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Jeweller

macrumors regular
Feb 17, 2008
109
15
Denver
Wow. I was just on the phone with Applecare for overheating/fan issues and wonder why they didn't mention this?!
 

wordy

macrumors regular
Feb 26, 2008
233
0
Toronto
Doesn't show up in software update yet. Installed it - it seems more like a firmware manager rather than new firmware. There's no mention of what it really does.
 

iHerzeleid

macrumors 6502a
May 5, 2007
555
0
"Your computer's SMC firmware is up-to-date with version 1.0 of the MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update."

=\?
 

iHerzeleid

macrumors 6502a
May 5, 2007
555
0
Yeah, same here. I assume this is correct since it actually mentions "Update". If it was some earlier version of the firmware, it wouldn't say that.

I'm guessing our MBA's weren't exactly "first batch"
 

aristobrat

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
12,291
1,397
Ya'll could check the week number part of your serial number and see exactly which batches you were in?
 

digitalfx

macrumors 6502a
Jul 18, 2007
663
175
updated, now fan runs much louder. Before update I barly ever noticed the fan, now it is very loud.

1.8/ssd model
week 5 (ordered day 1)

52 degrees and fan is already at 6127 rpm...usually only got that high when temp was up to 70+
 

Scott6666

macrumors 65816
Feb 2, 2008
1,396
581
So sorry

updated, now fan runs much louder. Before update I barly ever noticed the fan, now it is very loud.

DARN! I was very hopeful for a few minutes. Hope you can reverse this update to make yours go back to quiet.
 

izibo

macrumors 6502
Oct 6, 2004
265
0
This is hilarious... I just dropped my MBA off at FedEx since Apple offered to replace it for me because of overheating issues (would freeze for ten seconds, unfreeze for ten seconds, etc). Now I get home and find that there is a firmware update which may have solved my problem. Just my luck!
 

Jeweller

macrumors regular
Feb 17, 2008
109
15
Denver
This is hilarious... I just dropped my MBA off at FedEx since Apple offered to replace it for me because of overheating issues (would freeze for ten seconds, unfreeze for ten seconds, etc). Now I get home and find that there is a firmware update which may have solved my problem. Just my luck!

I'm in the same boat, sort of. Was on the phone all afternoon with Apple's tech support who, after suggesting a bunch of different fixes that did nothing, finally just had me reinstall Leopard, and said that if that didn't do the trick, they'd exchange for a regular MacBook. Well, the pointless reinstallation's done, and after I'm finished downloading all the updates, I guess I'll see what happens...
 

Jeweller

macrumors regular
Feb 17, 2008
109
15
Denver
Well, I reinstalled and updated everything, including the fan firmware, and no difference here. Same crazy 6200rpm-after-5-minutes-of-youtube-watching nonsense. Been nice knowing you Air, but BlackBook here I come...
 

Zorn

macrumors 65816
Feb 14, 2006
1,082
711
Ohio
I downloaded this on my Air and tried to run it, it said my Air was already updated with the SMC Firmware version 1.0

So some just don't need it?
 

Pine-Tree

macrumors member
Sep 14, 2005
61
0
Arizona, USA
I downloaded this on my Air and tried to run it, it said my Air was already updated with the SMC Firmware version 1.0

So some just don't need it?

I did the same, and it said it was updated. The thing that's strange though is that I looked at the Utilities folder before updating and the Firmware wasn't there (the icon). After the install, even though it said it was already updated, I now see the 'icon' for the firmware in that folder. Does that mean it wasn't there before or that the firmware was located somewhere else?
 
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