It's like being a Lovecraft character
August 8, 2011 5:40 PM Subscribe
My Apple Time Capsule makes noise; it always has but now it's become an issue. It's 5 months out of warranty and I'm looking for options before I trek down to the Genius Bar and beg for help.
posted by dolface to computers & internet (4 answers total)
TL;DR It makes a distinctive hissy/screamy-whisper noise that's eroding my sanity and I'd like to make it stop.
It's a refurbished 1TB dual-band unit purchased online from Apple in April of 2010 (model FB765LL/A) and it's worked flawlessly except for The Noise. To me it sounds like drive noise but what do I know?
It has always made The Noise but I've started spending a lot more time at home and it's started to drive me insane.
There are 2 laptops that write backups to it once a day, one of them (mine) is online most of the day, the other one only in the mornings and evenings.
There are a few USB peripherals attached to it, but I've tried removing them and nothing changes. I've also tried changing where it lives so it has different ventilation to no avail.
It has never crashed or sent an error message.
(My spouse hears it too but it doesn't bother her).