Answer to: Why is my Time Capsule Overheating?Look on my website [http://www.fackrell.me.uk/index.html) for a DIY fix to the TC overheating. It is a design flaw, where the internal fan has three really very fundamental faults... 1. No air-inlet hole, 2. It points the wrong way, 3. It is not turned on. Usually the heat will kill the PSU, and that has a downloadable PDF to help with its fix. The fan can be modified and the case can be drilled, etc. Regards, Chris Fackrell YORK, UK.
Answer to: Where do I buy a new Power Supply unit?Good Grief! I appear to be mentioned in the question above; I am the Chris Fackrell referred to. I can, and do, repair the TC PSUs that come my way. There are three basic types; 1. Flextronics Mk1 2. Flextronics Mk2 3. Delta. The DELTA units are very robust and can withstand the furnace temperatures far better than the Flextronics; they overheat and fail in a very predictable way, in that, the secondary capacitors cook and dry out. I remove all 4x of the main failure culprits and replace them with new superior parts, test the PSU on full load and reseal the plastic case holding the electronics. I give a very easy-to-follow script for the repair of the Flextronics units, on my website listed above. The DELTA PSUs almost never fail and by not failing they have revealed some very interesting facts about the TC design. (I'm in design, did I mention that?). There is a basic, known, design flaw in the structural build of the Apple Time Capsule. It overheats - and high temperature kills electronics - FACT. To obviat...
Answer to: 3 TB Hard Drive upgrade?Hello Richard, I repair and modify Time Capsules; I can also add different drives to 'upsize' them. The 'repair' is usually the PSU that has cooked in its own heat - the capacitors die. The modification is to the internal cooling fan, which as built; has no air inlet hole, faces the wrong way and is not turned on. Correct these blunders and the whole TC will run 10°C cooler. *nice* :-) To upsize to 2TB try to not use the latest WD drives (good as they are), they will NOT spin-down in the TC environment. Use a Samsung F4 Eco-Green, works well has has proved to be very reliable. To upsize to 3TB, again do not use the WD 3TB green offering. It will not spin-down and as a result takes more power than it should and keeps the internal temperature slightly higher than is good. Use a Hitachi 3TB Deskstar (especially when the prices come back down to sensible levels from their present very high level). Cheers, Chris Fackrell www.fackrell.me.uk Update: When 'upsizing' the Time Capsule, I used to use the Hitachi Desksta...