Rumblings about New Macbook Pro firmware fixing whine issue!

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  1. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hearing rumblings from some people that the new Macbook Pro firmware released today to support Boot Camp is fixing the whine issue. Can anyone confirm this!
     
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  3. nylon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    I've installed the new firmware on my MBP and it had no effect whatsoever on the CPU whine.

    Note that the "new" firmware from Apple's download pages is version 1.0 - shouldn't these have shipped with version 1.0?

    Not entirely sure what this is supposed to fix as it made no difference here.
     
  5. nylon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The firmware update adds legacy support for BIOS. This is so that XP can boot.
     
  6. cherry38 macrumors member

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    It honestly has seemed to fix mine. Before I would need to either have a bluetooth mouse attached, use MNK (prior to 10.4.6), or do one of the Mirror/Photobooth tricks.

    Only thing I can hear now is my hard drive :D
     
  7. jacobite macrumors newbie

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    I have just installed the MBP firmware update version 1.0 and it appears to have cured the CPU whine.

    Prior to update my Boot ROM Version was MBP11.0044.B02
    After update it is now MBP11.0055.B02 which does indicate that early MBPs were shipped with an earlier firmware.

    My serial number is W8607.

    I would strongly suggest to anyone who has a MBP suffering from CPU whine to update their firmware.
     
  8. Placeholder macrumors member

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    The firmware did nothing for my W8610. Still whines.
     
  9. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I have a MBP 2.16 and the buzz is still there. I was really hoping the update was going to fix it :(
     
  10. jacobite macrumors newbie

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    UPDATE - just brought MBP out of sleep and whine returned

    ahhhhhhhhhhh!
     
  11. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    FW update doesn't seem to have done anything for me. sigh.
     
  12. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    My MBP (W8609) stopped whining after the firmware updated.
     
  13. dailo macrumors regular

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    There seems to be a lot of ways to stop the whine, opening iChat makes the whine very noticable. Opening and closing comic life will stop the whine.

    My question is, is this okay? If I brought it to the genius bar would they do anything? I work in a quiet enviironment a lot and it gets pretty annoying sometimes. I hope apple decides to fix this. This is my first mac and I love it, minus the heat and whine.
     
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