MacBook Pro EFI/Boot ROM issue! Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThePlacidCasual, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. ThePlacidCasual macrumors newbie

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    Been trying to find help on this for ages... Help! :)

    Back in 2006, I did some work for a company close to Apple, who got updates and things very slightly before the public. I joined a private wireless network, and looking through /library/receipts it lists:

    "Macbook Pro EFI Firmware Update Pre-Release"

    It seems my firmware is marked MBP11.0055.B06, but the release one is MBP11.0055.B08 (update 1.2). When I try to install the 'official' version it won't take.

    As such, when I try to Boot Camp, I can't because I get a 'You need to update the Boot ROM' message, and it closes. I basically can't run Bootcamp at all on my Mac :(

    Need to find a way to get the wrong firmware removed, and the new one installed, but I can find no way to do it. All the updates don't work, and the EFI Restore CD also does not work...

    Help! :(
     
  2. dhirajpatil macrumors newbie

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    Multiple Installation of EFI Firmware

    I have installed three times EFI Firmware 1.5.1, the log shows previous installations were successful. When I try to run software updates, it still shows up as required update?

    Any Reason why
     
  3. mas90guru macrumors member

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    Same thing is happening to me.
     
  4. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    You have to run the EFI update separately. Its located in your Apps>Utilities folder. It does not automatically update.

    Updating the EFI requires a restart, which you've probably have not done.
     
  5. aldog macrumors regular

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    Thank you, i had no clue about that. software update has been running every night and trying to install. I figured it was like whatever the update was a couple of months ago that people had to let run numerous times until it worked.
    I'm not MBP31.0070.B07
     
  6. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    yea its misleading how it works, but i'm pretty sure if you read the description it tells you about running it separately. I didnt know about this either at first and asked a fellow tech why it kept showing up even though I "installed" it numerous times.

    superdrive firmware in my experience automatically launch the installer after downloading. I suppose since the install requires a restart they let the user decide when to do it.
     
  7. aldog macrumors regular

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    It actually says in the software update dialog "this update does not require a restart" or "you will not have to restart your computer with this update"
    something like that, perhaps the link it gives has an explanation like yours, but I never clicked it, hehe, shows how concerned I was.
     

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