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For accessing particular TiVo parts, you must
open the TiVo.
This is not a hard job at all, but some people
have a hard time doing it anyway.
On this page you read how to open the TiVo and
what parts you can find inside.
Note: opening your TiVo will void
Don't forget to read the Disclaimer!
Opening your TiVo
Before you start, a reminder. You should realize
that you are about to void warranty!
Also be very carefull: the powersupply inside
the TiVo is NOT shielded. Since this is a switching powersupply, high
voltages might hurt you, so keep away from the powersupply. Even better::
ALWAYS REMOVE THE POWERCORD, so the TiVo is not powered in any way!
Read the general disclaimer as well!
So let's get started.
At the back of the TiVo you will find 3 screws. You
will need a Torex-10 to remove these screws. For those of you living in
Europe: check Conrad
- they have a large collection of cheap bit's including the Torex-10.
Once you removed the 3 screws, you need to shift the
top part (black) of the Tivo to the back.
Note: It is possible that it will not
do this by itself and you might need to apply a bit more force to it.
The clips indicated in the image above (Note:
the TiVo is placed upside down for this picture) might hold back the "hood"
There are reports that some or all of these clips might
be slightly bend. You might need to use a screwdriver to bend them a bit
back. I cannot confirm this first hand, since my TiVo did not appear to
have this problem ...