Resolved Firmware from 4.1 to 5.1 problem Now fix

Gonzalofv

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 2, 2014
15
1
myttchet-camberley UK
Hi to all
I did post yesterday a conversion from 4.1 to 5.1 but no getting the answer i need
My problem is with the Firmware , i did this convertor about 200 time already but now for no reason is not happening ,my is the mac pro 2.26 8 core
im not sure if something change or ?????
ok this is what i do :
first i download the firmware update 1.5 for mac pro to my desktop and then i open it .after it is open i open the tool for the 2009 to 2010 , i run it and after feu seconds it ask to switch of and on powering it to hold the power button till the light flushed and a long beep , I'm doing it all according as i use to doing . then the progression bar from the update come for a split second and then goes of to rester himself * normally take longer
after the mac restarted it show as 4.1 no change so not sure what I'm doing wrong
im willing to pay someone to help me as i do have several macs from my clients and now I'm stuck
as i mention i did this changes before so not sure what to do now
many thanks
 

Mattww

macrumors 6502
Jan 11, 2008
389
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It's a while since I did one but what OS version did you boot when running the updater? I think anything after about 10.8 won't work as I remember having to make a boot disk just for this.
 

Mattww

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Jan 11, 2008
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Also make sure you have an EFI Graphics card installed and try removing any other PCI-E cards and external devices, i.e. keep it as simple as possible.
 

h9826790

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Apr 3, 2014
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What's your firmware version now? I am wondering if your Mac has a custom firmare (which is possible for some refurbish machine) and cause this abnormal behaviour.
 

Gonzalofv

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 2, 2014
15
1
myttchet-camberley UK
Hi I will let u know in the morning as I left the office about 1hr ago
I left it installing 10.7.3 so I hop it will do
I check and the Mac Pro 5.1 came with 10.7 and 10.7.2
Fingers cross
 

Mattww

macrumors 6502
Jan 11, 2008
389
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What's your firmware version now? I am wondering if your Mac has a custom firmare (which is possible for some refurbish machine) and cause this abnormal behaviour.
That's a good point - the 4.1 he is upgrading needs to have firmware ending in B07 I think. There were some refurbs or something that had B08.
 

Gonzalofv

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 2, 2014
15
1
myttchet-camberley UK
yeeeeesssssss finally hapens thanks for all your help
this mac never has been upgraded so the rom boot end in B04 , now i did run software update and the firmware update is now B07 and it did the 4.1 to 5.1 as usual no problems
i did no realise something so simple but life is a learning curse
NOTE> IF YOUR Rom Boot is lower than B07 it won't work it wont do the conversion from 4.1 to 5.1 !!!!!
 
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