EFI Firmware Update 2.7

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  1. thebritishguy macrumors member

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    Hi

    Just Updated my Late 2011 13" MPP with EFI Firmware 2.7

    My MPB has a Crucial M4 (rev 309) In the Primary HD Slot and a Momentus XT500 in the optical Drive

    Previously my boot times would be around 6-8 seconds from the display of the Apple logo, now its around 18-20 seconds.

    Have verified and fixed the Disk Permissions (3 issues) and still after a number of reboots it is taking 18-20 seconds to boot.

    I am also getting spinning circle waits with outlook and word (office 2011)

    Anyone else had any issues?

    TBG
     
  2. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    downloaded it yesterday and it took about 20 seconds as well. I haven't had any problems at all with it, everything is working as it should and I'm not getting the spinning beach ball of death.
     
  3. thebritishguy thread starter macrumors member

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    So is it still taking 20 seconds to boot for you? I am really missing my fast boot times :(
     
  4. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    No after a restart everything went back to normal. Try restarting.
     
  5. thebritishguy thread starter macrumors member

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    done that 6 times, still having the issues :(

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    The problem existed after multiple Restarts

    However, a hard shutdown/power up has restored the previous speed!
    :)
     
  6. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    How come everyone is getting this update and i'm not? I software updated just now and it says no update for me. What the heck lol?

    That's my version: 1.68.

    I even tried to find the download link for it and download it but it tells me my system doesn't support it.
     

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  7. thebritishguy thread starter macrumors member

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    What version of OSX are you running


    EFI 2.7 required Lion

    "System Requirements
    OS X Lion 10.7.3 or later"
     
  8. cariocap, Feb 25, 2012
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    Nope, I updated EFI and I'm running SL 10.6.8 with my Late 2001 MBP 17"(I downgraded (or upgraded :)) mine.
    I know Apple says that it's for Lion but EFI updates are for hardware.
     
  9. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats odd after my restart everything was working fine. Im not having any problems right now if anything I'm running faster than before.
     
  10. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    I am running lion 10.7.3. I even ran disk utility, restart, reset pram nothing. I just got this laptop 1 1/2 week ago as a gift.
     
  11. cariocap macrumors member

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    try shutdown / power on
     
  12. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    Tried that already. Didn't work as well.
     
  13. itegypt macrumors 6502

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    mine got slow after 10.7.3 now after the EFI it takes about a min to the sign on screen:D



     
  14. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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  15. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    Mines still not working even after running disk utility, ran disk repair permission, restart, shutdown, then power on. And whats NVRAM? How do I do that?
     
  16. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Here you go.. https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
     
  17. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    Yeah still not working. I just scheduled a genius bar appointment tomorrow to see if they can help me or know what I'm talking about. Anyone with any other solutions, let me know. Thank you.
     
  18. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Did you check to make sure your start up disk is still selected for the M4?
     
  19. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    m4?
     
  20. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    The poster quoted you but it was clearly meant for the OP, as he has a Crucial M4 SSD and that can be the cause of a slow boot, not having the start up disk correctly selected.
     
  21. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    :( Sorry that was meant for the OP. But since it came up, did you check your start up disk is selected.
     
  22. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    I don't understand any of this lol. If this is for OP or for me, whoever. How do I go to startup disk?
     
  23. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    On the menu bar, select the Apple Icon (top left), in the drop down select System Preferences, then select Start Up Disk and verify that your primary drive (probably labeled MAC HDD or MAC OSX) is selected as the start up drive.
     
  24. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    That sucks.. I'm new to the Mac world so, unfortunately, I'm at my wits end here.. Wish I could be of more help!

    Hopefully the Genius Bar can fix it for you..

    Keep us posted!!! :)
     
  25. RyanMacm macrumors member

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    Got it, now what?
     

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