Step 4: Plug it in, turn it on.
After being dead for more than a week, my time capsule(which I named The Delorean) came right back up with everything all there. There are a couple more drives that showed up called, "APconfic" and "APswap"...I don't know what they are and I'm not going to mess with them. I know the first time I tried to unmount one of them the entire thing unmounted, but I just unplugged the usb from my mac and plugged it right back in and they showed back up.
In retrospect this is a brilliant product and I love it. I can use my computer anywhere in my network's range and have access to files/folders that are too large to keep on my macbook. I hope my new one doesn't poop out in a year or two, but if it does I'm just going to call apple again and keep my fingers crossed their customer service is still A+. Either way at this point they've already done me a solid, I've got 2 terabyte drives now for the price of 1 that I paid for in '08.