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McGilli
Dec 19, 2008, 12:03 AM
I have a Rev B 1.86 SSD.

Can someone else please use a watch and post your times?

BEFORE the 1.1 firmware update

10 seconds from power button to apple logo - 17 more seconds to load to my desktop = 27 seconds

After 1.1 update

45 seconds from power button to apple logo - 15 more to load my desktop = 60 seconds

I just used a stopwatch 2 times - same results....

UPDATE: tried SMC Reset - same result.



McGilli
Dec 19, 2008, 09:32 AM
I have posted some videos for comparison. :

MBA REV B *BEFORE* THE 1.1 EFI/SMC UPDATE - BOOTS APPROX 25 SECONDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln9EhQUnWlg

MBA REV B *AFTER* THE 1.1 EFI/SMC UPDATE - BOOTS APPROX 60 SECONDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU-YGl1qjFg

justit
Dec 19, 2008, 09:49 AM
After firmware updates on SSD :apple: appears at 17 seconds, another 19 seconds to get to desktop.

Do you have new start-up items or 'extensions' installed?

Ironic
Dec 19, 2008, 09:50 AM
No Offense, but I really don't check to see how fast it opens.

McGilli
Dec 19, 2008, 09:58 AM
After firmware updates on SSD :apple: appears at 17 seconds, another 19 seconds to get to desktop.

Do you have new start-up items or 'extensions' installed?

No - the MBA is identical in terms of software from the before and after video. Only Logic 8 and PhotoShop installed. Nothing is set to auto start.

IRONIC: it's not so much about 'o no now it is slow' etc ... I am wondering why before the update it was 10 seconds to get to the apple logo - and after the update it is 45 seconds to get there...

Seems like it is running some kind of memory check or something?

McGilli
Dec 19, 2008, 10:08 AM
I am getting the following errors on booting (per verbose boot logs)

IGPU: family specific matching fails
Matching service count = 1
Matching service count = 2
Matching service count = 2
Matching service count = 2
Matching service count = 2
Matching service count = 2
Previous Shutdown Cause: 5
NVDANV50HAL loaded and registered.
IGPU: family specific matching fails
IGPU: family specific matching fails
IGPU: family specific matching fails
Matching service count = 0
AirPort: Link Down on en0
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: initialization complete

McGilli
Dec 19, 2008, 02:20 PM
**PROBLEM SOLVED**

Called AppleCare for the first time ever - got a nice fellow named Andrew and explained the before and after.

He said hold COMMAND/OPTION/R/P and then keep them down while pressing power - and voila - the machine restarted 3 times - and now it is back to normal.