A new firmware for Powerbook ovners!

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  1. Approx macrumors member

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    This update installs new firmware on PowerBook and Xserve combo drives. The update prevents combo drives from intermittently failing to eject discs. It's recommended that you install this update to ensure that your combo drive avoids this problem.

    Your drive may or may not need to have firmware updated; installing and running this update will tell you if updating is required.
    Is this one for SuperDrive to?

    You find it on software update.
     
  2. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    is this just for international users? i don't see it in my software update.
     
  3. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Already sent this in, but has anyone else noticed it's a completely metal interface?

    Completely.

    :eek: Panther rumors!

    AppleMatt

    edit: More importantly, this is the first firmware updater to run natively in X I believe.
     
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  5. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    i just checked my software update - and all i got was the iTunes update


    you sure its for everyone?
     
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    only for people who got a combo drive ...
     
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    It's for the Mat****a CW-8122. It updates the firmware to BA21.
     
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  9. melchior macrumors 65816

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    matsu$hita isn't such a dirty word. sony would be a more likely candidate for censorship personally :D
     
  10. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i have a GHz Ti with a combo. why didn't i get it?
     
  11. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    can someone post a screen shot of the update window...I just wanna see the metal interface :D
     
  12. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    I've lost the read-me screen shot, but that was metal aswell. If you look closely you can see the dialogue boxes are actuallly sheets (same with read-me).

    AppleMatt
     
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    ugh! the slide down menu looks ugly, like it's popping out of nowhere.

    in aqua it seems to come from under the bar. that one is just "there." i hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
     
  16. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Hmm... weird, I have a 1Ghz TiBook with a combo drive, but I didn't get the update to show up in software updater. Anyone else have this issue?
     
  17. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    as i posted earlier, i didn't get it either (and have a GHz ti with combo) ;)
     
  18. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    It is only for CW-8122 drives, as far as I know, the 1GHz has a CW-8121

    edit: can someone confirm this?

    AppleMatt
     
  19. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    i got a superdrive - so i guess tahts why no update for me :D


    dang
    i enjoy getting updates from apple. like little presents every now and again
     
  20. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    OK, thanks. My 1giger has the cw 8121 in it, so I guess I don't need to worry.
     

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