1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 20, 2013 3:49 PM by BDAqua
patricia noble Level 1 (0 points)

time machine says preparing for about 5-10 minutes then it says looking for back up disk for ages. Its probably been doing that now for 25 minutes and its done that for a lot longer when I tried before. It used to work. I have a WD My Passport Essential back up drive, about 4 years old. Do you think that's broken? I don't really understand time machine. I just assume its doing what it says it does an its always said before that its backed up.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    It does sound like the drive is loosing it's connection, if it has an AC power adapter they're a bit famous for going out, if it's Bus powered it may be drawing too many mA.


    Open Disk Utility & see if you can Repair the TM Drive.