The Fix-It Cornerbeta

March 11, 2013
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Got something that needs fixing but don't know how to fix it? Do you like helping people figure out how to repair broken tools?

As we contemplate a world of resource scarcity, it makes sense to fix things rather than replace them.  How many times have you discarded an item that was "perfectly good" but needed a repair you couldn't manage -- or stashed it in your cellar/garage/attic thinking "someday someone will fix this"?

Do you like fixing things and/or helping people figure out how to fix things? 

Do you cringe at the idea of buying yet another (fill-in-the-blank) because the one you had just broke?

Do you loathe putting things in the trash because it makes you think of the mined and harvested materials that cannot be recaptured?

Do you want to conserve financial resources by reusing instead of replacing?

Please join us in helping each other figure out how to keep useful things useful.  Post here if you need help figuring out a repair, or if you have repaired something you'd like to tell us about.  Share links to useful fix-it info.  Post photos!  Our collective knowledge is our best resource.
 

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By jzakariasen on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 - 2:32am

Repairing dead Apple Time Capsule

Here is a link to a website that tells you everything you need to know to fix a dead Apple Time Capsule. Due to a design flaw these things usually fail after 18 to 24 months of use because the power supply overheats and cooks its capacitors.  The site shows you how to fix the powersupply and modify the case and fan to provide proper ventilation so the problem does not happen again.  If fixed mine and while I had it apart I also upgraded the drive from 512 GB to 3 TB.  It now works flawlessly and runs much cooler than it did before.

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