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Feb 12, 2013, 03:10 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/02/macbook_pro_17_lion-250x153.jpgApple today released MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.7 (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1633), addressing an issue related to batteries with more than 1000 charge cycles. The update applies to Mid 2010 and Early 2011 models of the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro and is a complement to earlier updates (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/30/apple-issues-smc-firmware-update-for-macbook-macbook-pro-and-macbook-air-models/) addressing the same issue for other machines.About MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.7

This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning.The update is a 1 MB download and requires OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.5, or 10.8.2.

Article Link: Apple Releases Firmware Battery Fix for 2010/2011 MacBook Pro 15- and 17-Inch Models (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/12/apple-releases-firmware-battery-fix-for-20102011-macbook-pro-15-and-17-inch-models/)



Peace
Feb 12, 2013, 03:13 PM
Updates a few days ago. Now updates for different macs.

10.8.3 out tomorrow or thursday.

DavidBlack
Feb 12, 2013, 03:18 PM
Updates a few days ago. Now updates for different macs.

10.8.3 out tomorrow or thursday.

What bug fixes does it have?

WilliamG
Feb 12, 2013, 03:23 PM
1000 cycles? How on earth does a 2011 MacBook Pro reach 1000 cycles that fast? Crazy! Must be that 0.000001% of the Apple-owning population that reaches such a number.

noiseordinance
Feb 12, 2013, 03:24 PM
It makes safari snappier on my rMBP 15".

Sorry, had to. Give me 10.8.3 already.

Yvan256
Feb 12, 2013, 03:25 PM
Oh yeah, Apple used to make a 17" laptop... Thanks for reminding me. :(

Brian Y
Feb 12, 2013, 03:28 PM
1000 cycles? How on earth does a 2011 MacBook Pro reach 1000 cycles that fast? Crazy! Must be that 0.000001% of the Apple-owning population that reaches such a number.

But lots will in the future, so it prevents lots of future bar visits :P

Mr. Retrofire
Feb 12, 2013, 03:32 PM
10.8.3 out tomorrow or thursday.
os x 10.8.3 & 10.9 dp1.

tann
Feb 12, 2013, 03:39 PM
Holy hell! Did not know this was an issue! My 2010 is over 1000cycles too!


1000 cycles? How on earth does a 2011 MacBook Pro reach 1000 cycles that fast? Crazy! Must be that 0.000001% of the Apple-owning population that reaches such a number.

I agree, but if you bought it new when they released in 2011 that's nearly 2 years now!

My 2010 (July) is at 1116!

BigJayhawk
Feb 12, 2013, 03:41 PM
Oh yeah, Apple used to make a 17" laptop... Thanks for reminding me. :(

Yes, I love mine.

I works even better hooked up to a 37" LCD -- or -- 4 22" LG monitors at the trade show. (But my "blind self" loves the 17" when I'm out and about or just couch-surfing.)

TallGuyGT
Feb 12, 2013, 03:42 PM
I wish Apple would release an updated 17" MBP. Don't need retina or DVD drive, though the improved cooling system would be nice. I know it's not going to happen, which is why I'll be hanging on to my 2011 until it dies. :mad:

daneoni
Feb 12, 2013, 03:42 PM
Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason :rolleyes:

ghostface147
Feb 12, 2013, 04:02 PM
I wish Apple would release an updated 17" MBP. Don't need retina or DVD drive, though the improved cooling system would be nice. I know it's not going to happen, which is why I'll be hanging on to my 2011 until it dies. :mad:

Ditto..........

ed724
Feb 12, 2013, 05:12 PM
Apparently Late 2011 models are effected as well. The update was available for my machine. Macbook Pro 8,2

Tankmaze
Feb 12, 2013, 05:22 PM
2011 2.2 is my mbp, but i'm not going to update. Probably would sell it before it reach 500 cycle mark ;)

Max E Verde
Feb 12, 2013, 06:11 PM
Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason :rolleyes:

Try holding down option to select a boot drive?

daneoni
Feb 12, 2013, 06:51 PM
Try holding down option to select a boot drive?

Did that didn't work. It simply wouldn't find my internal drive.

Had to boot into an external backup drive then try to reboot into my internal one several times before the internal drive was magically recognised again.

