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mlknez
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A way to get rid of heat-related psu death

Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:32 pm

I purchased an HD1000 right when they came out many moons ago. Back then, I realized that it got very hot and so I looked for a solution. I purchased a Targus laptop chiller for about $13 on sale.

http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=PA248U

I took the cover off of my HD1000 and laid the chiller upside-down on top. This particular device vents out the rear. It is powered by a usb port. It adds a little noise to my setup (not a problem since it is behind glass doors), but my HD1000 is on its original power supply and still running well 4 years straight.
 
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Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:05 pm

Cool! Thanks for the tip. 4 years? Wow...
 
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Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:01 am

Do you run it off the roku's usb port?
 
mlknez
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Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:38 pm

Yes, it runs off of the roku usb port or you can use another devices usb port. Another one of these chillers for another one of my HD1000s runs off of one of the usb ports on my HR10-250 DirectTivo box.
 
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Re: A way to get rid of heat-related psu death

Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:46 pm

mlknez wrote:
I purchased an HD1000 right when they came out many moons ago. Back then, I realized that it got very hot and so I looked for a solution. I purchased a Targus laptop chiller for about $13 on sale.

http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=PA248U

I took the cover off of my HD1000 and laid the chiller upside-down on top. This particular device vents out the rear. It is powered by a usb port. It adds a little noise to my setup (not a problem since it is behind glass doors), but my HD1000 is on its original power supply and still running well 4 years straight.


So you nixed the OEM top cover and the chiller is the cover now? That's thinking outside the box! Is the fan quite?
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mlknez
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Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:38 pm

Not really very quiet, but since it is behind glass, I don't hear it.
 
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Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:45 pm

In contrast, I've had my Rev A for over 3 years now. It's on 24x7 and I've not yet had any problems (knock on/touch wood) with it. It's barely even warm to the touch.

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