EFI firmware failed?

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  1. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. p3ncil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I looked through all the restoration downloads and none of them has my macbook's identifier of MacbookPro5,3

    Currently using macbook pro 15inch 2009.

    Thanks for replying,
    p3ncil.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    http://support.apple.com/downloads/MacBook_Pro_EFI_Firmware_Update_1_7_

    This one says:

    Products Affected

    MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009), MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009), iMac (24-inch, Early 2009), iMac (20-inch, Early 2009)


    I'm not sure if that will help, but if you can boot off another drive, it may work. If all else fails, call Apple and ask them which one to use.
     
  4. p3ncil thread starter macrumors regular

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    But it says...

    instead of

    let me try.
    thanks :)
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I know, but that's the only one I could find too. Good luck and let us know if it works out! :)
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you are the only one, then this must be you also... ;)

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2056003&tstart=90

     
  7. p3ncil thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Intel updated the firmware due to performance issues before, looks like they have to do it again.

    Apple has in the past pointed the finger at the 3rd party companies, however lately they have been doing the fixes under the table.
     
  9. p3ncil thread starter macrumors regular

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    doesn't work.
    it rejects the CD ):

    Thanks for contributing :)
     

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