Macbook 2009 Timemachine Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Joelburman, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Joelburman macrumors regular

    Joelburman

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    Recently upgraded a 2009 white book with El Capitan. I have done a Time Machine backup that I wan't to install on an old SSD disk that I want to use as system disk.

    The issue I keep having with the empty SSD installed is an error icon that shifts between it and the apple logo.

    I have tried bringing up the install interface on the original disk and then don't have any issues to start the back-up install and finding the back-up on the external drive.

    Anyone have any clues?
     
  2. EugW macrumors 603

    EugW

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    If the old hard drive was working as a boot disk, why don't you just clone the disk directly from your old drive to the Mac with SSD? All you need is a $10 USB enclosure for the old drive.

    Also, do you have the latest firmware update installed?

    Not sure if you need one or not, but here is the list:

    https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201518
     
  3. Joelburman thread starter macrumors regular

    Joelburman

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  4. EugW macrumors 603

    EugW

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    Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper!
     

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