Time Capsule Died

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MattZani, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. MattZani macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    Left my Time Capsule on over night (Which i always do) Only difference was my MacBook Pro was doing a brand new Backup of 180Gb, so i left it and went to bed, woke up this morning, to find 'Server Connection lost to Time Capsule' and was annoyed as it had only done 38Gb, so i clicked ok, then clicked back up, and it said it again.

    So i checked my Time Capsule, no Green Light, No Flashing Orange, nothing, so i turned it off at the plug, and unplugged it, and let it cool down (The Apple Logo on top was almost burning hot) I Plugged it back in, and turned it on, and there was quite a loud pop, but no smoke, so i turned it off and unplugged again, and it smells like Garlic Cheese...

    So obviously, i will be taking it back to the Apple store, im just worried as i removed the Rubber foot on the bottom to aid Ventilation (All the Rubber Foot Does is Trap Heat) and had it raised up with some small stick on feet, now i have returned it to stock state, but the feet have left some residue on the Metal Cage, which i have pretty much removed, and the Rubber Foot which was on there is alot easier to remove now.

    Anyone exchanged a Time Capsule thats gone Pop? Im Hoping they will either do a straight swap with no check, or just plug it in, see it doesnt turn on, then swap, nothing too deep like they do with Mac's.....
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    They test it; then check it for drop damage and such. If it's good they replace it.
     
  3. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    So they open it....?

    Because thats what im worried about, i havent actually done anything to the TC, but i took the metal plate off the bottom, but then screwed it back on.
     
  4. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    Just an update to say went to the Apple store, had some problems at first as I didn't have an appointment, but they managed to fit me in, and did a swap for a new one (Actually a brand new one, receipt and year warranty etc) Had to go through the whole we will have to order a part in etc, but they don't repair them (Genius said any returned HDD's are shredded) but some perseverance and I got through, and was assured my iPhone can be replaced too, proper job from apple really.
     

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