Crazy noise from Time Capsule

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  1. tribaltek macrumors newbie

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    Got an overheat message this morning about my 5th gen Time Capsule, then this happened. Any clue on what would cause such an insane noise?

     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    How odd - the only moving part is the HDD, it may be about to go south on you.
     
  3. tribaltek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just pulled the hard drive (screwing up some cables in the process). I'll fire it up outside the TC and see if that was the culprit. Regardless, ordered a new one...
     
  4. tribaltek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Put the hard drive in an enclosure and its perfectly fine. No noise, mounted without issue.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Your video sounded more like a fan noise to me. Can you start the TC without the drive in it and see if the noise is still there? I know the power supply on these has a cooling fan.
     
  6. tribaltek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just tried a few mins ago. The TC will no longer power on.
     
  7. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    You should abandon the building sounds like a fire alarm.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I wonder if it was a bad fan and it croaked the power supply?
     
  9. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully, Termal protection kicked in and it will switch back on in time.
     

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