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Apple today released a pair of firmware updates for the company's latest MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro models, addressing an issue in which "an attached external display may occasionally incorrectly show a purple coloration."

- MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.0
- MacBook EFI Firmware Update 2.0

Each update weighs in at 1.98 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.6.5.

Article Link: Apple Releases EFI Firmware Updates for 2010 MacBook and 13-Inch MacBook Pro
 

coochiekuta

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is it coincidental that both of these machines have the same screen size or do they have something more in common which made them need the fix and not the others? hmm...
 
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vant

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Interesting. Is this fixing the purple (or blue can't remember) screen that pops up on the MBP13 for a few seconds when I connect the external monitor or is it actual discoloration?
 
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jbachandouris

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Great. I installed the update, the Mac rebooted, the progress bar started moving, now it's frozen. Should I power off and try again?
Help!
 
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My MBP 13" is being replaced by Apple since this update seems to have messed up my machine. iLife 11 here I come!
 
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green86

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Come on Apple, scrap the 320m and give it a 330m at least.

they can't do that. putting cutting edge technology in any of their machines is against job's commandments. all macs are stuck with inferior technology until he is booted out of CEO. And i know all the fanbois will be all over me on this... but suck my.. :eek:
 
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Perdification

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they can't do that. putting cutting edge technology in any of their machines is against job's commandments. all macs are stuck with inferior technology until he is booted out of CEO. And i know all the fanbois will be all over me on this... but suck my.. :eek:

HAHA, chill pal, I know its irritating, we should count ourselves lucky and thank goodness we have at least an i5 and i7 for the 15' and 17' MBPs.
 
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MDMac

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THANK YOU FOR THIS! The constant crashing while hooked up to an external display was infuriating! There is a million page thread about this issue on the apple forums. Hopefully this fixes the issue for everyone!
 
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AzN1337c0d3r

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Come on Apple, scrap the 320m and give it a 330m at least.

Not going to happen. The 330M is a discrete chip. There's not enough room to put it on the motherboard of the 13 inch laptops.

That's why Apple stuck with Core 2s because there wasn't enough room to put a discrete graphics chip and an i5 into the 13 inch's motherboard.
 
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Perdification

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Not going to happen. The 330M is a discrete chip. There's not enough room to put it on the motherboard of the 13 inch laptops.

That's why Apple stuck with Core 2s because there wasn't enough room to put a discrete graphics chip and an i5 into the 13 inch's motherboard.

It will happen, if Apple decides to scrap the dinosaur optical drive. We've been discussing this in the other threads for a long time. They could easily fit a core iX cpu and discrete graphics in. If you'd take a look at the Sony VAIO Z, they'd crammed everything in there. A teardown of the 13' MBP reveals how much space the optical drive takes. It is highly possible to squeeze all the good stuff inside, if they'd just do like what they did with the MBAs.
 
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macintoshtoffy

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Great. I installed the update, the Mac rebooted, the progress bar started moving, now it's frozen. Should I power off and try again?
Help!

How long has it sat therefore? hours? days? months? if it is a couple of minutes then go away, do something useful and come back in an hour - if it is still frozen then start ******** bricks.
 
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joskewarez

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i hope it wil fix the mini displayport -> vga adpater problem.
a lot of people cant work with a vga display/beamer anymore ( i'm one of them)
i hope they also included some fixes to speed up the sata controller
 
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dave12345

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yes mostly around 2000rpm - although the base of the laptop feels warm now and if i watch anything on youtube (480p) it revs up to 3000rpm pretty quickly. it didn't do this before i updated ?
 
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