Editing Step 1 — Remove the rubber base

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Place a piece of cloth or a similar soft material on a clean, flat surface. Place the device upside down on top of the fabric.

Open the Time Capsule by exposing the screws that hold the device together. The screws are concealed by the rubber base, which is the bottom surface of the device.

Use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the rubber base, which softens the adhesive holding it on.

Starting in a corner, carefully lift the rubber base to prevent tearing. You can use a guitar pick or a small, plastic ruler to help separate the rubber from the metal.

Take your time to prevent tearing the adhesive. Ensure that you don't overheat the device.

If you tear some of the adhesive, don't worry. The existing adhesive is more than enough to allow the rubber base to stick back onto the unit during reassembly.

During reassembly, you can apply heat to the rubber base. This will enable the adhesive to flow and form a better bond with the device's metal casing.

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