Thank heavens for SuperDuper bootable backups.

Shearwater
Feb 12, 2013, 07:07 PM
Following installation and restart my screen was super bright! Anyone else?

carl0sian
Feb 12, 2013, 07:20 PM
17" MBP with retina display!!! only in my dreams......

Hes Nikke
Feb 12, 2013, 07:37 PM
1000 cycles? How on earth does a 2011 MacBook Pro reach 1000 cycles that fast? Crazy! Must be that 0.000001% of the Apple-owning population that reaches such a number.

if they cycle the battery once *EVERY DAY*, it would only take 2.7 years to reach 1000 cycles.

Edit: My 2010 MBP has only 30 cycles!

dXTC
Feb 12, 2013, 10:05 PM
if they cycle the battery once *EVERY DAY*, it would only take 2.7 years to reach 1000 cycles.

Edit: My 2010 MBP has only 30 cycles!

Aw man, you beat me. My 2010 MBP has 38, which surprised me. Even though I use it plugged in most of the time, I thought I would have cycled it more than that.

nikhsub1
Feb 12, 2013, 10:14 PM
Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason :rolleyes:
Same exact thing happened to me... internal SSD not recognized at all :eek:
Did that didn't work. It simply wouldn't find my internal drive.

Had to boot into an external backup drive then try to reboot into my internal one several times before the internal drive was magically recognised again.

Thank heavens for SuperDuper bootable backups.
WTF! I had to connect it via USB then it booted... then installed it back into the machine and it is working fine. WTF Apple, WTF?

53kyle
Feb 13, 2013, 12:53 AM
Updates a few days ago. Now updates for different macs.

10.8.3 out tomorrow or thursday.

Hopefully 10.9, not 10.8.3. Although both would be good too

israelagm
Feb 13, 2013, 01:31 AM
early 2011 15'' macbook pro and i have 660 cycle count... wwhhhhaaaaattt?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/project_ish/macrumors/ScreenShot2013-02-12at111434PM.png

Lancer
Feb 13, 2013, 02:22 AM
Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason :rolleyes:

So the usual rule to backup first is good advice, maybe sure TM has a copy if the worst happens.

My mum has a 15" MBP of the right age but is yet to tell me there is an upgrade and asking me what to do.

photographypro
Feb 13, 2013, 02:37 AM
OK, just did update on my LATE 2011 model, and now max battery capacity is 6230mAh, which is 90% of original 6900mAh. I use the app coconutBattery, and I did a test on the 6th of Feb, one week ago, and had 94% capacity, or 6459mAh. I don't think I would have dropped 4% in one week. I even ran my machine down to 2% power yesterday and did a full charge last night.

Just curious, I'd like to see someone check capacity just before and after doing this update.

starfx6464
Feb 13, 2013, 03:10 AM
Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason :rolleyes:

Similar thing happened to me. Scared the bejesus out of me. Fortunately, in my case I simply powered down (holding the power button to force it off) and booted it back up. It recognized my drive without issue and I then re-ran software update and it worked without issue.

FWIW - If anybody wants to find a commonality I'm running an Early 2011 15" MBP with OS X Lion 10.7.5.

Wheeee!

Smigit
Feb 13, 2013, 04:41 AM
OK, just did update on my LATE 2011 model, and now max battery capacity is 6230mAh, which is 90% of original 6900mAh. I use the app coconutBattery, and I did a test on the 6th of Feb, one week ago, and had 94% capacity, or 6459mAh. I don't think I would have dropped 4% in one week. I even ran my machine down to 2% power yesterday and did a full charge last night.

Just curious, I'd like to see someone check capacity just before and after doing this update.

I have an early 2011 13" MBP and did the similar update for this model two weeks ago. I'm unsure if the firmware update is the actual cause...but I never noticed battery issues before. Certainly a month ago the battery seemed fine. In the past fortnight I noticed I could no longer get an hour out of my system.


Charge Information:
Charge Remaining (mAh): 306
Fully Charged: Yes
Charging: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 311
Health Information:
Cycle Count: 273
Condition: Service Battery


Original capacity is 5770mAh, so I'm at 5% now.

