Have you just updated your local of WordPress and its now all broken on MAMP, I've had this problem a few times now so thought it would be worth sharing how to fix this. The problem is caused by the load-scripts.php file being compressed with zlib
, I first did as suggested on this stackoverflow question
. But this still didn't fix the problem after some looking around I noticed that MAMP zlib compression was turned off, when I turned this on WordPress worked fine. I'm not sure why this would fix it as zlib will only send compressed data if the browser lets apache know through the headers. I have a feeling this could be a bug with Chrome, or Mamp sending compressed data when the browser is not expecting it.
To fix this problem you will need to open /Applications/MAMP/conf/php5.4.4/php.ini
in your text editor of choice, then search for zlib and you should find the line below.
zlib.output_compression = Off
You just need to change this line to
zlib.output_compression = On
Then just restart apache with apachectl restart
and hopefully everything should be working again for you.
After taking these steps I installed a new copy of WordPress and had the problem again, after restarting apache again the problem went away.