1815 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2010 9:47 AM by Det Guy
Has +Software Update+ offered you the +Time Capsule Backup Update 1.0+ yet? If not, check for it. If it's shown, you might want to erase the TC's internal HD or delete the sparse bundle before loading it, since you don't really have good backups anyway.
If not, try to repair your backups, per #A5 in the Time Machine - Troubleshooting *User Tip,* also at the top of the +Time Machine+ forum.
If that doesn't help, you might want to try renaming your Mac, etc., per #C9 there.
If nothing helps, it sounds like it might be a WIFI problem; interference, drop-outs, etc. I know it's a pain to connect via Ethernet for long, but that might rule WIFI problems in or out.
I had a similar problem. Here is what I did and what finally worked.
I have a 1 TB TC I use for both my wireless network and for wireless TM backups with my MacBook, iMac and iBook (my Mac Mini is hard wired to the TC for TM backups). This is the setup I have used for about 6 months with no problems.
Recently, for some unknown reason, my MB stopped connecting to the TC for TM backups, but still connected to the wireless network and to the internet no problem. All the other computers still connected fine and continued to perform TM backups--only the MB would no longer connect to the TC.
After reading several similar threads, I tried some of the solutions offered: deleted com.apple.TimeMachine.plist from the preferences folder, shutdown the MB and rebooted, joined other network under the Airport icon and re-entered all my network info. None of it worked.
In the mode of always do the simple things first, I rebooted my TC by unplugging it, waiting for a few minutes, and plugging it back. After it rebooted, everything is working fine, including all the other machines still connecting to the internet and to the TC for TM backups.
Hope this helps someone else.