Anyway, posting that for the hell of it. If anyone knows of any issues after the 13" update it'd be appreciated. Going to visit the Apple store on Saturday and see what I can do about it anyway.

AppleMacFinder
Feb 13, 2013, 04:51 AM
1000 cycles? How on earth does a 2011 MacBook Pro reach 1000 cycles that fast? Crazy! Must be that 0.000001% of the Apple-owning population that reaches such a number.

I believe that my previous battery (which was not old - about 100 cycles) suddenly died because of the same problem.
And I am far from being alone! Just lookup the "Service Battery" problem in Google: the significant part of complains about dead batteries are related to 2010/2011 MBP models, and these batteries had an acceptable count of cycles.
The whole story makes me think that Apple did not want to take responsibility for broken batteries, to admit their fault,
and that is why they set a very high number of cycles in their note.

So, I am glad that I did not paid extra money to get a new replacement battery from Apple directly
(since this problem was their fault, they do not deserve my hard earned money)
Instead, I got it from eBay top-rated seller plugplayers , $76 with shipping, and luckily it turned out to be genuine.
Was almost two times cheaper than from Apple. However, if we compare with Apple "premium" service,
there were some minor issues:
1) I had to wait the battery for about one month (was using power adapter all the time,
and because there were not battery inside the MBP, it was downclocked automatically,
probably to prevent shutdowns caused by a sudden increases in power consumption)
2) I had to buy a 38-Piece Set from DX, so I could unscrew the nasty triangle screws
(to be fair, that increased the total cost of replacement to $86)
3) I had to do the battery replacement work by myself (was not hard, really)

otherjobs
Feb 13, 2013, 05:02 AM
I believe that my previous battery (which was not old - about 100 cycles) suddenly died because of the same problem.
And I am far from being alone! Just lookup the "Service Battery" problem in Google: the significant part of complains about dead batteries are related to 2010/2011 MBP models, and these batteries had an acceptable count of cycles.
The whole story makes me think that Apple did not want to take responsibility for broken batteries, to admit their fault,
and that is why they set a very high number of cycles in their note.

So, I am glad that I did not paid extra money to get a new replacement battery from Apple directly
(since this problem was their fault, they do not deserve my hard earned money)
Instead, I got it from eBay top-rated seller plugplayers , $76 with shipping, and luckily it turned out to be genuine.
Was almost two times cheaper than from Apple. However, if we compare with Apple "premium" service,
there were some minor issues:
1) I had to wait the battery for about one month (was using power adapter all the time,
and because there were not battery inside the MBP, it was downclocked automatically,
probably to prevent shutdowns caused by a sudden increases in power consumption)
2) I had to buy a 38-Piece Set from DX, so I could unscrew the nasty triangle screws
(to be fair, that increased the total cost of replacement to $86)
3) I had to do the battery replacement work by myself (was not hard, really)

Cool story, bro :rolleyes: But for $44,
it was stupid to go through all the hassle

MiltonThales
Feb 13, 2013, 06:39 AM
Found Firmware updates for my MacBook Air 2011 this morning. Listed was both 1.6 and 1.8 ! And after installation and restarting - twice - I was left at the gray linen screen with nothing going on, though I could change the volume and brightness from the keyboard. Manually powered off and rebooted, and came up normally. SMC Version (system): 1.73f65

My Air is 18 months old, and shows 89% of original battery capacity. Of course, I just got it back from Apple service, after they replaced the logic board. The old logic board never saw these updates ! So who knows what is going on now...

PinoyAko
Feb 13, 2013, 07:41 AM
Anyone tried this update that experienced an issue?

nikhsub1
Feb 13, 2013, 09:23 AM
Anyone tried this update that experienced an issue?
No, none of us :rolleyes:

ghostface147
Feb 13, 2013, 09:27 AM
Anyone tried this update that experienced an issue?

No, no issues here.

jonnysods
Feb 13, 2013, 09:37 AM
That's a shame. I was hoping it would fix the poor battery life on my 2011 MBP. It's the worse one I have had in the 12 or so unibody MBP's I have owned.

nomanstool
Feb 13, 2013, 10:02 AM
Aw man, you beat me. My 2010 MBP has 38, which surprised me. Even though I use it plugged in most of the time, I thought I would have cycled it more than that.

