Firmware update fail - now wont boot

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mrjarvie, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. mrjarvie macrumors member

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    Was updating my firmware and an error occurred. Upon booting, the firmware update tries to complete, but fails and powers down at the progress bar screen.
    I'm on a 15" MBP (2011 model) and the firmware I was trying to update to was 10.6.'the one just before Lion'. I have looked into burning a Firmware Restoration CD, but can't find one that is compatible with my MBP - model identifier: MacBookPro8,2.

    Not sure if this is relevant but, I a have Windows 7 x64 bootcamp partition installed.

    Anyway, if anyone knows how I can get a working computer again, I be very grateful to hear from you. Not even sure if I'll be able to target-disk my important files off if I can't get my firmware restored. Hmmmm.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Do you have an Apple store nearby? They could probably fix it easily, or at least try to help.
     
  3. mrjarvie thread starter macrumors member

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    Ye, will do, as a last resort.

    Tried target disk mode - only bootcamp partition mounts which isn't much use. Wonder if I can transfer my mac stuff from windows over local network or something.

    Anyone got any firmware-restoration-based ideas?
     

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