I did a search and apparently. Everyones got their intel harddisk working fine with the 1.7 mac firmware for mbp. I flashed the EFI firmware using the SSD and apparently I was never bought to the OK screen. My screen just stayed white. Right after it flashed. I wanted to to reflash my firmware back to the original file through apple's guide. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2213 But I can't find the .dmg file as described by the apple article. Furthermore I'm unable to find the restoration download on apple's site. I read through the entire thread with regards to the 1.7 firmware update issue and apparently everyone with intel hdds had no issue with detection etc. I swapped out the SSD and replaced it with the HDD and guess what it booted! Any ideas? Did my EFI firmware update failed? Thanks very much.