You gotta be kidding me, from coconut battery it says my battery load cycle is already 106. Why the heck yours is just 38? Did you remove the battery and plug it directly?

Macrolido
Feb 13, 2013, 12:42 PM
My 2008 unibody MacBook has 333 cycles, thats insane!

Krazy Bill
Feb 13, 2013, 01:33 PM
Need a battery fix for the 13".

Ever since I talked my wife into getting one I've been sleeping in the garage. :eek:

I'm so tired of hearing about her $349 dead Dell that ran 12 days straight and also powered the washing machine. All on a single charge. (You have to know my wife).

dXTC
Feb 13, 2013, 03:51 PM
You gotta be kidding me, from coconut battery it says my battery load cycle is already 106. Why the heck yours is just 38? Did you remove the battery and plug it directly?

No; I don't have the tools to remove the battery on my model.

Like I said before, I use the MBP on battery power very rarely (much less than 5% of its uptime). I can think of only a handful of times that I ran down the battery completely.

(In retrospect, I probably bought too powerful for my needs. I was seriously considering getting just the 15", but my wife insisted on the 17". The funny side of this is, she now strongly prefers using her iPad. Go figure.)

Mercurymerg
Feb 14, 2013, 07:39 AM
I recently updated the firmware on my early 2011 mac air. This firmware update was to address some battery issue. My Apple bluetooth trackpad will not stay connected now. It keeps flashing between the connoted and disconnected state. Is there a way to go back to the previous firmware?

yomamajomama
Feb 17, 2013, 10:29 AM
Clicked update about 15 minutes ago. And the MBP is still stuck on a blank grey screen with an active cursor. I forgot what the instructions read before I clicked update but i remember something about a grey screen and an increase in fan speed.

Any others have the same problem? How long does it take for the machine to reboot? Does it require a manual power off, or it automatically restarts after a looooong while?

remind me to never update the SMC firmware again.

Concorde Rules
Feb 17, 2013, 10:53 AM
All went perfectly here. As every firmware update has gone for me!

On battery power at 30% too!

yomamajomama
Feb 17, 2013, 11:13 AM
All went perfectly here. As every firmware update has gone for me!

On battery power at 30% too!

thx for the info. it ended up working after a manual shut down!

JoeRito
Feb 17, 2013, 06:21 PM
Aw man, you beat me. My 2010 MBP has 38, which surprised me. Even though I use it plugged in most of the time, I thought I would have cycled it more than that.

How do you tell how many cycles you've burned?

pgapaul
Feb 18, 2013, 08:28 AM
Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason :rolleyes:

Anyone tried this update that experienced an issue?

I got a gray screen followed by a terminal screen asking me to press any key. Lie. What is with Apple? releasing **** to it's bread-n-butter? So from what I'm reading here, I just need to keep restarting? try using option start to force the machine to see the drive? Tried that, didn't work. I'll have to hunt down my original Lion thumb-drive.

Ben Johnson
Feb 18, 2013, 12:45 PM
Hi please advice how long you have to wait until you should get concerned. It's been an hour and its still blank grey. Thank you

Concorde Rules
Feb 18, 2013, 02:02 PM
Hi please advice how long you have to wait until you should get concerned. It's been an hour and its still blank grey. Thank you

Mine restarted, booted to the firmware update screen within a few seconds, took about 20-30 seconds to do the flash and then restarted.

Total time from hitting restart to me being back at the desktop.. about 2 minutes.

jbf68jlt
Feb 19, 2013, 02:30 AM
OK, just did update on my LATE 2011 model, and now max battery capacity is 6230mAh, which is 90% of original 6900mAh. I use the app coconutBattery, and I did a test on the 6th of Feb, one week ago, and had 94% capacity, or 6459mAh. I don't think I would have dropped 4% in one week. I even ran my machine down to 2% power yesterday and did a full charge last night.

Just curious, I'd like to see someone check capacity just before and after doing this update.

