Repair of broken power supply in Apple Time Capsule.Edition 2. Try to make some points clearer.
The time capsule power supplies are proving short lived with many now failing after 18monthsof operation. The supply is very specially designed to fit the space and is filled with silicon goop toprevent components moving. As a result the supply is well neigh impossible to repair.Symptoms of bad supply are pretty simply. The on light maybe flickers then nothing. It mayhave been getting harder to start over a few weeks or months. Now it won’t start at all.Rather than repair I chose to simply replace the internal supply with an external one.You can find plenty of pics on the web of how to pull it apart. I don’t want to repeatthat so please just look it up. I got thesepics from one of those sites.http://www.hardmac.com/articles/79/ page1http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 24254876@N03/sets/ 72157604011791554/ In brief...Remove the rubber bottom witha heat gun to prevent tearing it. Undo thesmall philips head screws, then lift themetal can being careful with the fancable. Disconnect the fan so the base unitis completely free. Remove the hdd andpower supply.
Pinout as follows5v5vGGG5v
The pinout for board connector.Sata power connector is standard.The original power supply wasrated at 12v 1.2A 5v 3ALooking at the normal hdd, the 5vline should be around .7A so therest of the current is required by theboard. About 10W to the boardand 20W to the hdd is about right.There are several methods to fixthis. It is easy if you remove theexisting sata and power plugs fromthe supply and simply supply themwith correct voltage externally.But you can also use a 12v regu-lated supply and a 12-5v dc con-verter internally.