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  • lee74c3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    "Don't get another one. It's not worth the money. Get a Linksys .11n Cisco wireless router and and a couple of external hard drives for backup they work just as well."

    Can I still setup Time Machine to do the wireless backups just like I did with TC?
  • rbechiverri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't know, I have the drive connected to my machine via USB, so I just use it to back up from there.

    Let me see if I can configure it do backup wirelessly or use the sharing in the network pane to attach the drive to make it seen on the network.

    I'll keep you informed:
  • avid78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Wow! Mine died last night, only about 8 months old! I was reading an article on Engadget and I was like wow that ***** then I woke up this morning and the light was not on. I unplugged it, hit the reset button, nothing.. Anyone find a solution or gotten a replacement???
  • raiden8383 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I bought Macbook 3 month ago. I used to use PC before. Yeah, I love it. It is pretty solid and well design. That is why I bought time capsule 2 weeks ago. Yeah, It is terrible.

    Range is not good as other routers. Also connection is not stable with PC. I share internet connection with my wife's Asus eee(wireless N). When I put some files(1~2GB) in time capsule, it drops her connection instantly. When she tries put files in time capsule, it drops her connection too.

    Also Share disk over WAN option is just for Mac I guess. It is really easy to set up in OS X, but no way in PC. I tried to figure out how to connect TC via PC over WAN, but it seems to impossible.


    Set up was wireless N only(2.4ghz - caz eee has wireless N 2.4ghz only), WPA2 personal, share printer.

    If you wanna use TC with mixture of OS, I highly recommend that buy other product.
  • jedipro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had a similar situation with a 500GB Time Capsule. Out of nowhere the Time Capsule would not power on. Unplugged and replugged the power adapter and still nothing. Took the Time Capsule into the nearby Apple store and luckily I had purchased an iMac recently and they used the warranty on the iMac to replace the Time Capsule. The Apple store was currently out of the product so they ordered me a new one. It came in three days later. I was very happy with Apple's customer service.
  • tfjunk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add me to the list of people who have a dead Time Capsule. And I'm just out of warranty. Apple suggested buying a new one. That was the only option I got.
  • Jaebin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    At least I feel better now. This is exactly what has happened to me. My time capsule had worked for one and a half year fine and just died. No led, no power, nothing. I went to genius bar just to be told that warranty got expired and it costs me almost $500 to replace with old. So I had to pull hard disk out and put it in hard disk enclosure to access my nearly 450G data. Even if I had warranty, I would not give my hard disk to apple to get new one because this is "backup" drive and you don't just want to throw it away.
  • lademac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same issue with my 1 TB time capsule bought in march 2008. It just died today. For a $ 500 product it is a complete shame. I guess if Apple does not help I will forget time capsule and time machine and buy a NON Apple external drive. I am really obsessed today!
  • jlbauza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Add me to the club. Mine just died earlier today, with no warning. 500MB.
  • Bill-Tob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine also died two-weeks ago, I just opened and replace the disk with a good HD, the original is one seems like a cheap bad hd. I'm still trying to recover the info from it, but no high expectations
  • tfjunk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    @Bill-Tob: Did you have power to your capsule after it died? Sounds like you might have just had a bad HD. I'm wondering if my problem is a circuit board or power supply. No lights or anything.
  • hmhead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My Time Capsule also died in the same time frame and manner as described by so many on this post. And like others I was able to call support and have my time capsule replaced by attaching it to a MacBook Pro AppleCare. Sure it will die in 18 months but certainly Apple will have something shiny and new to replace it by then.

    Good luck to all.

    Ryan
  • Ryan Samoheyl Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    Ok here is my update. Took it to the Genius and heard the same thing others are. If I had Apple Care they would have replaced, but I don't so there is nothing they will do. My question is how do we get Apple to recognize this as a known issue? I have had two computers without Apple Care and out of warranty, but with known issues, so they have repaired them for free. Time Capsule was just released Feb/Mar of 08, so these 1 and half year old problems are just starting to crop up. How do we go about getting this to become a known issue, or ensure that Apple is investigating to see if it should be one, which it sounds like it should be (at least for certain batches)? Would appreciate any thoughts or ideas you may have. I've already alerted it to Apple via the link someone else provided. Genius Bar only said to call Apple Support.
  • Ryan Samoheyl Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    One other question. The Mac Genius told me to take the Time Capsule apart use a puddy knife and pry the top off instead of using a heat fun to get the rubber bottom off. Anyone heard of this?
  • LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (44,060 points)
    Ryan Samoheyl wrote:
    One other question. The Mac Genius told me to take the Time Capsule apart use a puddy knife and pry the top off instead of using a heat fun to get the rubber bottom off. Anyone heard of this?


    I think Apple know there is an issue... but they use the ostrich method...which does reveal other more sensitive areas. Stick your head in the ground and see what comes up trumps.

    Do not do what the Genius told you... You will cut or tear the rubber and hence invalidate any future opportunity to return it. The heatgun/hairdryer works great... the glue comes off with the rubber... it is easy but get a pair of leather work gloves otherwise you cook your fingers.
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