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macbook – OS X 10.9.5 hangs with grey spinner; safe mode last message is “payload 2: device was reinitialized” – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/24

[WayBackmacbook – OS X 10.9.5 hangs with grey spinner; safe mode last message is “payload 2: device was reinitialized” – Ask Different

[WayBackRecovery partition: “Restore From Time Machine Backup” stuck at 43.6% for more than 60 minutes – Ask Different

Steps since then:

  1. Restoring an image backup failed: same situation
    • (it took an hour to verify the media, then an OK button appeared before continuing to restore in the middle of the night; actual restore took 4+ hours)
  2. Reinstalling OS X 10.9.5 failed: error -4403F
  3. Restoring a prior Time Machine backup hung at less than 50% (taking like 6 hours)
  4. Reinstalling OS X 10.9.5 over a different fiber connection worked
  5. Mounting the image backup succeeded, but took 3 hours to complete “verifying…”
  6. Migration Assistent on the image backup worked fine

In total it took 2.5 days to get the machine back in working condition.

Related links:

There was no transparent proxy inbetween the MacBook and Apple so these didn’t help:

What did help was ensuring there was only ONE NAT in between the MacBook and Apple.



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