Macbook Update (open firmware etc)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pilesofstones, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. pilesofstones, Jun 21, 2006
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  2. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure Apple is working hard on one. But I hope it is soon, because I have kernel panics sometimes when I unplug my earphones.
     
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    another rev A quirk, lol
     
  4. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    they had a firmware fix for the moobook pros, so they should have one in the workd for the MB as well.
     
  5. pilesofstones, Jun 22, 2006
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  6. netdog macrumors 603

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    The MB graphics and hard drive are certainly slower. Not sure about the FSB.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Just a quick note: Intel Macs don't use Open Firmware. They use EFI instead.
     
  8. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Macbook Pro with the whine, and the EFI updates from Apple didn't help. But I came across a small program called MagicNoiseKiller, and as the name suggests, it actually completely eliminates the whine without utilizing the CPU, works like magic! :)

    But to get it to work as of 10.4.6, you first have to run Photo Booth, then quit it, then run MagicNoiseKiller.
     
  9. regre7 macrumors 6502

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    Usually if something sounds too good to be true, it is.

    EDIT: I just read that using the BT mouse kills the whine. Is that true?
     
  10. Core Trio macrumors regular

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    A friend of mine has a white macbook and if her fans didnt come on as often, i think it would burn a hole in the table, that thing gets waaay hotter than my powerbook.

    Then again...her's doesnt moo or whine either..
     
  11. pilesofstones, Jun 23, 2006
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  12. pilesofstones, Jun 23, 2006
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  13. 7on macrumors 601

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    I've had the headphone kernel panic. It's because the Macbooks remember Headphone volume levels so there is some OS involvement.
     

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