13'' mid 2012 unable to update to 10.13.6

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  1. Husky1992 macrumors regular

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    Hi
    my mid 2012 13'' mbp in unable to update from 10.13.5 to 10.13.6, on restart it gives me this error message and I'm forced to use Time Machine to restore the system. What could the problem be?
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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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  3. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Mid 2012 13" MBPs are often prone to failure of the cable that connects the disk to the computer. This would show up when doing things that are disk-intensive such as installing/updating an operating system. For a while, Apple was replacing the cables for low or no cost, but they may have stopped doing that. You might bring the computer to an Apple Store if you have one nearby to have them check it.
     
  4. amaze1499, Aug 8, 2018
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    amaze1499 macrumors regular

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    same issue with 10.14 installer? I am not suggesting to install, just to check whether the issue can be reproduced.

    Plus: i had a similar issue when booted from recovery partition due to incorrect date/time settings
     
  5. Husky1992 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is this combo updater?

    no, I tried weeks ago 10.14 and worked fine, downgraded only because of software compatibility
    wouldn't it fail even when reinstalling 250gb of disk data from my time machine?
     
  6. amaze1499 macrumors regular

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    Rather sounds like upgraded firmware that prevents this version from being installed. Check the logs.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Not necessarily. The install may have a checksumming step that fails while copying data won't.
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    Apple has not made any firmware updates that block earlier versions of operating systems from installing.
     
  8. amaze1499 macrumors regular

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    Nobody had made such a claim. However, I had a similar issue related to and which was solved by updating firmware.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    If you haven't tried the "combo updater" I mentioned above .... TRY it.
    Then get back to us with your report.
     
  10. Husky1992 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok thanks
     
  11. Husky1992 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it worked, thank you!
     

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