I checked system stats before (and after) doing firmware update...
Mine is also a "late 2011 model" - fully charged with AC power attached, 6102 mAh capacity, ***cycle count = 1313*** & health condition is normal.
Also - I've had "Automatic Graphics Switching" disabled since I bought the MBP in late 2011 (bought brand new, first owner, not a refurb). So, the Mac consistently uses high-performance graphics... maybe this accounts for the minor wear/tear on the battery (??).
Yes, I use the MBP for work and I'm the only user - but I also use my iPad (of the 3rd kind, first owner & the Pad is probably the most-utilized device, but maybe not for extended time periods like the MBP) & I use my iPhone 4S (refurb & still works with absolutely no kinks, no new battery, etc., won't give it up even after buying & setting-up husband's "5"). During a usual work-day, I'm on a device approximately 15-20hrs per day, and I work about 60-70hrs per week 4 1/2 - 5 days per week, with maybe a full week away from whichever device, if left at home during travel or other circumstances - easier to "drag along" an iPad than. MBP).
I figured some of that info may be important to anyone calculating battery life, etc.

Curiosity - do those who feel 1000 is a high cycle count, understand that anytime the AC power cord is attached (for any length of time) when the battery is below 50%, a cycle is used/counted? This is probably useful info for folks who may not think that accidentally disconnecting the AC cord during the charge cycle (under 50%) does count as a full cycle. It counts. And the cords tend to disconnect easily (a feature I especially LIKE) ... and for folks constantly on-the-go with need of this much power/resource, it's hardly possible to methodically & systematically charge in any form or fashion. I'm lucky to get 50% during any ONE sit-down in my day - I do admit that it's the nature of my job and I like that the Mac keeps up with me. I don't usually give thought to charging the battery unless I'm traveling. I connect when I think about it (rare) or when the machine tells me it's low.

For some reason, I wasn't surprised to see **1313** as my cycle count & have no issues with the battery or power, in general. It's an almost 2-year-old battery, I'm happy with the life it has left, the count is probably correct & I took into consideration the fact that I have a Mac, it looks WAYYYYYY better than any MS laptop (or desktop!) for sale (even 2 years later), so I expect I'll need a new battery before I need a new machine.
It stands to reason that expensive items that require batteries, will have *relatively expensive* batteries. I don't want knock-off parts pushing power through my $1500 Mac. I'd rather pay for the battery than a new MacBook.

Just my thoughts & I do respect others' thoughts & opinions. Sometimes it comes down to pennies when needing critical parts like as a new laptop battery - and sometimes pennies are all that's available to spend, especially in this economy.


Update completed without hassle, no errors, typical auto-reboot.
Same system stats after update (the usual changes, such as Firmware Version).

Hope this was informative, if nothing else.
AND, thanks for sharing - your question piqued my curiosity and I wondered if it would remain the same, as well, after reading your question. Glad I didnt find the time to peruse news, do updates, etc. until this evening. Great experiment!

I wonder (now) if anyone else will add their results to your thread...
:apple:
jlt

photographypro
Feb 20, 2013, 04:08 AM
I checked system stats before (and after) doing firmware update...
Mine is also a "late 2011 model" - fully charged with AC power attached, 6102 mAh capacity, ***cycle count = 1313*** & health condition is normal.
Also - I've had "Automatic Graphics Switching" disabled since I bought the MBP in late 2011 (bought brand new, first owner, not a refurb). So, the Mac consistently uses high-performance graphics... maybe this accounts for the minor wear/tear on the battery (??).
Yes, I use the MBP for work and I'm the only user - but I also use my iPad (of the 3rd kind, first owner & the Pad is probably the most-utilized device, but maybe not for extended time periods like the MBP) & I use my iPhone 4S (refurb & still works with absolutely no kinks, no new battery, etc., won't give it up even after buying & setting-up husband's "5"). During a usual work-day, I'm on a device approximately 15-20hrs per day, and I work about 60-70hrs per week 4 1/2 - 5 days per week, with maybe a full week away from whichever device, if left at home during travel or other circumstances - easier to "drag along" an iPad than. MBP).
I figured some of that info may be important to anyone calculating battery life, etc.

