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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Apple Releases Firmware Battery Fix for 2010/2011 MacBook Pro 15- and 17-Inch Models




Apple today released MacBook Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.7, 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 addressing the same issue for other machines.
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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
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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Updates a few days ago. Now updates for different macs.

10.8.3 out tomorrow or thursday.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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Updates a few days ago. Now updates for different macs.

10.8.3 out tomorrow or thursday.
What bug fixes does it have?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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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.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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It makes safari snappier on my rMBP 15".

Sorry, had to. Give me 10.8.3 already.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:25 PM   #6
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Oh yeah, Apple used to make a 17" laptop... Thanks for reminding me.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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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
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:32 PM   #8
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10.8.3 out tomorrow or thursday.
os x 10.8.3 & 10.9 dp1.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:39 PM   #9
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Holy hell! Did not know this was an issue! My 2010 is over 1000cycles too!


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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!
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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.)
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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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.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:42 PM   #12
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Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 04:02 PM   #13
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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.
Ditto..........
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:12 PM   #14
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Apparently Late 2011 models are effected as well. The update was available for my machine. Macbook Pro 8,2
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:22 PM   #15
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2011 2.2 is my mbp, but i'm not going to update. Probably would sell it before it reach 500 cycle mark
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Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason
Try holding down option to select a boot drive?
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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.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:20 PM   #19
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17" MBP with retina display!!! only in my dreams......
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:37 PM   #20
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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!
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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.
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Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason
Same exact thing happened to me... internal SSD not recognized at all
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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?
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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
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660 cycle count??

early 2011 15'' macbook pro and i have 660 cycle count... wwhhhhaaaaattt?
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Mac Firmware updates usually scare the crap out of me.

EDIT:...and for good reason
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.
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