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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Apple Releases Battery Fix SMC Firmware Update for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Pro




Apple today released MacBook Air SMC update 1.9, along with MacBook Pro SMC Firmware update 1.8 and Retina MacBook Pro SMC update 1.1.

The MacBook Air update is recommended for all MacBook Air models from mid 2012 to mid 2013 and addresses an issue that causes the battery to unexpectedly stop functioning.
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This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2012 and mid 2013) models.

This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning, the system does not recognize the battery, or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.
The MacBook Pro update is recommended for mid 2012 models and also addresses the same issue that causes the battery to stop functioning.
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This update is recommended for MacBook Pro (mid 2012) models.

This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.
The Retina MacBook Pro update is recommended for late 2012 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros and mid 2012 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros, fixing the same issue.
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This update is recommended for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (late 2012) models, and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (mid 2012) models.

This update addresses rare issues where the battery unexpectedly stops functioning or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.
The updates for the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro, and the Retina MacBook Pro can be downloaded from Apple's support site or via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store.

Article Link: Apple Releases Battery Fix SMC Firmware Update for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Pro
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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When I saw the words "Apple Releases" and "MacBook Pro", my heart stopped for a moment...
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanks. I downloaded and installed.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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When I saw the words "Apple Releases" and "MacBook Pro", my heart stopped for a moment...
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:39 PM   #5
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still waiting for the firmware update to address the sporadic screen brightness on reboot issue i been having on my 2012 MacBook Air.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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still waiting for the firmware update that addresses the lack of Haswell
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 03:48 PM   #7
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When I saw the words "Apple Releases" and "MacBook Pro", my heart stopped for a moment...
I think they will announce the new models at the iPad event.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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Still waiting for a firmware update to address the lack of 17 inch retina.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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Works with Filevault activated.

Just installed on my 2013 MBA and, unlike the previous firmware update, this one can be applied with Filevault still activated.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:17 PM   #10
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Mid 2012 MBP support?

Not sure this applies to all Mid 2012 - running the package states that 'this software is not supported', on my machine ( MacBook Pro 9,1)
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:17 PM   #11
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or the system hangs when the battery charge reaches less than one percent.
Does this mean my system won't shut off when the battery dies anymore? That's always bugged me when that happens...
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:20 PM   #12
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Does this mean my system won't shut off when the battery dies anymore? That's always bugged me when that happens...
What bugs me is when it refuses to turn on when there's less than a certain amount of battery power. I could quickly get a couple files off there to play on my Surface ... but no, it won't let me.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:23 PM   #13
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Not sure this applies to all Mid 2012 - running the package states that 'this software is not supported', on my machine ( MacBook Pro 9,1)
It's for MBP with retina display (13" late 2012 and 15" mid 2012).

(edit - missed that there is a separate update for MBP mid-2012)

App Store Software update (and link) show version 1.2 for mid/late-2012 retina MBPs. OP says 1.1
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:24 PM   #14
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Not sure this applies to all Mid 2012 - running the package states that 'this software is not supported', on my machine ( MacBook Pro 9,1)
I have a 9,1 and Software Update offered and applied it. But there are other possible factors, such as which manufacturer made the part in question.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 04:41 PM   #15
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I hope this fixes the issue that caused my Retina MacBook Pro to overheat the other day while it sat closed in my bag. Even though it was out of warranty, Apple responded quickly to my issue since it burned my hands a little when I pulled it out and I smelled a melting plastic smell once I got it open. It was pretty ridiculous but Apple allowed me to have it checked out free of charge. The initial diagnostics were fine and it has been working ok, but the shop I had look at it recommended some 12 hour full inspection of all the parts which is also covered for free, so once I have a day to give up I'll drop it off. Only reason I think this update might be related is AppleCare had me reset the SMC.

Has anyone else had this issue of your MacBook waking from sleep while in a bag and nearly melting down? It was scary as hell!
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 05:02 PM   #16
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Um, I think the article is supposed to say "Retina MacBook Pro SMC update 1.2" instead of 1.1?
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 05:05 PM   #17
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Update worked for me great, 13" MBP 2012 (MacBookPro9,2) w/ a "non-Cat" OS. Actual SMC update took all of 5-10 seconds.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 05:54 PM   #18
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This update apparently fixes an issue that made my MBP slow and almost unresponsive the first 5 minutes after reboot & login. It's now instantly really fast.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 06:06 PM   #19
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Is there any way to install this update on Windows? I guess I'll just have to keep a USB install of OS X around for this type of stuff. Apple should truly support Windows some day.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 06:06 PM   #20
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Am I the only one getting a 404 not found error when trying to download the MacBook Pro update?
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 06:11 PM   #21
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These firmware updates happen super fast on a SSD based Air.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 07:45 PM   #22
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I don't see it in MAS for mid-2012 MBA.
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 08:16 PM   #23
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Am I the only one getting a 404 not found error when trying to download the MacBook Pro update?
Looks like they fixed it...
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 08:20 PM   #24
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I was never asked to download the update, yet I have the latest version. Is it possible that power nap installed it for me without my input?
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Old Oct 1, 2013, 09:01 PM   #25
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my 15 Retina won't power up after update. WTF? It would make the startup sound while booting up but then goes black!!!

Good thing I backed up first. I am restoring from TM backup now.

Anybody else run into problems???
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