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Percyp

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Hello

Whenever i start up my Imac, all i see is flashing folder with a question mark in it. i uninstalled the operating system a while ago. how do i reinstall it? I'm stuck.

after cmd and r. trying to use internet recovery now all i get is the apple.com/support -2006f error.
 
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AppleFanBoy82

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Hello

Whenever i start up my Imac, all i see is flashing folder with a question mark in it. i uninstalled the operating system a while ago. how do i reinstall it? I'm stuck.
hold down the cmd and r button when you hear the sound after turning the machine on - that will take you to the internet connectivity to be able to download the OS the machine came with - it can take a while to do
 
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Percyp

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ok so i press cmd and r. now im stuck on a screen with a spinning globe. after a while it shows me the apple.com/support -2006f
 
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Fishrrman

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"anyone help me pleeease?"

You can start by telling us which iMac you have (year and model), and what version of the OS you were using before this happened.

What made you want to remove the OS in the first place?
 
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Percyp

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"anyone help me pleeease?"

You can start by telling us which iMac you have (year and model), and what version of the OS you were using before this happened.

What made you want to remove the OS in the first place?

iMac "Core i5" 3.5 27-Inch (Retina 5K, 2014) 3.5 GHz Core i5 (I5-4690)

Intro. October 16, 2014* Disc. None
Order MF886LL/A Model A1419 (EMC 2806)
Family Late 2014 ID iMac15,1
RAM 8 GB VRAM 2 GB
Storage 1 TB (Fusion) Optical None*

this is my first imac, I'm not familiar with the OS.

i don't know why i removed it. i think i wanted to reformat it
 
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Percyp

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yeh i did that. but after a while it comes up with "apple.com/support -2006f error.

sometimes comes up with -2003f error....

i have no idea what to do :\
 
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Significant1

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yeh i did that. but after a while it comes up with "apple.com/support -2006f error.
It was not clear if you ran recovery from the recovery partition or internet. ALT+cmd+r should start internet-recovery.

A quick google of the error-code gave me this hit:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5878013
According to that, you may not be connected to a support network. There are som links to Apple's documentation in the solution, you can try to follow.
 
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Percyp

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so i press alt cmd r.. it asks me for wifi network and password. i type select and type it in my password. now all i see is the spinning globe with my wifi network under it. no progression from then. i think it may show me another error...

yeh..after a long wait..it comes with -2002f error
 
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Percyp

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ok i think i finally got it installing. thanks for the help
 
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Significant1

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Does your network satisfy this?
WEP No
WPA/WPA2 Yes
WPA-Enterprise No
PPPoE (where there is no router handling the PPPoE connection) No
Captive-Networks (where you click an "Agree" button to access the Internet) No
Proxies (where specific proxy servers must be configured in network preferences) No
Certificate-based authentication / 802.1x No

If you have access to another Mac, you can make a USB-installer, by following this guide:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372

Edit: good, didn't see your update before posting
 
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Bugatti Alam

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so i press alt cmd r.. it asks me for wifi network and password. i type select and type it in my password. now all i see is the spinning globe with my wifi network under it. no progression from then. i think it may show me another error...

yeh..after a long wait..it comes with -2002f error


So how did you get it to work? I'm having same issue.
 
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