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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Apple Issues SMC Firmware Update for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models




Apple has issued updates for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air notebook models to fix a rare battery issue. The updates are available via Apple's software updates page or through Software Update and the Mac App Store.
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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.
Update: MacRumors forum member Dempson looked inside the updates and found they are for the following machines:
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MacBook7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)

MacBook Air
MacBookAir3,1 (11-inch, Late 2010)
MacBookAir3,2 (13-inch, Late 2010)
MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011)
MacBookAir4,2 (13-inch, Mid 2011)

MacBook Pro
MacBookPro7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBookPro8,1 (13-inch, Early 2011 or Late 2011)
Article Link: Apple Issues SMC Firmware Update for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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That’s a very odd issue...
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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My '11 MacBook Air froze on startup after the necessary restart. I did have the SuperDrive with a dvd inside plugged in, maybe that's why??
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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Update not showing up for me :/
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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My '11 MacBook Air froze on startup after the necessary restart. I did have the SuperDrive with a dvd inside plugged in, maybe that's why??
Same thing's happened to me before, they don't always seem to play nice with external media that's been plugged in on boot.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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I guess I am in the clear. Mid-2011 MacBook Pro 17".
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:29 PM   #8
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Not for Late 2012 MBP

Tried installing the downloaded package. It doesn't appear to be for a MacBookPro9,2.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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I have a Mid 2010 13" (the last of the C2Ds) and the update just showed up for me.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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Looking inside the updates, they are for the following:

MacBook
MacBook7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)

MacBook Air
MacBookAir3,1 (11-inch, Late 2010)
MacBookAir3,2 (13-inch, Late 2010)
MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011)
MacBookAir4,2 (13-inch, Mid 2011)

MacBook Pro
MacBookPro7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)
MacBookPro8,1 (13-inch, Early 2011 or Late 2011)

The MacBook disk image from the Apple support download page appears to be damaged - I got an error "There may be a problem with this disk image. Are you sure you want to open it?". I was able to examine the package after clicking the Open button, but it might be safer for MacBook users to get this one via Software Update until Apple fixes the image. The other two disk images mounted OK.

Edit: it occurs to me that the bad image might be a problem on my nearest Akamai mirror. Anyone else have problems mounting the MacBook disk image? (I downloaded it twice, didn't help.)
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:21 PM   #12
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Tried installing the downloaded package. It doesn't appear to be for a MacBookPro9,2.
Or MBP10,1 (retina mid-2012).
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:13 PM   #13
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NOt for MBP 5,2 latest MBA.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:22 PM   #14
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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165KB update for my 13" mid 2010 MacBook Pro
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:27 PM   #16
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good thing i just unistalled linux and reinstalled os x
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:44 PM   #17
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nice, my macbook pro suffers from these shutdowns! Pludging.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 03:39 PM   #18
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I started having this problem about two weeks ago. I went to sleep with my battery holding its normal charge and in the morning it was completely shut off. When I plugged my power cord in, it showed a green light. When I loaded everything up i looked at my battery icon and it showed 0% charged and not charging - replace now.

I just got this update, but it hasn't resolved the issue. Not sure if I need to do something extra to get it to work or what...

Help?
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 03:43 AM   #19
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Nothing for my Mid 2011 MBA 13" either...It's up for sale anyway.


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Just remembered, I DID get the update after I performed a non-destrucitve re-install of OSX prior to the sale! My Bad.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:10 PM   #20
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Off-topic, but the thumbnail in the sidebar made me think we were getting a vertical MacBook…
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On-topic: happy to have this, just in case
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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I'll give it a go on my 13" MBP and my mom's 2010 MB.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:31 AM   #22
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Off-topic, but the thumbnail in the sidebar made me think we were getting a vertical MacBook…
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Yeah, I though it was a MacBookPro 5
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:09 PM   #23
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My computer just hit 1000 load cycles and unexpectedly shut down then restarted. It has never done that before and when I turned it back on the first thing I did was go to macrumors and this article is at the top of the page.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:15 PM   #24
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Early 2011 17in MBP and no updates for me.
Where is 10.8.3!!!!?????
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:22 AM   #25
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Early 2011 17in MBP and no updates for me.
Where is 10.8.3!!!!?????
In my back pocket.
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