Time Capsule quality

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  1. micqo, Jul 5, 2016
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    micqo macrumors member

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    IMG_0397.jpg Have you noticed in your device a trace like this that mine? About a week ago I bought a new TC and just notice in good light this trace/stripeline. Nothing dangerous, maybe little bit irritating LOL :cool:

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  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    With my late time capsule (the square one) the logic board died after 4 years. As many of those old ones did. A bit of paint fault i would gladly take if my old one survived. :)
     
  3. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

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    you should return it. also, not a great time to be buying a new AirPort/TimeCapsule. bit of a dated product at this point. plenty of newer, more interesting (if less attractive) products out there.
     
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    Interesting. Time Capsule has been known to fail...my guess is poor airflow.
     
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    The older ones had issues with power supplies which have been resolved with the new model. The newer AirPorts also have better cooling systems and design.
     
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    Good to know. My current Time Capsule is about 4 years old.
     
  7. micqo thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah! I considering it…lets see! Maybe not I know (I have heard rumors from the new TC but when its come out - release date is mystery), but I had to because I needed a good modem and wireless backup :)

    I would be very interested to hear have anyone else noticed similar material (stripes) issues.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    To be honest, I do not exactly see the issue. To me it appears to be a glare. Is it like a scratch on the actual unit? If so then return it and get a new one. Never had an Apple product be visibly damaged out of the box, even refurbished units.
     
  9. micqo thread starter macrumors member

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    If u zoom the image you can see that there is a odd seam runs in a straight line from top to bottom on the front left side. You can also feel it in finger and fingernail.
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I would get it replaced if it bothers you.
     
  11. micqo thread starter macrumors member

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    In two mind what to do with this… Should I change it or keep it. Network etc. work well so its only material issue. Maybe this is feature… :D
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I am sure you can get one in mint cosmetic condition with full functionality. They are not a rare species you know... :D
     
  13. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure he can't - I just looked at mine and saw the same thing, which I've never noticed - it's painfully obvious that it's a seam from the molding process of the time capsule - they are all going to be that way, there is nothing wrong with it whatsoever - it's how it was made.
     
  14. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I think I was staring at the wrong line in the picture the whole time and I think OP edited it to highlight the issue. :D
     
  15. micqo thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I decided to keep it. :) In the end its just the small cosmetic "issue". Yes, I can live with :D I am sometimes quite squeamish when it comes to Apple products :cool: :apple:
     

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