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#195703 30-Apr-2016 15:53
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Followed the instructions on the Apple website about wiping the disk through the recovery options (Command+R). However, now that I've wiped the disk, when I enter recovery again, all I get is an option to connect to a WiFi network. Once I do this, the screen is just stuck on the network name with a spinning globe on top of it.

 

 

 

I have tested by creating another Open network SSID with no security but still no go.

 

 

 

Any advice? Thank.


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  #1544532 30-Apr-2016 15:55
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Try using Ethernet. I've found Wi-Fi to be very slow for OS X recovery.

 

Personally I tend to create a flash drive (Apple supplies a tool called createinstallmedia for this) so that no Internet connection is required.


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  #1544533 30-Apr-2016 15:56
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Boot into Internet Recover Mode (rather than Std recovery mode) by holding down Command+Option+R - once you select you network the spinning globe will pop up and it will boot into the installer via the internet. Note that it takes a while (depending on your network speed) and can often look like it's doing nothing for ages, just leave it and it will get them eventually


 
 
 
 




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  #1544534 30-Apr-2016 15:57
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Thanks. I don't have an ethernet adapter. Will read up about that tool. Not sure I have another option right now except for internet recovery though since the disk has been wiped. 


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  #1544553 30-Apr-2016 16:53
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I had a similar issue. Googled it and someone suggested finding a stronger wifi signal. So moved it closer to wifi . Started at the beginning and worked. Phew



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  #1544557 30-Apr-2016 17:04
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ben28: I had a similar issue. Googled it and someone suggested finding a stronger wifi signal. So moved it closer to wifi . Started at the beginning and worked. Phew

 

 

 

Thanks. Yea have tried that. Have tried different network and also tried creating a different SSID with no security. No luck here...yet :)




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  #1544570 30-Apr-2016 18:01
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All good. Getting a friend to assist in creating a bootable installer: https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201372

 

 

 

Thanks.


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