Users with a Time Capsule that has a failing power supply will notice that it doesn't power on or will shut down without warning after powering up. Apple has identified a range of Time Capsules produced in 2008 that exhibit those symptoms, and now has a program in place to repair or replace these Times Capsules even if the original warranty has expired.
Apple says that the Time Capsules with issues have a serial number between XX807XXXXXX and XX814XXXXXX. If you have a Time Capsule in this range exhibiting power supply problems, Apple will repair or replace it free of charge. If you have data on your Time Capsule that you want to keep, Apple offers different options depending on location—though in the US that means sending it in to Apple's centralized repair facility and a three- to five-day wait.
We have heard scattered reports of this issue in our forums, and a couple of us in the Orbiting HQ have been bitten by the bug. Users have had varying luck getting the affected Time Capsules serviced by Apple Care because the affected devices were made between February and June 2008—the problem often occurred after the warranty expired. However, Apple says that the program will cover Time Capsules exhibiting the problem for three years from the date of purchase. This also means that if you paid for repairs related to this problem and your serial number falls in the specified range, you can contact Apple for a refund.
Apple to replace Time Capsules with dodgy power supplies
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