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#41 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:32 PM

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


I would say soon and who knows what price it will have.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:37 AM

No. You can't.


That figures. :nono2:

Thanks for the info.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:46 AM

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.


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:

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

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:

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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. :)

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

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.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:02 PM

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.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:08 PM

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.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:09 PM

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.

Most people wouldn't admit that.... !rolling

Kudos for being honest. ;)
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

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.
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 03:01 PM

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:
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 12:25 PM

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.


Ah Matt, ever the optimist...:lol:

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 12:28 PM

Most people wouldn't admit that.... !rolling

Kudos for being honest. ;)


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.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 12:29 PM

Yeah...but does it have a good fan? :lol:


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.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

Ah Matt, ever the optimist...:lol:

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Pull the plug on the fan and let it dangle out one of the vents then. :)
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:30 PM

Pull the plug on the fan and let it dangle out one of the vents then. :)

:lol::lol::lol:

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.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:45 AM

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.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

Couple photos of the operation... first re-purpose the obsolete Blockbuster card.

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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.

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Edit: Here's a link to the fan I bought, 6.98 shipped: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835119049

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:08 PM

Usually, man's aging do affect hearing negatively. ;)

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:43 PM

Usually, man's aging do affect hearing negatively. ;)


That would make sense if I had trouble hearing things.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 02:11 PM

Did you try to peel off center's sticker and drop oil into?




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