Firmware update question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmre5150, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. jmre5150 macrumors member


    Jan 4, 2007
    Levittown, PA
    If apple had a previous issue months ago that required a firmware update from their site, would my new MacBook Pro need it? Or would they already have it installed?

    I just bought this 2 days ago, and I ran the software update thingy. I also tried to manually download the firmware from the support site, but it wouldn't download.

    I'm guessing I don't need it?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    If you got it new, 99% likely that you don't need it.

    It would show up in Software Update if you did.

    All you have to do it compare the current firmware number on your Mac with those of the listed firmware update on the website (it tells you what number your firmware will be updated to). You can find your own firmware numbers via the System Profiler.
  3. cardiac dave macrumors regular

    cardiac dave

    Jun 23, 2005
    I wondered the same thing a month ago... if your computer doesn't need it, it will tell you so if you try to use the firmware updater, and will halt the process.

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