2011 MBP Internet Recovery

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Jul 8, 2008
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Has anyone had an issue with Internet Recovery? I just got my logic board replaced by Apple and I installed my new Samsung SSD. I am trying to install OS X with Internet Recovery Mode. Once I type in my Wifi address and password it will just spin for an hour with no changes.

Is my only option to create a USB installer?

ps. Does anyone know where I can order Torx screws for the Disk Mount?

Thanks.
 

maflynn

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I've done it without any problems in the past. Can you try using ethernet?

Check out either ifixit for those tools or Amazon
 

chabig

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It can only boot as fast as your internet connection permits a (minimal) operating system to be downloaded. An hour might not be long enough.
 

CoastalOR

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Has anyone had an issue with Internet Recovery? I just got my logic board replaced by Apple and I installed my new Samsung SSD. I am trying to install OS X with Internet Recovery Mode. Once I type in my Wifi address and password it will just spin for an hour with no changes.
Is my only option to create a USB installer?
ps. Does anyone know where I can order Torx screws for the Disk Mount?
Thanks.
I tried using Internet Recovery on my 2011 MBP and got an error message (I do not remember what it was). Fortunately I also had a USB installer available, which worked fine. I do not think using a USB installer is the "only" option, but I think it is the best. Using a USB installer is faster, more reliable, and gives you more flexibility for future troubleshooting.