How to finish install - Firmware update X25-M

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  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I'm installing the new firmware for a Intel X25-M on my MBP. When I get to the end it says to "eject the disc and restart my computer". How do I do this. Keep it mind its just a black screen? I tried hitting the eject button and that didn't work?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    It's not important really. If will say whether the update was successful and return you to a dos prompt. Just ignore that hold down the power button and reboot.

     
  3. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what I did...but for some reason if I restart it takes like 3-5 minutes to boot into the OS...once in its money though???
     
  4. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    When you've booted to you Preferences and reset your startup disk.

    That should fix the delay you're seeing when you boot.

     
  5. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, not sure what you mean...would you please explain a bit more.

    Thanks
     
  6. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    Open System Preferences, click Startup Disk and click the drive that's in your machine. After you do that you should notice the machine finds the drive quicker when it boots.

     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    After you're done updating the firmware from the DOS utility, just hold the power button to turn off the machine; when the machine is booting, hold the mouse button down to eject the disk.

    Don't forget that updater is written for regular computers which usually have tray-loading drives.
     
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  9. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    Fantastic timing on this thread... have a Kingston 160gb X25-M on the way right now.

    How can I tell if the drive has the latest firmware?
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Put the drive in your computer before you install the OS; run the updater utility; if it's not the latest firmware it will tell you.
     
  11. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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  12. AppleWorking macrumors regular

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    What program can I use to burn the ISO? I come from windows and use to use Nero for such things, but on a mac I have no idea. I only have OSX at the moment... How can I burn the ISO with nothing else? Thanks
     
  13. magamo macrumors 6502

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    I recommend you read Intel's User Guide before you update your firmware regardless of whether you are on Windows or OS X. By the way, it has a step-by-step guide showing how to burn .iso.
     
  14. AppleWorking macrumors regular

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    Thank you!
     

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