8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 9:04 AM by mende1
florenciaG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I have recently changed some of the settings in my mac since I got it from my brother and I didn't want it to be with his info. Somehow the idisk is giving me an error 5016 and I haven't been able to do anything with time machine either because it does not see the disk.

Skype also had an update yesterday and i don't know if this has something to do with the idisk issue.

Thank you for your help!

Florencia


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: idisk error 5016
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    iDisk is a MobileMe service, and MobileMe was discontinued, so open System Preferences > MobileMe and log out MobileMe because it doesn't work anymore

  • 2. Re: idisk error 5016
    florenciaG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi mende, thank you. Now what i see is that the time machine doesn't work because it doesn't see any disk. I did touch something there but I can't reverse whatever i did and its not backing up. Could it be because I'm outside the US? Thanx again :)

  • 3. Re: idisk error 5016
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Have you tried to open System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk, and select your Time Machine disk?

  • 4. Re: idisk error 5016
    florenciaG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. :( when I try to turn on time machine, another window pops up like it wants me to select a disk and the "use for back up" button is grey and nothing appears there. I got in the system profiler to check whether all the hardware components appear there and under the ATA option it says "this system does not contain any AtA devices installed..." I a new with mac and I really don't know how to solve things in this platform :( i used to be good at solvng things in lousy windows. The system obviously has an internal disk

  • 5. Re: idisk error 5016
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    On Select Disk window, do you see any disk to choose?

  • 6. Re: idisk error 5016
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Note that you need an external disk for Time Machine so, if you haven't got one, nothing appears

  • 7. Re: idisk error 5016
    florenciaG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, that's interesting... I didn't know the back up was on an external drive. :) thanx for the info. I was scared :P

  • 8. Re: idisk error 5016
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Or a network location. If iDisk was used to back up, it's not possible to use it because iDisk was discontinued