Time Capsule Problem Solving / Heat Fix mod

MacModMachine

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Apr 3, 2009
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alot of you seem to be having a ton of problems with your time capsules, which are mostly heat related / power filter problems (stemming from heat issues).

so here is a simple (not pretty....its my first go and i dont like making things look good :p) mod that can cool that sucker down substantially :D
 

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MacModMachine

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Apr 3, 2009
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so all i did was disassemble , drill holes in both intake and outtakes of the fan to allow for cooling , i cut the rubber out of the base to allow the air to flow int and out of the capsule,

overall result , not even warm to touch :D
 

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2927002538

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Jan 28, 2009
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Nice mod. Like seeing modification pictures. I'm planning to do this aswell as upgrade the 500GB HD to 1TB when my refurb capsule comes this week. With all due respect, I might make the mod slightly more aesthetically pleasing... Good work anyway. Is it still running ok?
 
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VerifyMe

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Jan 3, 2010
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alot of you seem to be having a ton of problems with your time capsules, which are mostly heat related / power filter problems (stemming from heat issues).

so here is a simple (not pretty....its my first go and i dont like making things look good :p) mod that can cool that sucker down substantially :D
I had the same heat related issues and decided to remove the rubber mat on the bottom of the unit altogether. I just bought a set of white rubber stick-on feet from my local hardware store and placed it on the four corners, raising it another 5mm, and got even better ventilation under the unit. No drilling required and if I ever want to sell it, I can just peel off the rubber feet and reattach the rubber mat with some double stick tape.

I do appreciate your no nonsense approach to cooling. ;)
 
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immelak

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Sep 28, 2012
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Yes i just upgraded my 500gb to a 3tb because of a problem with the HD. Im not sure if the problem was heat related but i decided to remove the rubber mat and put the time capsule on a laptop chill mat. This keeps the air flow a lot cooler.



I had the same heat related issues and decided to remove the rubber mat on the bottom of the unit altogether. I just bought a set of white rubber stick-on feet from my local hardware store and placed it on the four corners, raising it another 5mm, and got even better ventilation under the unit. No drilling required and if I ever want to sell it, I can just peel off the rubber feet and reattach the rubber mat with some double stick tape.

I do appreciate your no nonsense approach to cooling. ;)
 

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