Time Machine Can’t Access New Time Capsule

  • Posted: 10 March 2010 11:40 PM

    I received a replacement Time Capsule from Apple because my original one failed prematurely.

    I’ve set up the new Time Capsule as my wireless base station and I can access the Time Capsule on the side bar, I can write to the drive etc. outside of Time Machine. But Time Machine can not recognize the new drive for backup even with the password for the drive accepted.

    Any tips?

  • Posted: 11 March 2010 10:33 AM #1

    The issue has been fixed.

    The AppleCare rep suggested I change the name of the Time Capsule. I had reused the name of the one that had been replaced. The name change worked and Time Machine is now backing up the drive.