My Tivo box has started making grinding & popping noises. I tried rining Virgin but gave up after 35 minutes. I'm worried to leave on standby. Is it safe to use?
There are three parts of the V6 box that can cause audible noise.
1. The cooling fan2. The integral disk drive3. The power 'brick'
How old is your V6? Fans have a limited life (as do HDDs) but that life can vary quite a bit based on environmental conditions.
Any fluffy pets or other potentially clogging emissions?
Hi. My Tivo box is about 4 year old & i have no pets. Tonight i can still hear the noises but doesn't seem as loud as last night
OK. Pets are good, btw, good stress relief; especially if you are having problems with your tv setup.
Given that you have had your V6 box for a few years, did the noise increase suddenly or gradually over a period of time?
Also, can you describe the noise? Is it a whir or rumble? Does it come and go? How loud is it?
In the mean time get a Burmese cat - a good halfway house between a cat and a dog!
The noise started suddenly & it's more like a popping noise. I agree pets are a great stress relief. Love dogs