Hosed after 10.10.2 Update... what to do?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rob.G, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Rob.G macrumors 6502

    Rob.G

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    My Mac mini is hosed after attempting to do the 10.10.2 update tonight. It got within about two pixels of being done and stopped there, never to move again. After an hour, I gave up and shut it down to reboot it. Since that time, the ilttle progress bar that appears below the Apple logo never gets past 50%.

    Comparatively, my laptop (which I'm on now) updated flawlessly and the whole process took less than ten minutes.

    I've gone into the Recovery Partition and used Disk Utility to Verify the disk partitions (my 256 gb SSD and my 1tb regular disk), all are fine. I did a Repair permissions on the SSD, and it repaired some stuff, and said some stuff like /usr/bin/at had been modified and would not be repaired. I also tried resetting the NVRam. Nothing is helping.

    I'm wondering if there's anything else I can try, or if I'm gonna have to do a reinstall of OSX? I just did a wipe/reinstall of it a couple months ago.. really didn't want to have to do that all over again.

    Thanks.

    Rob
     
  2. Rob.G thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rob.G

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    It gets better.

    I finally went in and chose Reinstall OSX. It started downloading. Two hours later, it finished. Now it's sitting on "About 0 seconds remaining" and has been for ten minutes. I suspect it will still be here when I get up in the morning.

    Rob
     
  3. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    What does apple hardware test tell you? It's acting like a dying HDD.
     
  4. Rob.G, Jan 28, 2015
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    Rob.G thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rob.G

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    It did actually finally install during the night; I'm on it right now. But I wondered the same thing... if maybe my Samsung 840 Pro SSD might be going out.

    I'll run the test and see what it says. I checked and the drive has a five-year warranty so at least I'm covered there. Only downside is that it's NOT a good excuse to upgrade to a 512 gig drive. :)

    Thanks!

    Rob
     
  5. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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  6. Rob.G thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rob.G

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    Thinking... got it when I got my Mini (Late 2012), which I believe was right when it came out, so however long that is... I hate adding dates... what's that... 27 months?
     
  7. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    It's just 2 years... SSDs can go off that fast...?
     
  8. librarian macrumors regular

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    you have any external hdd or pheripherals connected during install? try disconnecting everything cept the monitor keyboard and mouse and see how it goes.
     

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