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The hard drive is critical to the life of the device. The hard drive is a key piece of the time capsule, so awareness and moving slow through the steps is beneficial to ensuring no problems when the repair is made. This guide is do-able by anyone, but will not consume much time. If the user wants to add more storage then a replacement of the hard drive is a popular choice.

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  1. Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement, Back Plate: 步骤 1 中的图像 1,3 Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement, Back Plate: 步骤 1 中的图像 2,3 Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement, Back Plate: 步骤 1 中的图像 3,3
    • Turn the device upside down to reveal the rubber section of the back plate. Using a metal spudger, carefully wedge the blunt tip into the space between the aluminum back plate and the rubber, separating the two pieces.

    • This may take a few minutes to pry the rubber off completely. Once your are able to get a grip on the rubber it is easier to peel it off using your hands.

    • Don't worry about re-applying adhesive to the rubber; the remaining adhesive has plenty of strength to affix itself to the aluminum.

    The epoxy cementing the rubber pad to the aluminum base is a lot stronger than the rubber itself. The rubber is likely to tear as you remove it; I had to use a putty knife to clear the screws. It's worth hanging onto the branding near the Ethernet ports, for future identification (model number, serial number, Ethernet ID, AirPort ID); you can fashion a replacement pad out of neoprene rubber.

    adlerpe - 回复

    Mine completely ripped I have no back cover now its in multiple pieces…. mine was giving off way to much heat and hard drive errors so I decided to replace hard drive and fan wish me luck BUT if yours is overheating do not expect to get back off without ripping the rubber to

    William - 回复

    Using a fan to heat the plate up was helpful

    Michael Zimmermann - 回复

    I wish I read Michael Zimmermann’s suggestion before I tore the first half into about 15 pieces! On the second half I used a hair dryer to heat the rubber. With enough heat and a very slow steady pull on the rubber it came of as a single piece :-)

    mfred2 - 回复

    Do I need to put back on the rubber? will it overheat if I don’t?

    Strider - 回复

    It is almost impossible to keep the bottom rubber covering intact in one piece. The rubber is covering the whole base section and it won’t be a problem without it I guess. This is not an epoxy because it is still gummy and sticky. This is like the adhesive used on the double side tapes. Goo Gone worked well to remove those residues.

    Kenn Sakurai - 回复

    The rubber cap like bottom can be replaced with easy to cut in shape cork sheet will do. Just rip off the thin strip where the serial number for the ID and other info that might be needed later. Have it glued or put on a clear tape and put it on the side of the white plastic sidewall will do.

    Kenn Sakurai - 回复

    With age, the rubber becomes brittle. It is best to heat it up with a hair dryer before trying to gently peel it off.

    SirDeck - 回复

  2. Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement: 步骤 2 中的图像 1,2 Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement: 步骤 2 中的图像 2,2
    • Remove the ten 3mm screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • The screws with adhesive covering do not need to be removed.

    The two screws in the top center of this picture should not be removed at this time. They are locating pins on the hard drive.

    neil.davenport - 回复

    Correct - the four screws top centre with glue over then do not need to come out. They are only locating posts for the HDD.

    Tony Meredith - 2018-06-26

    Tony Meredith - 回复

    There are twelve screws marked in that picture. AFAIK only ten need removing. The two in the middle of the top edge don’t need removing

    Shimbo - 回复

    CONFIRMED. Thank you very much for the screws which should not be removed. You guys are right.

    Kenn Sakurai - 回复

  3. Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement: 步骤 3 中的图像 1,2 Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement: 步骤 3 中的图像 2,2
    • The fan affixed to the back plate is connected to the logic board. A small wire must be detached to fully remove the back plate.

    • Pull the base of the wire close to the logic board and the connector will pop off.

    Be careful you do not rip the locating connector off the circuit board like I did.

    David “Milky” Millward - 回复

    Do not disconnect the fan for a simple change of hard drive. With age, the connector becomes very fragile.

    SirDeck - 回复

  4. Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: 步骤 4 中的图像 1,1
    • Peel off the adhesive backed foam from the top of the drive.

    • Lift the drive straight up and out of the device.

    Probably worth noting that the adhesive backed foam is covering what appears to be a temperature sensor which is stuck to the drive. That needs to be removed and installed on the new drive too. In addition there are pins and rubber boots (which may still be attached to the metal cover removed in step 2) on the drive which need to be transferred to the new drive. I couldn't unscrew them from my drive and had to use pliers to loosen them.

    neil.davenport - 回复

    One should also remove the 4 distance pieces/spacers (2 aluminum screws [P1] on each side of the hard drive).

    Lars Clasen - 回复

    No need to remove the distance spacers, the drive will come out anyway.

    Tony Meredith - 回复

  5. Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement: 步骤 5 中的图像 1,3 Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement: 步骤 5 中的图像 2,3 Apple Time Capsule Model A1254 Hard Drive Replacement: 步骤 5 中的图像 3,3
    • Remove the SATA connector and power connector from the end of the hard drive by simply pulling the cables straight away from the connection points.

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    In the photo showing the bottom of the capsule and the 12 circled screws: only 10 need to be removed (as the instructions say). In this step, do not remove the 2 screws at the top center.

    After the hard drive is removed, unscrew the 4 standoffs from the old drive and transfer them to the new hard drive. Be sure to account for all 4 grey rubber "o-rings" that go on these standoffs.

    Reassemble.

    Format the new drive using Airport Utility.

    davec2468 - 回复

    Once the hard drive is removed, can it be installed in an aftermarket enclosure and using as an external drive.

    Oldirish1948

    Fred McFaddin - 回复

    That is my question too. I have one of these and I want to put the hard drive in my iMac. Will that work?

    Alec -

结论

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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What’s the max hard drive a Time Machine can take?

ice2257 - 回复

This answer: What's the biggest HDD that will fit on my Time Capsule? suggests that you can use pretty much any available drive. If it could take a 4TB in 2014 (one of the answers), I don’t think there would be any limit practically speaking.

odaiwai - 回复

Great guide. One note. My unit was quite old and the rubber mat was brittle. Even with a heat gun and spudger I still tore it in several places. This might be avoided by heating up a cloth in a microwave first and applying it to the rubber before beginning to pull it off. Just a thought.

wfstapleton - 回复

I’m not seeing a guide for the Apple Time Capsule 2TB MC344LLA / A1355 so I’ll have to see which one is closer to my model when it arrives,

But in the meantime has anyone been able to upgrade the hard drive past 2TB without any issues?

Is a Firmware update needed to do so?

David Bell - 回复

I installed a 3 TB about 7 years ago in mine. i’m here now because I can’t get it to power on.

Nubs34 -

What do you think is the highest size of a drive that can be supported in this device without hacking and sawing? Do you think we can get a 18.0TB Toshiba MG09ACA Series into it?

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