Apple Addresses MacBook Air Issues With Firmware Update

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    Seems to be online now. Can't update mine now as I'm going to bed in a sec. FYI, it says it fixes the wake up/start up issues where the screen remains black.
     
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    dont freak-out after it restarts.. it will beep a loud noise then it will restart
     
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    Nice. I'll definitely install it tonight, even though my new MacBook Air doesn't seem to have those problems (my first one did and had to be returned after 3 days). I wonder if this will fix the kernel panics I occasionally get?

    Update: I don't see it on the Download site (just the ones for the Pro and MacBook). Did you get it through Software Update?
     
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    I freaked out.
     
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    Mac Icon -> Software Update maybe?
     
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    Thought mine had gone wrong. After the horrible beep (which I was expecting) it got stuck in a reboot loop, starting over about 6 times before it sorted itself.
     
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    Well, that's an obvious place, but I was more in-tuned to seeing it on a blog post with details of what's it in, who it affects, etc.
     
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    I noticed MacRumors about the update; i am going to install it tomorrow.
     
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    I have no idea - maybe he stumbled across it in a random software update?
     
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    Apple Addresses MacBook Air Issues With Firmware Update

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    Apple today issued an EFI firmware update for the new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models, the latest in a series of software updates released since the line was revamped in late October as some users have complained of display problems, kernel panics, and other issues.

    The new update, known as MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.0, addresses a "rare" issue with the machine booting or waking from sleep to a black screen or becoming completely unresponsive.
    Apple released a graphics-related update for the new MacBook Air just as it began shipping, but even so users reported a number of issues with the new machines. Apple's internal support teams acknowledged several of the graphics issues soon after, and fixes were included in Mac OS X 10.6.5 released in mid-November.

    Article Link: Apple Addresses MacBook Air Issues With Firmware Update
     
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    as long as the updates are fixing even rare issues, they are welcome. :)
     
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    it seems the update working well. opening the lid, you can instantly work with the trackpad. no wait at all
     
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    I have this issue a half dozen times a day, plugged into a 14" apple LED monitor, as well as just sitting and working with no monitor plugged in. Have lost a good deal of work due to the screen being unresponsive and needing to reboot.
     
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    Me too! Read your post just as it started happening. :)
     
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    I have had such problems with every powerbook/macbook...

    ... I have ever owned! Hence I now use the ever reliable iPad. I concluded that similar to that well documented bug in the Intel X86 processor series of yesterdecade, this awake from sleep issue was an inherent flaw in the firmware that Apple where having to patch with the release of each new laptop. This proves me correct, no?
     
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    Updated my 11,6" 1,6GHz to SMC Version (system): 1.67f3.
     
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    Perfect timing! My Macbook Air should be here any day now.
     
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    Mine too, ordered 3.5 weeks ago, and they say shouldn't be more than another 2!
     
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    "Do not disturb or shut off the power on your MacBook Air during this update."

    What happens if I do? Will it, um, become unresponsive with a black screen?
     
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    You can potentially fry the firmware. I remember when I was working at Apple with the Macbook SMC upgrades people shut down in the middle of the firmware flash and we had to use a recovery cd (which worked 25% of the time) to fix the firmware; the rest needed brand new logic boards.
     
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    It will get really upset with you, start creaking, and ask you if you should have purchased a MacBook Pro instead. It will also start booting up in 7-10 seconds some of the time, but 20-30 seconds other times, and start spinning the fan at high RPMs at random times. :D
     

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