Time machine, Leopard 10.5.2 and iSight: a bad company

17 maggio 2008

After installing the update 10.5.2 for Leopard, Time Machine (working correctly since October 2007) started to fail. The problem seemed related to certain files which couldn’t be copied. I wasn’t able to solve the problem even if I excluded them from backup. Moreover, there was a problem connected to UUID (as reported in console log). 

Last night I’ve found the solution in Apple Support Discussions. I have an iMac G5 with an external iSight and a WD 500 Gb external hard disk. There seems to be a conflict between these two units. Everything was fine before 10.5.2. I unplugged my iSight and everything went fine. 

Apple !!!!! Conflicting peripherals are not acceptable in 2008. Anyway, I have to say that I had the same problem a year ago between iSight and another firewire external hard disk. The problem was related to my iMac series (there was an hardware problem connected to the power supply: see iMac 2005 – Power supply issue on Apple Support). Apple assistance replaced my power supply and everything was fine.

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