How do I disconnect the 2 delicate connectors in a Time Capsule?I'm attempting to replace the HDD in a Time Capsule (A1470). The base is removed, the T8 torx screws are out, and the larger ...
Answer to: How do I disconnect the 2 delicate connectors in a Time Capsule?Upgrade Time Capsule with a 6TB WD Green HDD: This is a summary describing an attempt at upgrading the HDD in a Time Capsule A1470 from 2TB to 6TB - just in case it proves useful to someone else attempting the same task, or contemplating it. There may well be better approaches - but here goes: Entry: The base is held in place by twelve plastic retention lugs evenly spaced around the inside perimeter. I slide a thin strong spudger between the base and the body (not too far in) to gently prise the edge of the base up, while trying not to mark or dent the soft plastic. There are cables in "too close for comfort" proximity to the lugs at the front and back of the unit - so starting at the left or right side seems a safer bet. The white plastic casing flexes alarmingly, causing cowardly postponement until the following day… With one spudger in, I introduce a second into the gap to reduce 'single-point' stress and help things along. Once one side is unclipped, things get a touch easier - working gradually around th...