We put the unit upside down and take off the rubber bottom cover. It is better to start at a corner. We warm the lid to take it off. It takes a lot of glue all over the surface. Be patient and very careful. We warm the lid to take it off. It takes a lot of glue all over the surface. Be patient and very careful.
  • We put the unit upside down and take off the rubber bottom cover. It is better to start at a corner.

  • We warm the lid to take it off. It takes a lot of glue all over the surface. Be patient and very careful.

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Remove the # 10 Phillips # 00 screws that hold the Time Capsule's lower metal bracket. Open to the left leaving the network connectors on that side. Do not open at all to avoid breaking the fan cable. Open to the left leaving the network connectors on that side. Do not open at all to avoid breaking the fan cable.
  • Remove the # 10 Phillips # 00 screws that hold the Time Capsule's lower metal bracket.

  • Open to the left leaving the network connectors on that side. Do not open at all to avoid breaking the fan cable.

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With the tip of a spudger carefully remove the fan connector and remove the metal bottom cover. With the tip of a spudger carefully remove the fan connector and remove the metal bottom cover.
  • With the tip of a spudger carefully remove the fan connector and remove the metal bottom cover.

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We can observe the temperature sensor on the surface of the hard disk. Carefully remove the tape covering the temperature sensor. Carefully remove the tape covering the temperature sensor.
  • We can observe the temperature sensor on the surface of the hard disk.

  • Carefully remove the tape covering the temperature sensor.

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Remove the clip that holds the temperature sensor and remove both. Remove the clip that holds the temperature sensor and remove both.
  • Remove the clip that holds the temperature sensor and remove both.

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Lift the hard drive a bit without pulling too hard to not cause damage to the power and data connectors of the hard disk. Removing the power connector from the hard drive Remove the data connector from the hard disk.
  • Lift the hard drive a bit without pulling too hard to not cause damage to the power and data connectors of the hard disk. Removing the power connector from the hard drive

  • Remove the data connector from the hard disk.

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Once we have the disc out of the Time Capsule, we remove the 4 Phillips head # 00 pillars and place them in the new unit. Once we have the disc out of the Time Capsule, we remove the 4 Phillips head # 00 pillars and place them in the new unit.
  • Once we have the disc out of the Time Capsule, we remove the 4 Phillips head # 00 pillars and place them in the new unit.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your gadget, follow these instructions backward.

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I replaced a dead drive in about 30 mins following these instructions. The steps are clear, straight forward and the photos were extremely helpful. Many thanks as I now have a renovated AirPort Time Capsule.

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