Curiosity - do those who feel 1000 is a high cycle count, understand that anytime the AC power cord is attached (for any length of time) when the battery is below 50%, a cycle is used/counted? This is probably useful info for folks who may not think that accidentally disconnecting the AC cord during the charge cycle (under 50%) does count as a full cycle. It counts. And the cords tend to disconnect easily (a feature I especially LIKE) ... and for folks constantly on-the-go with need of this much power/resource, it's hardly possible to methodically & systematically charge in any form or fashion. I'm lucky to get 50% during any ONE sit-down in my day - I do admit that it's the nature of my job and I like that the Mac keeps up with me. I don't usually give thought to charging the battery unless I'm traveling. I connect when I think about it (rare) or when the machine tells me it's low.

For some reason, I wasn't surprised to see **1313** as my cycle count & have no issues with the battery or power, in general. It's an almost 2-year-old battery, I'm happy with the life it has left, the count is probably correct & I took into consideration the fact that I have a Mac, it looks WAYYYYYY better than any MS laptop (or desktop!) for sale (even 2 years later), so I expect I'll need a new battery before I need a new machine.
It stands to reason that expensive items that require batteries, will have *relatively expensive* batteries. I don't want knock-off parts pushing power through my $1500 Mac. I'd rather pay for the battery than a new MacBook.

Just my thoughts & I do respect others' thoughts & opinions. Sometimes it comes down to pennies when needing critical parts like as a new laptop battery - and sometimes pennies are all that's available to spend, especially in this economy.


Update completed without hassle, no errors, typical auto-reboot.
Same system stats after update (the usual changes, such as Firmware Version).

Hope this was informative, if nothing else.
AND, thanks for sharing - your question piqued my curiosity and I wondered if it would remain the same, as well, after reading your question. Glad I didnt find the time to peruse news, do updates, etc. until this evening. Great experiment!

I wonder (now) if anyone else will add their results to your thread...
:apple:
jlt

Very informative. And off topic, was the iPhone 5 really that hard to set up? I have a 4S also, and plan to buy a 5S when I return to the US in July (a 64GB 5 is over $1000 here in Italy). I've owned all iPhones except the 5 and wonder what was so hard about setup.

Brammy
Feb 21, 2013, 02:36 PM
So, I applied the firmware update this weekend, and my late 2011 MBP is showing a 3900mAH, with 77 cycles, and the Service Battery warning. Lasts about two hours on battery now.

SMC resets don't do anything. GOing to bring it into Apple Monday to get it looked at.

dXTC
Feb 25, 2013, 11:39 AM
How do you tell how many cycles you've burned?

System Menu > About This Mac. Click on More Info, then look for the "Power" section. It should show battery status, including Cycle Count.

bodgerx
Mar 7, 2013, 07:29 AM
2011 2.2 is my mbp, but i'm not going to update. Probably would sell it before it reach 500 cycle mark ;)

My 2010 i5 15" Macbook Pro has 1100 cycles and the battery seems as strong as ever.

Update worked fine.

Tankmaze
Mar 7, 2013, 09:04 AM
My 2010 i5 15" Macbook Pro has 1100 cycles and the battery seems as strong as ever.

Update worked fine.

Cheers, good to know.
I also updated couple of days ago without a glitch.

jacksonm
Apr 5, 2013, 06:27 AM
I installed this upgrade on my mid 2012 rMBP, all went well computer worked fine. I shutdown the system and that was that. My machine will now have to go back to Apple.

chrfr
Apr 5, 2013, 07:56 AM
I installed this upgrade on my mid 2012 rMBP, all went well computer worked fine. I shutdown the system and that was that. My machine will now have to go back to Apple.
That would be a different firmware update than the one in the thread. Unfortunately there is a risk in updating firmware that if something goes wrong, the device can become useless.

Concorde Rules
Apr 14, 2013, 03:04 AM
I installed this upgrade on my mid 2012 rMBP, all went well computer worked fine. I shutdown the system and that was that. My machine will now have to go back to Apple.

Having gone through 15-20 firmware updates in my time, I think this might be a PEBKAC issue.

alphaod
Apr 14, 2013, 04:49 AM
1000 cycles? How on earth does a 2011 MacBook Pro reach 1000 cycles that fast? Crazy! Must be that 0.000001% of the Apple-owning population that reaches such a number.

When I was in school I was using 2-3 full cycles a day, so a thousand cycles in a year was easy!