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Apple Issues SMC Firmware Update for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot



    Apple has issued updates for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air notebook models to fix a rare battery issue. The updates are available via Apple's software updates page or through Software Update and the Mac App Store.
    Update: MacRumors forum member Dempson looked inside the updates and found they are for the following machines:
    Article Link: Apple Issues SMC Firmware Update for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air Models
  2. macrumors member

    Nothing for me in the UK
  3. macrumors 604


    That’s a very odd issue...
  4. macrumors 6502

    My '11 MacBook Air froze on startup after the necessary restart. I did have the SuperDrive with a dvd inside plugged in, maybe that's why??
  5. macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Update not showing up for me :/
  6. macrumors 6502

    Not for Late 2012 MBP

    Tried installing the downloaded package. It doesn't appear to be for a MacBookPro9,2.
  7. macrumors member

    I have a Mid 2010 13" (the last of the C2Ds) and the update just showed up for me.
  8. macrumors 68030


    Same thing's happened to me before, they don't always seem to play nice with external media that's been plugged in on boot.
  9. macrumors member


    Updated. Very happy.
    Safari is way snappier now.
  10. macrumors 65832


    I guess I am in the clear. Mid-2011 MacBook Pro 17".
  11. macrumors 68040


    You mean early or late 2011?
  12. macrumors 6502


    It's only certain models apparently, but it doesn't state which. See here for MBP (here for everybody else).

    If you don't get it in Software Update, you most likely don't need it. If you're skeptical, download it manually and see if your system takes it (it will tell you it's not meant for your system if it isn't).

    Seems it isn't for 2011 MB's.
  13. macrumors member

    Models supported

    Looking inside the updates, they are for the following:

    MacBook7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)

    MacBook Air
    MacBookAir3,1 (11-inch, Late 2010)
    MacBookAir3,2 (13-inch, Late 2010)
    MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011)
    MacBookAir4,2 (13-inch, Mid 2011)

    MacBook Pro
    MacBookPro7,1 (13-inch, Mid 2010)
    MacBookPro8,1 (13-inch, Early 2011 or Late 2011)

    The MacBook disk image from the Apple support download page appears to be damaged - I got an error "There may be a problem with this disk image. Are you sure you want to open it?". I was able to examine the package after clicking the Open button, but it might be safer for MacBook users to get this one via Software Update until Apple fixes the image. The other two disk images mounted OK.

    Edit: it occurs to me that the bad image might be a problem on my nearest Akamai mirror. Anyone else have problems mounting the MacBook disk image? (I downloaded it twice, didn't help.)
  14. macrumors member

    is this a running joke or something?
  15. slu
    macrumors 68000


    That dead horse you are beating sure makes a loud thud.
  16. macrumors regular

    NOt for MBP 5,2 latest MBA.
  17. macrumors 65832


    I bought it June 2011. I think it's classified as early for some reason.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Since this update the fans on my air wont stop going up and down. All I'm doing is streaming a video that never used to make it go up and down before.
  19. macrumors 65816


    Or MBP10,1 (retina mid-2012).
  20. macrumors 68020


    no update here.
  21. macrumors 68040


    Lol when people say that they mean when it was released not when they bought :) I have the same one so thanks for letting me know
  22. macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

  23. macrumors 6502a


    People who think they are funny is what it is. Comment got old about 2 years ago.
  24. macrumors 68000


    165KB update for my 13" mid 2010 MacBook Pro
  25. macrumors 6502


    good thing i just unistalled linux and reinstalled os x :D

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