2011 MBP Internet Recovery

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  1. Standard macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    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
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    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.
     

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