. I just ordered a new comparable (hopefully quieter) fan from Newegg for 6.98 shipped.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:04 PM

Need 3 more post in order to PM. Thanks everyone for the info.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:06 PM

OK, finished. Sorry, wasn't my rule.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:09 PM

OK, finished. Sorry, wasn't my rule.

OK.

NOTE: It's very important to understand that parts replacements on DirecTV hardware invalidates your warranty (if you are a lease customer, which most folks are). Per the provisions of the customer agreement, you could be eligible to have to pay the full price of the equipment should you tamper with it. Defective leased equipment should be returned for replacement by calling them directly.

Owned equipment does not have this limitation.

Edited by hdtvfan0001, 30 March 2011 - 01:15 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:14 PM

Owned equipment does not have this limitation.


You left off the n in Owned so I added it for you so it is Owned Equipment and Not Owed Equipment Mr. Fat Fingers!!! :lol:
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 01:16 PM

You left off the n in Owned so I added it for you so it is Owned Equipment and Not Owed Equipment Mr. Fat Fingers!!! :lol:

Freudian slip, not mis-spell (as in owed alot of money)... :D

I suspect the OP figured it out without the challenges you had. :lol:
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#36 OFFLINE   ericL

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:40 PM

Right, I understand the problems with tampering with leased equipment. However, this model in the age of the DVR is just not good for the customer. I understand that the DVR is not meant to be an archiving device, but the fact that I can't keep my disk when the problem is a simple fan failure is very poor. As everyone has said, replacing the fan is a simple 10-15 minute job.

I'm sure this model works great for DTV because they just come pick up the unit, replace it with whatever they have on hand and put the bad one back in the chain to be fixed by the people who know how to do it, but it's not a good model for us. Oh well.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:46 PM

I'm opening my unit. It will technically void the warranty. If it needs warranty replacement in the future I'm sure I won't have a problem, but that's a risk I'm willing to take.

If they promised me an HR24 in exchange for my HR24 I wouldn't be opening it. :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

I do have one other question. If I got an external drive for my current unit, would I be able to hook it up to a replacement unit and still access the recordings? I know I can't use the external w/an internal but I could start using an external for new stuff and eventually watch all my old stuff and then replace before the fan goes.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:19 PM

No. You can't.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

I do have one other question. If I got an external drive for my current unit, would I be able to hook it up to a replacement unit and still access the recordings? I know I can't use the external w/an internal but I could start using an external for new stuff and eventually watch all my old stuff and then replace before the fan goes.


This will probably happen down the road in the near future.
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