I had a 2nd generation Time Capsule die after exactly 2 years and one month. I don't like it personally as a router (I prefer dd-wrt) but to simplify the Time Machine backups for my family, I use it. So I purchased a new 2TB Time Capsule shortly after. My last time capsule got really hot so since its busted, I decided to open it up. I found that the power supply had fried (burns on board of power supply) Upon opening it I noticed that the design seems extremely flawed. For example, the bottom of the device has a rubber cover on it. If you remove the cover, the panel actually has holes on the bottom and larger holes around the sides which would allow a lot more air into the device. It looks like Apple suffocates the device by not allowing enough air flow. So my question is has anyone tried to remove the rubber and possibly putting tiny rubber legs on it to allow more allow to flow through? The new model doesn't appear to get as hot as my old one but spending $300 every two years on a backup solution is insane. Granted, I don't expect the thing to work forever but I'm thinking of ways to prevent it from happening from what I've seen. Yes I'm aware you risk your warranty by doing this. Quiet honestly, if you use enough heat and patience, you could remove the rubber without damaging it and just gluing it back on in the event something happened. Edit: For reference, here is a photo I found of what the bottom plate looks like for those who haven't seen it. I don't see how that fan does much except move around the air inside.