Hello all. I was able to complete this guide successfully however please do not solder like the Author did. I was able to get data working as well. The steps to getting the calculator open were awesome but after that please do not follow. I also found a small flathead will work for taking off the “clutch” screws. I was able to get a USB-C connector working with data transfer. I used insulated cables not thin strands of copper which have a high likely hood of shorting and no need to tape over anything. Also for those solders going to the bridge connectors, you can actually remove those bridge resistors as they are 0 ohms. Effectively doing nothing but acting as a bridge between pads. Texas Instruments must use this same PCB design for multiple things.
Hello. Just wanted to send you this interesting article from backblaze about hard drive failure in relationship to heat. I am not disagreeing with you I think the heat distribution design does not work very well as I have also done the same thing and added a usb powered fan to the bottom of the TiVo. And since you seem to be interested in taking apart your TiVo. I’ll leave these articles here about using SSDs in DVRs. You may find it an interesting read. Link 1 and Link 2.