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HR24 Fan Repair?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ericL, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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

    ericL New Member

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    That figures. :nono2:

    Thanks for the info.
     
  3. Rich

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    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:

    Rich
     
  4. ericL

    ericL New Member

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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. :)
     
  5. matt

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    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.
     
  6. Richierich

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    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.
     
  7. matt

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    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.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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

    Kudos for being honest. ;)
     
  9. Richierich

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    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.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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

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

    Rich
     
  12. Rich

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    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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    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.

    Rich
     
  14. matt

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    Pull the plug on the fan and let it dangle out one of the vents then. :)
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    :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.
     
  16. tcusta00

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    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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  17. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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

    Photo Apr 02, 1 47 03 PM.jpg

    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.

    Photo Apr 02, 1 47 48 PM.jpg

    Edit: Here's a link to the fan I bought, 6.98 shipped: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119049
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Usually, man's aging do affect hearing negatively. ;)
     
  19. tcusta00

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    That would make sense if I had trouble hearing things.
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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

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