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

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    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
     
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    Nothing for me in the UK
     
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    That’s a very odd issue...
     
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    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??
     
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    Update not showing up for me :/
     
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    Not for Late 2012 MBP

    Tried installing the downloaded package. It doesn't appear to be for a MacBookPro9,2.
     
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    I have a Mid 2010 13" (the last of the C2Ds) and the update just showed up for me.
     
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    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.
     
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    Updated. Very happy.
    Safari is way snappier now.
     
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    I guess I am in the clear. Mid-2011 MacBook Pro 17".
     
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    You mean early or late 2011?
     
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    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.
     
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    Models supported

    Looking inside the updates, they are for the following:

    MacBook
    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.)
     
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    is this a running joke or something?
     
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    That dead horse you are beating sure makes a loud thud.
     
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    NOt for MBP 5,2 latest MBA.
     
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    I bought it June 2011. I think it's classified as early for some reason.
     
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    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.
     
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    Or MBP10,1 (retina mid-2012).
     
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    no update here.
     
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    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
     
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    Leave.
     
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    People who think they are funny is what it is. Comment got old about 2 years ago.
     
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    165KB update for my 13" mid 2010 MacBook Pro
     
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    good thing i just unistalled linux and reinstalled os x :D
     

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