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TiVo box making loud noise

New TiVo box installed today. The box itself is extremely noisy, there is a loud clicking sound over the tv at a decent volume. Noise stops when box is off/standby but not when switch back on, noise starts again. Extremely irritating, if this is normal i could not continue with this service. Need advice/problem sorting asap otherwise will have to cancel service.
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Re: TiVo box making loud noise

The noise you can hear is the HDD within the box buffering/recording the content so that you can pause and rewind it.

Personally I have to admit I don't notice it, but it may also depend exactly where you have it installed (i.e. in a cabinet which is amplifying the noise).


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Ok but this isn't very helpful, are you saying it will always be this loud even if I switch for a new box? I don't see how they can sell that many with everyone putting u with this problem!
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It's possible, yes.

Where exactly do you have the box installed?


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Re: TiVo box making loud noise

Hi Phoebe142,

 

I just wanted to pop by and see how things are today.  Have you tried any measures to reduce the sound?  

 

I know some have placed little foam cushions under the feet of the box to help reduce any vibrations sounds if this is the case.

 

It does sound more like the HDD that's making the noise.  Sometimes placing foam cushions or something soft under the box can help.  If you have tried this but is continuing to be a nuisance, let me know and I can check further.

 

I'm here to help if you need anything.

 

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