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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Samsung 840 SSD Firmware update help... Stuck.

Hey guys, doing the upgrade on my 840 Samsung SSD in mid 2012 cmbp. Made the DVD with the newest firmware, it popped up on the startup disk, I picked it and restarted...

Now it says...No bootable device... Insert and press any key... Of course nothing works when I press it... If I turn off and on it goes to same screen.. I'm stuck at the black screen...

Where'd I go wrong??
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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Are you using the OS X updater/tool?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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Some firmware updates are destructive to the data on the drive.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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Are you using the OS X updater/tool?
No I just burned the firmware to a DVD and tried to use that DVD as a startup disk...

Once I restart it says no bootable disk found...

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Some firmware updates are destructive to the data on the drive.
I ejected the disk and computer loads fine.. Wondering if I am burning the disk wrong or something?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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If it was an iso image, use disk utility.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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By any chance is the drive you are trying to boot from an external?

Do you have a Data Doubler (or similar) device installed?

There is a Apple EFI bug that won't allow the FW updater to run from an external device. Must be connected to an internal SATA port.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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By any chance is the drive you are trying to boot from an external?

Do you have a Data Doubler (or similar) device installed?

There is a Apple EFI bug that won't allow the FW updater to run from an external device. Must be connected to an internal SATA port.

I burned the .iso from samsungs website to a DVD via disk utility... Then tried booting from the DVD..
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No I just burned the firmware to a DVD and tried to use that DVD as a startup disk...

Once I restart it says no bootable disk found...

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I ejected the disk and computer loads fine.. Wondering if I am burning the disk wrong or something?
What he meant by destructive, is that on some SSD, when you update the firmware, it's going to "reset" the whole drive.

Ejecting it won't save you from that :/
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What he meant by destructive, is that on some SSD, when you update the firmware, it's going to "reset" the whole drive.

Ejecting it won't save you from that :/
I'm aware of that... and have a backup just incase...

I'm on the computer now... I ejected the disk and rebooted the machine...

The problem lies when I try to boot from the DVD with the firmware .iso on it.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:04 PM   #10
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I've seen some firmware update utility not work very well on Macs, so if you have access to a windows machine you could try it from there maybe?

Also, some utility will only see the drive it they are on IDE instead of AHCI.

Hope it helps!
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And you used the ISO and Instructions located here for OS X?

http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...downloads.html
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And you used the ISO and Instructions located here for OS X?

http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...downloads.html
Thanks for all the responses guys.

Yes I followed the instructions, the problem seems to lie within the DVD I am burning with the firmware on it..

When I restart and hold alt down... I click to boot from the DVD and it says "no bootable device found.. insert one and press any key" And pressing any key of course doesn't do anything, at that point I restart computer and back to square one
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:57 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the responses guys.

Yes I followed the instructions, the problem seems to lie within the DVD I am burning with the firmware on it..

When I restart and hold alt down... I click to boot from the DVD and it says "no bootable device found.. insert one and press any key" And pressing any key of course doesn't do anything, at that point I restart computer and back to square one
Did u format the SSD with Disk Utility first?

Than reboot on the DVD.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:04 PM   #14
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Did u format the SSD with Disk Utility first?

Than reboot on the DVD.
I formatted the SSD when I installed it about 2 weeks ago, been running fine. Are you saying to update the firmware I would need to format again and reinstall my backup?
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:26 AM   #15
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Are you sure that you burned the disk image correctly? You cannot just burn the file onto a disk
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Old Oct 11, 2013, 01:29 AM   #16
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Hey guys, doing the upgrade on my 840 Samsung SSD in mid 2012 cmbp. Made the DVD with the newest firmware, it popped up on the startup disk, I picked it and restarted...

Now it says...No bootable device... Insert and press any key... Of course nothing works when I press it... If I turn off and on it goes to same screen.. I'm stuck at the black screen...

Where'd I go wrong??
I'm having the EXACT same problem. Did you ever find a solution?
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Old Nov 16, 2013, 11:11 PM   #17
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having same issue... anyone with ideas?
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Old Nov 20, 2013, 09:40 PM   #18
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I'm having the EXACT same problem. Did you ever find a solution?
Nope, just didn't upgrade and everything is running fine
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Old Dec 5, 2013, 03:21 PM   #19
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You all might want to check out my post on this thread

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...508877&page=40

I have yet to verify my findings (have not had the time to install the drive yet) but it appears that the ISO under the PC section of the download page will work on a Mac.
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Old Dec 5, 2013, 03:25 PM   #20
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Did u format the SSD with Disk Utility first?

Than reboot on the DVD.
Where to put the DVD? :-)
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Old Dec 5, 2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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How would you guys perform the power cycle if the firmware update asks for you to do so?
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First, drag the ISO file to the left sidebar in Disk Utility. But don't mount it.

Insert a blank DVD.

In Disk Utility, then right click on the ISO file in the sidebar and click Burn to disc.

Then you're done. Safest way to burn.
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I gave up on burning the disc on OSX, did it using windows and imgburn and the disc works on any PC or Mac.
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All, I was able to install my new SSD (840 EVO 500GB) and can confirm that the ISO downloaded from the PC link (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/ow...t/MZ-7TE1T0BW#) appeared to work.

Unfortunately my SSD has the latest firmware so I could not actually install the update. The bootdisk was able to see the SSD and was able to determine it had the latest firmware so it I would imagine this method would work.
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