ReplayTV 5000/5500 Hard Disk Replacement


Warning - Unplug power cord before replacing hard drive.



Remove 10 cover hold down screws





Spread left and right bottom edges slightly to clear back cover lip.

 Lift cover up and back at the same time until free. Lift cover off.





Remove power and IDE connector from drive. Wiggling and pulling connector at the same time aid removal.





Remove 4 hard drive mount screws




Lift hard drive up and to the left to remove.




Remove 4 drive to mount screws




Separate drive from mount.


To install drive, reverse procedure.



**WARNING** Pay very close attention to the power connector shape

This connector is meant to fit one way. Inserting it upside down will burn out the hard drive when AC power is plugged in.



One last thing to do before installing cover. This model recorder is known for poor electrical contact at the 12 wire power supply to motherboard harness. As a preventive measure, hand tighten all the motherboard and power supply mount screws to provide a secondary ground path. These screws are typically found loose, even when recorder was new.


Tightening screws improves the ground between the power supply and motherboard, which is a common problem with 5000 and 5500 model recorders.  





Installing cover can be tricky. Align the three tabs and work cover forward until it finally climbs over raised lip and snaps in place .





Upon bootup run setup and enjoy your upgraded ReplayTV!