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Replay TV hardware noise

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by thomas_macka, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. thomas_macka

    thomas_macka Auditioning

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    Hi folks,
    I wonder, has anybody figured out how to reduce the noise the ReplayTV 5000 series? There is a fan inside that seems to run incessantly even when the system is idle. It would be nice to rig it so that the fan runs only when the system is in use.
    Thanks,
    --Thomas.
     
  2. Gabriel_Lam

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    You can always run the fan on 7 volts. It's MUCH quieter, and only takes a few minutes to do (no cutting, soldering, etc).

    Of course, if you open the box, there goes your warranty.

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    Excellent!
    How does one go about changing to 7 volts from whatever it's at now?
     
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    Open it up.

    Look for the fan power connector (it's the plug on the left side of the pict).

    Pull the black pin/wire out.

    Plug black pin/wire into the red wire on the hard drive power plug on the right side of the picture. Make sure it's secure.

    Close unit up.
     

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