Apple Releases Firmware Updates for Notebooks, Keyboard, and iMac

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    Apple released EFI Firmware Updates for the MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac today. The firmware update descriptions are predictably short:
    Apple also issued an Aluminum Keyboard firmware update:
    The updates can be found in your Mac OS X software update.

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  2. harrisone23 macrumors member

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    Just downloaded it.

    Doesnt make a difference at all.
     
  3. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    grr the keyboard update still doesnt fix the whole thing where you can hold the option key, D or anything... quite sad if you wanna start in boot camp.
     
  4. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    Okay, let's hear it folks: what does it fix, what does it break?
     
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  6. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I hope this is addressing the instability with Leopard. I get at least 1 very hard lock per week.

    Then again, it might be due to the heat issues of the MBP.

    Yes, I am still very bitter about it.
     
  7. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    Not showing up in my Software update.
    Is this only for post-Rev. A Core Duo notebooks? As I'm running an original CD Yonah MacBook.
     
  8. skoops macrumors regular

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    I have a MacBookPro2,2 and there's no update waiting for me :(
     
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    Looks like its only for Santa Rosa based machines, hence no mini either.
     
  10. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked software update the firmware update is not there. I have a 2.0GHz C2D Black MacBook (Revision 2)
     
  11. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Nothing showing up in my updater yet,so fix's nix
     
  12. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

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    Hmm, does it do anything at all?

    Anyway, it's pretty cool to see the sleep indicator flash like that when you hold down the power button. Didn't know that it or the long tone existed
     
  13. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    Egads-I remember one of the earlier firmware updates for my first generation Macbook (Core Duo)-it bricked my DVD drive...and I was out of warranty!:mad:
     
  14. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    *sigh* no update for me.

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    Hopefully it fixes the "display never wakes from sleep even though the computer itself does" problem I'm having with my MBP. I've been stuck tethered to my ACD since the last update (either graphics update or firmware, not 100% sure which) broke it.
     
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    Just come up on my mac mini with apple aluminum keyboard; 601kb.
    I can't notice any difference yet, i was hoping it would fix the problem where the caps lock key has to be pressed fairly hard to get it to work.
    Oh well!
     
  18. msharp macrumors regular

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    Yep yep, I'm having exactly the same problem since the last graphic update. Another bug since that graphic update is that if you boot the computer with an external display connected (other than ACD), the external display will be used in a very weird resolution and you can't change it.

    Hope this can fix it.... though it doesn't sound so.
     
  19. blindzero macrumors regular

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    I hope so. Too many of us are having this problem...

    That and the "computer wakes up in my backpack and drains to 0% battery."
     
  20. Drake Mandrake macrumors newbie

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    If anyone can confirm that this fixes the problem caused by the last Leopard graphics update - specifically the problem that prevents you from closing your MBP and using it in clamshell mode and successfully waking it while connected to an external monitor - please do so.

    I've been a bit irritated by that problem. Bought my refurb MBP a week before the update, all worked fine in clamshell mode with external. Then, after the update, it just won't work anymore. It will not wake with bluetooth keyboard or mouse.

    I'm not the only one who has had that problem, so quite a few complaints about it right after it happened.
     
  21. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Keyboard repeat thing happened to me yesterday. Thought nothing of it, now a fix! (apparently)
     
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    I just installed it and it deleted all of my color profiles. The screen looked like crap. Now I got to find one again.
     
  23. Object-X macrumors 6502a

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    Hope it fixes my issue

    I hope this fixes a bluetooth problem on the MacBook Pro. I have the new wireless Apple keyboard connected to my MBP, but every time Time Machine kicks off a backup my keyboard starts dropping it's connection. Others on Apple's forums have similar problems with this configuration. Sucks not being able to type on your keyboard, especially when Time Machine is doing full backup in the morning (which can't be changed) that can take some time to complete.
     
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    Safari feels firmer.

    Yes it came up for me. Definitely firmer. Oh yes.

    C2D SR MB 2.2ghz, 4GB RAM.

    (Yup, showed up on Software Update, but actually I didn't install it. I never install updates on the same day they come out - let other people be the guinea pigs)
     
  25. Ensoniq macrumors regular

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    Running a brand new 2008 2.4 GHz BlackBook here and no firmware update is showing in Software Update...
     

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