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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2008
    Macbook pro 2.53 GHZ intel 2 duo 4 gb
    Angry time machine error message
    all of a sudden I am getting and error message from time machine ..Time machine fails and says that Airport utility was unable to find any apple wireless devices. I do not have a wireless router or airport and made sure that airport was turned off in network preferences. am not sure why all of a sudden I am getting this. It seemed to all start after installing a new epson 610 which does have wireless capability, although I have it hard wired in, and probably just a coincidence. has anyone had this message with time machine before!!!!!!!!!!

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    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Time Machine requires an external drive to back up to. If it's trying to back up to a drive that was previously connected by wireless, such as a Time Capsule, that obviously isn't going to work.

    In Time Machine's preferences, you should set it to back up to a locally-connected external hard drive. Then it should work.

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Reselect your back up drive in sys Prefs here;

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