Can't open EFI firmware utility!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BENI, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. BENI macrumors regular


    Jun 27, 2009
    Hi, my problem is pretty much explained - when i try to open the utility it says "This version of the MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update is for use with specific computer models only and will not run on this computer."

    the only reason for this i can see is that my system is migrated from an older macbook pro 15''.

    am i right? or is that not the reason.
    the reason i am concerned is because i can't figure out whether my firmware is up to date. I this utility used for updating? and if it is - how can i get hold of the correct version for my computer?

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Setting up firmware password protection in Mac OS X

    Of course, you should be using the grey install disks that came with your computer, or a retail version of Mac OS X. You can't use install disks from a Mac on any other Mac model.

    Also, be aware that firmware passwords are easily bypassed.

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