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I cannotback up my MacBookPro on the time capsule. Message:

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I cannotback up my MacBookPro on the time capsule. Message: volumes/timecapsu/macbookPro.sparsebundle already in use.

How do I fix it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  CompExpert replied 5 years ago.

CompExpert :

try to do a hard reset on your time capsule, after that unplugged power from time capsule for 30 seconds then plugged power back on again.

then give time machine another try.

hard reset:

  1. Press and hold the reset button with a pen or pencil until you see the status light (LED) start to flash amber rapidly, which should occur after about five seconds.

  2. Release the button, and the Time Capsule will hard reset.

    *remember hard reset will not remove your time capsule data.

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