Drives in old Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by boazjoe, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. boazjoe macrumors member

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    I have a 3 year old time capsule. Unfortunately, I did not have it on a surge protector. (save the flame, please. I have suffered enough.) Is it possible to get repaired? If not, can I remove and use the drives? Do not want to tear apart if that is not possible because of, well, whatever. Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It sounds like the internal logic board got fried. I don't think you will ben be able to find anybody to fix it. The drive is a just a standard 3.5" desktop drive, so assuming it did not get fried also, you can pull it out and reuse it.
     
  3. boazjoe thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I was not sure if Apple had some propriety doohickey thingamabob that was non-standard a la blade SSDs in it or not. Since it is probably not repairable, I think I will pull it apart and see what I see.
     
  4. Big Ron macrumors 6502

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    I have had two old Time Capsules fail on me, I have sucessfully removed their inner hard drives. They are bog standard affairs and are completely re-useable in external enclosures. The only issue for me was heating the base of the TC up with a hair dryer to soften the glue. Softening the glue allows one to remove the rubber without damaging it too much, not a consideration in your case if the TC's are fried/dead.
     
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  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Look for a new 4TB Time Capsule tower on Black Friday and save the aggregation.
     

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