Just received my new rMB... stuck during setup :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by carrerascott, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. carrerascott macrumors regular

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    Powered up, started setting up, Unchecked FileVault, click continue, and now I have spinning beach ball for 5 minutes so far. :(

    Not a good start.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    there are threads all over, use the search. You either need to restart, wait 30 minutes, or not be connected to the internet during set up.
     
  3. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Go eat lunch or dinner whatever and come back in 30 minutes. It will move.
     
  4. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    Some ppl on youtube said that it happened to them too. Wouldn't be too wrried about it.
     
  5. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    it has something to do with file vault encryption, you can either restart and not choose a wifi during setup or wait about 30-40 mins to see if it resolves the issue by itself.
     
  6. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

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    Forced shutdown, restarted, and seems ok. Doing OS X update now. Just very windows-ish to lock up during setup. Apple should be better than that...

    Like it but haven't really used it much yet. Will after update is done!

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    Ps I unchecked FileVault before it hung. But did have it on wifi. So it wasn't a FileVault setup issue.
     
  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    IIRC, there is a post on the front page saying that e problem is on Apple's servers, not on the machine (and not FV).
     
  8. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    You can turn on FileVault after setting up. It's a good idea.
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    Yes to both. ;) Remember that FV won't run on battery power (so, for example, if you leave the computer running overnight, but unplugged, FV won't continue encryption).
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    The best way to set it up is by not connecting to the internet during the main pages. It literally took me 10-20 seconds to be on the home screen. After that, I set up file vault and my iCloud account without problem.
     
  11. carrerascott thread starter macrumors regular

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    Loving the keyboard so far. Will be able to spend more time with the rMB tomorrow.
     

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