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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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Thatís 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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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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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   #7
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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, 04:45 PM   #8
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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   #9
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Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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I guess I am in the clear. Mid-2011 MacBook Pro 17".
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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I guess I am in the clear. Mid-2011 MacBook Pro 17".
You mean early or late 2011?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:58 PM   #12
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It's only certain models apparently, but it doesn't state which. See here for MBP (here for everybody else).

If you don't get it in Software Update, you most likely don't need it. If you're skeptical, download it manually and see if your system takes it (it will tell you it's not meant for your system if it isn't).

Seems it isn't for 2011 MB's.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:02 PM   #13
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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, 05:06 PM   #14
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Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.
is this a running joke or something?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:06 PM   #15
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Updated. Very happy.
Safari is way snappier now.
That dead horse you are beating sure makes a loud thud.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:13 PM   #16
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:14 PM   #17
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You mean early or late 2011?
I bought it June 2011. I think it's classified as early for some reason.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:20 PM   #18
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Since this update the fans on my air wont stop going up and down. All I'm doing is streaming a video that never used to make it go up and down before.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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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, 05:33 PM   #21
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I bought it June 2011. I think it's classified as early for some reason.
Lol when people say that they mean when it was released not when they bought I have the same one so thanks for letting me know
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:34 PM   #22
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:44 PM   #23
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That dead horse you are beating sure makes a loud thud.
People who think they are funny is what it is. Comment got old about 2 years ago.
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