Time Machine drops ready

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  1. Stratman macrumors newbie

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    Tampa, Florida
    #1
    I have recently purchased a 2tb Time Machine and at least twice a month it drops ready and displays a flashing amber light. I'm still able to use the wireless connection but backups stop until I reboot by unplugging the machine and plugging it back in again. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Bill
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    #2
    Do you mean Time Machine, or Time Capsule?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #3
    That flashing amber light usually means you have lost your Internet connection. It may be that your Internet connection has in fact dropped, and there is nothing wrong with your Time Capsule device.

    Apple has a troubleshooting page here that might help you.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    #4
    Please ensure the latest firmware is on it. The 7.7.2 firmware was released to correct an issue with loss of WAN connectivity, and the 7.7.3 firmware was for security purposes. Try updating if not done already!
     

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